Playboy Model Sentenced to Probation for SnapChat Pic


Dani Mathers Court Appearance

A Playboy model pleaded no contest Wednesday in Los Angeles to a misdemeanor charge of invasion of privacy - for secretly photographing a nude, 70-year-old woman in a gym locker room and posting the image on SnapChat.

Dani Mathers, 30, was immediately sentenced to three years probation and was ordered to perform 30 days of community labor in the form of graffiti removal.

Mathers left court without comment.

A no contest plea carries the same legal weight as guilty.

She was also ordered not to use a cellphone or camera outside her home and to stay out of any L.A. Fitness gym locations while on probation.

It was in a gym shower room where L.A. City prosecutors say Mathers took the photo and shared it online with a disparaging comment in July, 2016.

City Attorney Mike Feuer said it was important to pursue the case because the issues around body shaming can be devastating.

“This is a very improtant case with an extremely forcefull message associated with it,” Feuer said.

“She’s being held accountable for what she did,” he said.

Mathers’ defense lawyers lost an effort earlier this year to have the criminal case dismissed.

Mathers said in a public statement last year she was sorry and meant to send the photo in a private message (which Feuer said would have been similarly illegal).

“That was absolutely wrong,” Mathers said in the statement posted online.

“I know that body-shaming is wrong. That’s not the type of person I am.”


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