Playboy Playmate Dani Mathers pleads not guilty in bodyshaming gym photo case

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Dani Mathers is ready for legal battle.

Playboy Playmate Mathers, who was charged earlier this month with invasion of privacy for allegedly photographing a nude woman at her gym and then posting it with a mocking caption on social media, pleaded not guilty during her arraignment Monday, a spokesman for the Los Angeles City Attorney told TheWrap.

Mathers' pretrial date is scheduled for Dec. 21. If convicted, she could receive up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.

Mathers is accused of secretly photographing a 70-year-old woman in the shower area at an L.A. Fitness gym, then posting it to social media.

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 06: 2015 Playmate of the Year Dani Mathers arrives for the Single Mom's Awards presented by Single Moms Planet held at The Peninsula Beverly Hills on May 6, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 25: (L-R) Miss September 2012 Alana Campos, Miss February 2008 Michelle McLaughlin, 2013 Playmate of the Year Raquel Pomplun, Miss March 2013 Ashley Doris, 2015 Playmate of the Year Dani Mathers and Miss June 2004 Hiromi Oshima attend attend a special screening and after-party for EuropaCorp's 'The Transporter Refueled' held at The Playboy Mansion on August 25, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/WireImage)
ANAHEIM, CA - JANUARY 22: Playboy Playmate of the Year 2015 Dani Mathers appears at NAMM Show - Day 2 at Anaheim Convention Center on January 22, 2016 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Daniel Knighton/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 14: 2014 2014 2014 Playmate of the year (L-R) Kennedy Summers, Playboy's Cooper Hefner and 2015 Playmate of the Year Dani Mathers attend Playboy's '2015 Playmate Of The Year' announcement & luncheon at The Playboy Mansion on May 14, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Beck Starr/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 14: Playboy's 2015 Playmate of the Year Dani Mathers attends Playboy's '2015 Playmate Of The Year' announcement & luncheon at The Playboy Mansion on May 14, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Beck Starr/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 14: 2015 Playmate of the Year Dani Mathers gets ready for PlayboyÂs 2015 Playmate of the Year Ceremony at the Playboy Mansion on May 14, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Playboy)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 14: 2015 Playmate of the Year Dani Mathers gets ready for PlayboyÂs 2015 Playmate of the Year Ceremony at the Playboy Mansion on May 14, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Playboy)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Playboy Playmates Audrey Aleen Allen, Kristen Nicole, Heather Rae Young, Tiffany Toth and Dani Mathers at the 'Muck' Premiere held at The Playboy Mansion on February 26, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 15: (L-R) Playboy Playmates Dani Mathers, Kristen Nicole, Carly Lauren and Gemma Lee Farrell attend the Playboy's 2014 'Playmate Of The Year' announcement & luncheon held at The Playboy Mansion on May 15, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 25: Miss May 2014 Dani Mathers attends the Playboy and A&E ÂBates Motel Event During Comic-Con Weekend, on July 25, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Playboy)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 01: Model Dani Mathers arrives for BenchWarmer's Annual Stars & Stripes Celebration held at Riviera 31 on July 1, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 10: (L-R) Models Caya Hefner and Dani Mathers, Television personality/model/DJ Crystal Hefner and models Carly Lauren and Amanda Vanderpool arrive at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino during the resort's Rehab pool party on May 10, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/FilmMagic)
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Mathers' troubles began on July 14, when she posted the photo of the nude woman on Snapchat with the caption, "If I can't unsee this then you can't either."

The model did not say what about the woman's appearance she found objectionable.

Mathers subsequently apologized, but that failed to sway her many detractors on social media.

L.A. Fitness banned her from its gyms, and Mathers was fired from her gig at Los Angeles radio station KLOS, where she appeared as a regular on the station's morning show.

Mathers' attorney Thomas Mesereau has not yet responded to TheWrap's request for comment on the not guilty plea. However, Mesereau previously stated that Mathers "never tried to hurt anyone."

"I hope the rumors are not true. Dani Mathers never tried to hurt anyone at any time and certainly never tried to break the law," Mesereau said in September.

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