Leviev Family Sues Simon Leviev Of ‘Tinder Swindler’ For Using It’s Name To Defraud Women
Written by maxfmeditor1 on March 2, 2022
The real Leviev family of the Israeli diamond magnate is suing Simon Leviev who is the subject of Netflix’s documentary titled “The Tinder Swindler,” for using the family name in defrauding several women of millions.
In a lawsuit filed in Tel Aviv Magistrate’s Court in Israel, the Leviev family has accused Shimon Hayut, of “making false representations as being the son of Lev Leviev and receiving numerous benefits (including material ones), cunningly and using false words, claiming to be a member of the Leviev Family, and that his family (Leviev) will pay and bear the costs of his benefits.”
The Leviev family’s attorney, Guy Ophir said that the lawsuit was “only the beginning of a number of lawsuits, in the next phase we will file a monetary suit against Simon and any other affiliate that will work with him, including some websites that have Joint ventures with Simon and/or have offered to buy cameos from him,” the attorney said in a statement. “Anyone that will try to capitalize from this scheme will be sued.”
Chagit Leviev, the daughter of Lev Leviev, said in a statement to NBC News, that the lawsuit was the first step” to ensure that Hayut face[s] justice and get[s] the sentence he deserves for all the crimes he committed.
Recall that we shared the story about the ‘Tinder Swindler’ here.
In the documentary, Hayut claimed he was Simon Leviev the son of a wealthy tycoon, he took women out on extravagant dates and started relationships with the women before eventually scamming them out of huge sums of money. He went as far as photoshopping himself in a photo of the Leviev family and used the false photo to make people believe he is the heir to the Leviev’s fortune.
Chagit earlier mentioned said, “Shimon Hayut is a fraud who stole our family’s identity and has tried to exploit our good name to con victims out of millions of dollars. He has no relation to the Leviev family and has no affiliation with our 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.”