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Playboy Model Who Body-Shamed Naked Woman Is Finally Convicted

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It has been almost a year since Dani Mathers body-shamed a naked woman in a locker room by posting a photo on Snapchat with the caption, "If I can't unsee this then you can't either." The Playboy Playmate didn't admit guilt, but pleaded no contest on Wednesday to misdemeanor invasion of privacy. Her plea is still recorded as a conviction and she was sentenced to community service and probation.

The judge ordered her to spend 30 days removing graffiti in Los Angeles, to be completed one day a week, and to pay the victim $60 to replace the backpack seen in the photo since the woman could be recognized by it. Mathers was also put on probation for 36 months and ordered not to take any unauthorized photos or videos of people and post them online without their permission.

The 30-year-old initially pleaded not guilty in November and was facing a maximum of six months in jail and $1,000 fine.

"She really apologizes from the bottom of her heart for what happened," said Mathers' attorney Thomas Mesereau outside of court, as reported by NBC. "She never thought this would come out like this. Never intended to hurt anyone."

Mathers claimed she only meant to send the picture to a friend when she deleted the post and apologized. She has since faced a firestorm of public criticism, was banned for life from LA Fitness (the gym she was in when she took the photo) and was fired from her radio hosting job at Los Angeles' KLOS station.

The social media backlash was so fierce, Mathers temporarily stepped away from some of her accounts.

"You made a choice to expose your naked body to the world ... you took that choice away from another woman. You body-shamed her. You publicly humiliated her. You violated her privacy. You broke the law by distributing the nude photo that you stealthily took without her knowledge. And you revealed a callous, ugly side to your character that your thousands of social media followers rightly found appalling," wrote Mom.me contributor Sarah Tucker. "As a woman and a mother, I'm reflecting too. I’m thinking about the weight-obsessed culture in which my daughter will grow up and how she will view her own body, whatever it may look like."

Mathers recently returned to her social media accounts with the warning, "If you throw any negativity or shade on my feed, you will be blocked. A year later and a lifetime of being human is enough thank you though. I have worked very hard all my life, and especially this past year to focus on the positive, to be more compassionate and kind and I won't allow for any of you, your Twitter rants, and insecurities (to) take that down." She also called "some of you ... truly brutal, heartless (and) extremely bored humans."

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