On Tinder, he used to tell everyone that he is the son of the Israeli Russian diamond tycoon Lev Leviev. Now he’s being sued by the Leviev family.
Things haven’t quite worked out as planned for the Tinder Swindler Shimon Hayut. He became famous after the Netflix documentary of the same name exposed him for scamming multiple women across the world.
It’s reported that he scammed these women out of a total of $10 million while claiming that he is the son of the diamond tycoon.
Indiewire reports that as of March 1, the real-life Leviev and his family filed a lawsuit against Hayut for impersonating their name and using it to build up his own image. As detailed in a court document obtained by People and filed by Leviev in Tel Aviv, the family claims that “for a long time, he (Hayut) has been making false representations as being the son of Lev Leviev and receiving numerous benefits (including material ones)”.
In a statement released by Chagit Leviev, daughter of Lev, she said that he has no relation to their family or to their company LLD Diamonds.
“I am relieved that his real identity and actions have been globally exposed, and hopefully this will bring an end to his unscrupulous actions. The lawsuit we filed today is just the first step out of many we will be taking to have him face justice and get the sentence he deserves.”
The Tinder Swindler himself has since been banned from Tinder.
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