Five months after Playboy model Dani Mathers found herself in hot water for body-shaming a fellow gym-goer, she鈥檚 still dealing with the fallout, and guys? It isn鈥檛 looking good.

<> on July 25, 2014 in San Diego, California.

Last we heard, Dani was actually facing criminal charges over her actions, which included taking a nude photo of a 70-year-old woman without consent and posting it online for the world to see, along with the crude caption, 鈥淚f I can鈥檛 unsee this, you can鈥檛 either.鈥

Though Dani has since taken to social media to apologize, saying the photo was posted by accident and meant for a private conversation with a friend (鈥檆ause that鈥檚 so much better?), the law clearly didn鈥檛 see it as an innocent faux pas, as she has now officially been charged with a misdemeanor count of privacy invasion.

With an arraignment set for November 28, Dani could now face up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine 鈥 yikes!

It鈥檚 a case for which the outcome could have far-reaching implications beyond just Dani herself, sending a strong message to body-shamers (not unlike this woman鈥檚 open letter) and hate photographers the world over. Think about it: In our newfound era of instant technology, how many times have you seen a 鈥渉ilarious鈥 shot of someone on the subway sporting an unfortunate outfit that was likely taken without their consent? They may be fully clothed, but the mean-spirited sentiment and lack of approval to have their picture shared with the world remains the same, as does the fact that behind that photo, there鈥檚 a real-live person with feelings.

Should Dani be forced to face the full legal consequence of her unfortunate actions, perhaps others will be forced to rethink their own actions, as well.

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 14: 2015 Playmate of the Year Dani Mathers speaks onstage during Playboy聮s 2015 Playmate of the Year Ceremony at the Playboy Mansion on May 14, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Playboy)

After all, as LA city attorney Mike Feuer told the court regarding Dani鈥檚 post, 鈥淏ody shaming is humiliating, with often painful, long-term consequences. It mocks and stigmatizes its victims, tearing down self-respect and perpetuating the harmful idea that our unique physical appearances should be compared to airbrushed notions of 鈥榩erfect.鈥欌 The lawyer went on to say that while body shaming is not, in and of itself a crime, 鈥淭here are circumstances in which invading one鈥檚 privacy to accomplish it can be. And we shouldn鈥檛 tolerate that.鈥

Hear, hear.

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(h/t ET, photos via Charley Galley + Jason Kempin/Getty)