Model Completes Community Service, Avoids Jail After Conviction for Bodyshaming 70-Year-Old in Gym
Model Dani Mathers avoided jail for a body-shaming conviction after completing court-mandated community service.
Mathers’ legal team provided proof on Wednesday, Jan. 17, that she completed the 240 hours of service she was ordered to do after being convicted of body-shaming a 70-year-old woman, reported TMZ.
Mathers posted two pictures on Snapchat while at the gym in early 2016, one which showed a naked woman showing with text on the bottom that read, “If I can’t unsee this then you can’t either.”
The other photo was a selfie showing Mathers at the gym, holding her hand over her mouth as if disgusted by what she saw.
After being taken to court, Mathers, a former Playboy model, pleaded no contest to invasion of privacy charges.
She said in May that she was hiding out at her mother’s house until the scandal blew over.
“To hide out at my mother’s house at age 30 because of something I’ve done — it just felt really low,” she said in an interview with ABC News. “I had lost my privacy after taking privacy from somebody else.”
Mathers claimed she meant to share the picture with a friend but accidentally uploaded it publicly.
“I didn’t have an intention of breaking a law. I just wasn’t thinking, to be honest,” she said, noting that she meant to send the photo privately to a friend. “My intention was to reply to the conversation I was having with my friend. I know the difference between right and wrong and I chose wrong.”
A few months later, Mathers told Us Weekly that she regretted what she did, but was trying to learn from her mistake.
“There is no doubt I regret that stupid choice,” Mathers said.
“I am sorry that it happened to this woman. But I am not sorry about what happened to me. I would not have this push to create positivity and try to change people’s minds about how they act without thinking. My life flipped upside down. But it’s a blessing in disguise.”
Mathers is still on probation until May 2020 and could go to jail if she violates it.