Scoop: Playboy model gets probation for body-shaming scandal

Dani Mathers, the 2015 Playboy Playmate of the Year, was ordered to clean up graffiti after facing criminal charges for posting a photo of a nude 70-year-old woman she took in a Los Angeles gym locker room. (Courtesy Twitter)

Dani Mathers, the 2015 Playboy Playmate of the Year, was ordered to clean up graffiti after facing criminal charges for posting a photo of a nude 70-year-old woman she took in a Los Angeles gym locker room. (Courtesy Twitter)

It’s too bad that Playboy model Dani Mathers won’t be going to jail for her rude post of a photo of a naked 70-year-old woman in a Los Angeles gym locker room.

After pleading no contest to a charge of invasion of privacy, the 2015 Playmate of the Year was ordered to perform 30 days of graffiti removal and serve three years probation, according to Rob Wilcox, a spokesman for the Los Angeles city attorney.

She also was ordered to pay the unnamed victim $60 to replace the backpack seen in the photo.

Her attorneys Thomas Mesereau and Dana Cole said she was sorry and never intended to hurt anyone, although they previously, unsuccessfully, argued that the charge should be dismissed because the woman couldn’t easily be identified in the image.

The buxom blonde caused the stir in July after she put the photo of the woman on Snapchat, with the caption about the woman’s appearance, saying, “If I can’t unsee this then you can’t either.”

The mean comment was accompanied by a selfie in which she was wearing a tank top and had her hand over her mouth as if she was horrified.

It sparked a widespread public outcry, with accusations of body-shaming; she also was banned from all LA Fitness locations.

Jill Greuling, the health club’s executive vice president of operations, called her behavior “appalling” and City Attorney Mike Feuer said the message is clear that “body shaming is not tolerated in the city of Los Angeles.”

Experts said it was among the first cases in which someone faced criminal charges in connection with body-shaming in a social media post.

JAMIE THANKS OPRAH

Jamie Foxx says Oprah Winfrey saved his career.

The “Ray” star said he was spiraling during the 2004-05 awards season following his Oscar nomination.

“I’m having such a good time, and I’m not knowing I’m f–king up,” he said on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM show, the New York Daily News reports.

In the middle of his binge, Oprah called him and told him he was “blowing it.”

She staged an intervention at Quincy Jones’ house.

QUICK TAKES

On Tuesday May 30, between 11 a.m. and noon, Giants players Hunter Pence and Denard Span will play barista and serve coffee — the new Peet’s 2017 Giants Clubhouse Blend — to benefit the Giants Community Fund; Pence will be at the Peet’s Ferry Building location, and Span will be at the Chestnut Street store.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Gymnast Aly Raisman is 23. … Actor Cillian Murphy is 41. … Singer Lauryn Hill is 42. … Actress Octavia Spencer is 47. … Actress Anne Heche is 48. … Actor-comedian Mike Myers is 54. … Singer-guitarist Paul Weller of The Jam is 59. … Director-Muppeteer Frank Oz is 73 … Actor Ian McKellen is 78. … Singer Tom T. Hall is 81.

— Staff, wire reports

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