Former Playboy model Dani Mathers pleaded no contest to invasion of privacy charges on Wednesday (May 24), over a incident last summer where she secretly photographed a naked, 70-year-old woman in an LA Fitness shower area and shared it on social media.
She garnered widespread backlash for the post, which also included a disparaging remark. “If I can’t unsee this then you can’t either,” Mathers wrote in the caption for the Snapchat photo.
Mathers was accused of body-shaming the unsuspecting elderly woman. She tried to apologize, explaining that it was meant to be sent as a private message… but nobody was trying to hear it. “That was absolutely wrong and not what I meant to do,” Mathers said at the time. “I know that body-shaming is wrong. That is not the type of person I am.”
Her apology fell on deaf ears… because what part of snapping that photo and making such as nasty remark public or private is right?
Soon after the social media post, the L.A.P.D. received a report and launched an investigation into Mathers’ actions.
Mathers was eventually hit with a misdemeanor invasion of privacy charge, and was ordered to perform 30 days of graffiti removal services, and serve three years’ probation.
She was also banned from all LA Fitness locations after the incident.