Former Playboy model Dani Mathers has been ordered to perform 30 days of graffiti removal and serve three years' probation after pleading no contest to invasion of privacy charges. Earlier this year, Mathers took a photograph of a nude woman inside an LA Fitness locker room and posted the photo to social media.
In July, Mathers posted the image of a 70-year-old woman inside the the gym's shower area to Snapchat with the caption, "If I can't unsee this then you can't either." Mathers claimed the photo was intended to be a private message to a friend, but mistakenly posted the image to her public Snapchat story, viewable by all of her followers.
Mathers' post sparked immediate and widespread backlash from critics who accused her of body-shaming the woman. While Mathers took the post down and apologized, the damage was done. Mathers was banned from all LA Fitness locations and lost her long-time position on "The Heidi and Frank Show" on KLOS radio.
Mathers does not know the identity of her victim, but has since issued several public apologies. After launching an investigation, the LAPD identified the woman who allegedly was willing to testify against the 2015 Playmate of the Year and wished to press charges.
In a statement issued after Mathers' sentencing, Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer wished to make clear that "body shaming is not tolerated in the city of Los Angeles."
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