In a case that generated headlines worldwide and could spark changes in privacy laws, nude model Dani Mathers pleaded no contest today to misdemeanor invasion of privacy.
The AP reports that the plea in Los Angeles County Superior Court comes after Mathers sparked outrage last July by posting a photo on Snapchat of a naked 71-year-old woman in the locker room at an L.A. gym.
The post included the comment: “If I can’t unsee this then you can’t either.”
Mathers, Playboy’s 2015 Playmate of the Year, said she intended to send the photo privately but accidentally made it public. She was ordered today to clean up graffiti as punishment in the case.
Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer, who pressed the case against Mathers, has sponsored legislation since the case originated in an effort to enhance the existing privacy invasion law by adding penalties for distributing partially or fully nude images without consent, the AP reports, noting that the bill passed the state Senate this week.
“Under terms of the plea, Mathers will be on probation for three years and must not take photos or video of people or post them online without their permission and can’t have a camera in places where people are naked or expect privacy,” the report notes.
Mathers, 30, has previously apologized for the incident, which took place at an LA Fitness gym. She has reportedly been banned from all LA Fitness gyms.