Former Playboy model Dani Mathers was ordered to serve three years probation and 30 days of graffiti removal after pleading no contest Wednesday to invasion of privacy, a misdemeanor.
Last year, the model named Playboys 2015 Playmate of the Year, secretly recorded a 70-year-old woman nude in the shower area at one of Los Angeles LA Fitness branches. She posted the recording to Snapchat with the caption, If I cant unsee this then you cant either. Mathers didnt stop there. She posted another Snapchat apparently deriding someone who dared shower in a public space specifically meant for showering.
The Los Angeles Police Department located the woman in the video, and she decided to press charges against the model. The woman has remained unidentified throughout the proceedings, though Mathers publicly apologized to her over Twitter.
Mathers post caused public outcry as users on Snapchat accused the model of body shaming. She was banned from all LA Fitness locations in the U.S. and fired from her job as a radio host.
This case was really important to me, Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer said in the KTLA video above. I thought of the case from the outset as a dad and as a son. Body shaming is humiliating. It devastates its victims. It tears down their self-respect.
For more on the case, check out the video above.
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