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Playboy Playmate Dani Mathers Hires MJ Lawyer For Looming Criminal Prosecution

7/22/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0720-dani-mathers-tom-mesereau-instagram-tmzDani Mathers -- the Playboy Playmate who took a picture of a naked woman in an L.A. gym -- has hired no less than the famous lawyer who got Michael Jackson acquitted ... and she has reason for worry.

We've learned Mathers hired Tom Mesereau, who not only got MJ off ... he won a murder acquittal for Robert Blake.

TMZ broke the story, the LAPD launched a criminal investigation after the gym where the photo was taken filed a police report. Mathers not only snapped the pic in the locker area, she shamed the woman by writing a snarky caption and posting it on social media.

Our LAPD sources say they are on the hunt for the victim and are working closely with LA Fitness execs, combing over surveillance video and checking member swipes during the time in question to ID the victim. And, we're told, they're close.

Our sources say the LAPD would like to present a criminal case to the L.A. City Attorney but need the cooperation of the victim.

Mathers has been banned from the health club, and good luck finding another one.

Kendra Wilkinson Dani Mathers Is a Rotten Apple ... Leave Playboy Out of This!

7/19/2016 7:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Kendra Wilkinson is NOT standing shoulder to shoulder with fellow Playmate alum Dani Mathers -- in fact, she's going off on her for the despicable gym sauna pic.

We caught up with Kendra at LAX and she didn't mince words about the former Playmate of the Year. Check out the vid ... she's clearly pissed at Dani for mocking an unwitting woman.

She's also got beef with anyone trying to drag Playboy into Dani's mess.

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Dani Mathers Criminal Investigation Launched Into Naked Gym Pic

7/15/2016 3:57 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0714-dani-mathers-snapchat-01Dani Mathers is now in the crosshairs of cops, because TMZ has learned there's now a criminal investigation over the pic she took in a gym locker room.

We found out the brass over at LA Fitness went to cops Friday and filed the report, accusing the former Playboy Playmate of egregiously violating a member's right of privacy by taking a pic of her while naked in the shower, and then humiliating her by posting the pic with a disgusting caption.

We're told the police investigation is based on a criminal law prohibiting the dissemination of private images.

The woman in the pic has not come forward ... the report lists "Jane Doe" as the victim.

Dani has already been punished ... we've learned Playboy has suspended her from all Playmate activities including her show on Playboy Radio.

On the criminal front Dani could get a big break ... if the victim never comes forward the case might well be dropped.

On the other hand, if the victim surfaces and plays ball, Dani could face 6 months in jail.

Dani Mathers Dear Playmates ... Please Forgive Me!

7/15/2016 11:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0715_dani-mathers_facebookDani Mathers is in full-on damage control mode ... firing off an apology to her fellow Playboy Playmates.

The 2015 Playmate of the Year sent the bunnies an apology for her "thoughtless and mean-spirited" Snapchat post that cost her a radio gig and her LA Fitness gym membership. 

In the email, obtained by TMZ, Dani calls posting a photo of an unwitting woman in a gym sauna a mistake ... apologizing for "the negativity and hate that this has brought forward." She also says there's no excuse for her behavior and she's laying low.

She never explains WHY she's doing a mea culpa to the Playmates, but it's a good bet she's afraid Playboy might yank her title ... so she's throwing herself on the sword.

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Playmate Dani Mathers Gets the Boot From Job and Gym

7/15/2016 7:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

071516-dani-mathers-lafitness-heidi-frankDani Mathers is getting it from all ends for posting that photo of a woman in the gym sauna -- she's now out of a job and looking for a new gym too.

The 2015 Playmate of the Year has had a regular gig for years on the 'Heidi and Frank' radio show on L.A.'s KLOS -- but Friday morning they announced management is suspending Mathers indefinitely ... in the wake of the invasive Snapchat. 

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We've also learned Mathers has been banned from LA Fitness, and not just locally. A spokesperson tells us she "is not permitted back at any club, ever."

TMZ broke the story ... L.A. Fitness says it's already reported the incident to cops. 

Playboy Playmate Dani Mathers Creepy Pic Triggers Police Report, Gym Outrage

7/14/2016 1:52 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

071416-dani-mathers-lafitness-03Dani Mathers is in a heap of trouble, because we've learned the cops are now involved over the photo she took of a naked woman in a gym shower.

We've learned LA Fitness has contacted the LAPD, after confirming Dani is indeed a member of the gym and the person who took the pic.

Dani posted the pic with the caption, "If I can't unsee this then you can't either."

A spokesperson for LA Fitness tells TMZ, "Her behavior is appalling and puts every member's privacy at risk. We have handled this internally and also notified the police."

The gym goes on to say cell phone usage and photography are prohibited in locker rooms, adding, "This is not only our rule it is just common decency."

Dani has apologized, but claims posting the pic wide was accidental.

Playmate Dani Mathers Body Shames Naked Woman ... Gets Blasted by Internet

7/14/2016 7:48 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0714-dani-mathers-snapchat-01Former Playmate of the Year Dani Mathers did a despicable thing -- posting a pic of a naked woman in the gym shower without her permission, and then got shamed herself ... into making a totally empty apology.

Mathers thought it'd be funny to mock the unwitting woman's body -- she captioned the pic, "If I can't unsee this then you can't either."

She got the appropriate backlash as the Internet immediately ripped the 33-23-31 sized model for ... 1. exposing the woman's privacy -- and 2. having the balls to criticize the woman's body.

Playboy's 2015 PMOY then made a video mea culpa, claiming it was an "accident" -- which makes next to no sense.

Playboy Playmate Horrific Car Crash

7/4/2016 8:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Playboy Playmate Kayla Collins is lucky to be alive today, after her car flipped multiple times on the streets of Hollywood.

Miss August 2008 was driving Sunday night when a car struck her Audi, sending it flying in the air and flipping 3 times.

Miraculously, Kayla did not suffer serious injuries. 

She should do an Audi commercial.

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Sophie Tweed-Simmons I'll Pose Nude If and ONLY If ...

7/3/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0701-sophie-simmons-tmz-03Sophie Tweed-Simmons is willing to make the leap from lingerie model to nekkidness ... but it's gotta be artsy. We'll explain.

The 23-year-old spawn of Gene Simmons and former Playboy Playmate Shannon Tweed told us the possibility of posing nude crossed her mind after her lingerie photos got so much attention.

She says it would have to be tasteful "with the best photog/director for a reason that serves the art and myself. I would never do porn." Translation: nothing as explicit as Penthouse.

Our modeling sources say Sophie's already met with Wilhelmina L.A., so she's on her way.

She says her end goal is Sports Illustrated, Maxim or Vogue -- and even though Playmates no longer bare all, Sophie's down to become only the 3rd mother-daughter Playboy centerfold duo.

Family Jewels, indeed.

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Hugh Hefner to Cosby Accuser Dragging Me Into Your Suit is a Sham

6/29/2016 10:22 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

062916-hefner-chloe-goins-cosby-tmzHugh Hefner's no rapist enabler ... so dragging his name into Bill Cosby's sexual assault case is ABSURD ... so claims Hef in new legal docs obtained by TMZ.

The Playboy magazine founder just asked the judge to dismiss him from Chloe Goins' lawsuit against Cosby, arguing the suit reeks of a desperate ploy to drum up publicity and force Cosby to settle.

Hefner goes on to say he's never been implicated in a single act of sexual impropriety against a woman.

As we reported ... Chloe added Hefner's name to her lawsuit claiming he put her in harm's way when he introduced her to Cosby at a Playboy Mansion party in 2008. She claims Cosby spiked her drink, and while she was out of it, he fondled her breasts and sucked her toes.

Shannon Twins Conjoined Twins

6/19/2016 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Former Playboy playmates Karissa and Kristina Shannon have taken their sisterly bond to a new level.

The twins got close and sweaty this week during a desert photo shoot. They painted their naked bodies in 24 karat gold and posed in see-thru black bodysuits.

Just another Tuesday.

Sean Stewart's Playmate GF Welcome to Beaverly Hills!

6/8/2016 9:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0608-sean-stewart-daisy-lea-fameflynet-01Sean Stewart's gf Daisy Lea is suffering severe memory loss ... is all we can assume since she went shopping in Bev Hills -- without a single stitch of underwear.

Maybe Daisy -- an extremely flexible Playboy Playmate -- was on her way to a photo shoot, but when she and Sean strolled out of Barneys her tiny wardrobe malfunctioned. Or maybe it functioned exactly as planned.  

For the record ... Barneys sells underwear.

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Playboy Mansion Guy Next Door Buying 'Girls Next Door' Home

6/6/2016 12:06 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

0606_playboy_mansion-getty-2Hugh Hefner has sold the Playboy Mansion ... and turns out it's to the guy next door.

Hef's neighbor, Daren Metropoulos, is in escrow to purchase the property. No one's saying how much it's going for ... but we're told it's north of $100 mil.

Hef put his famed Holmby Hills estate on the market in January with a hefty $200 million price tag. The buyer also had to agree to let him live there for the rest of his life.

Daren, whose father is billionaire C. Dean Metropoulos, bought the property next door back in 2009 for $18 mil. We're told he's a huge fan of the neighborhood and intends on keeping the exterior of Hef's home the way it is now. The inside is super dated, and it will almost certainly be gutted and restored.

Daren's family used to own Pabst Brewing Company. He's a big L.A. party guy, so it's not hard to read between the lines ... the allure of the mansion and the parties will go on.  

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