Simon Leviev, the “Tinder Swindler,” is being sued by the real Leviev family for using their name for false representation.
“See, the clown comes back to bite you when you commit clownery!” Mo’Nique, the queen of humor, stated it best! Simon Leviev, the subject of the Netflix true-crime documentary ‘The Tinder Swindler,’ should be recognizable to you by now, Roomies.
Simon pretended to be the son of the King of Diamonds in order to defraud ladies out of hundreds of thousands of dollars in the documentary. Lev Leviev and his family, on the other hand, have had enough of Simon using their names to achieve power and have taken legal action against him.
According to People, the Leviev family is suing Simon, born Shimon Hayu, for millions of dollars for purporting to be a member of the bloodline.
“For a long time, he [Simon Leviev] has been making fraudulent assertions as being the son of Lev Leviev and getting countless advantages,” according to the case, which was filed in Tel Aviv, Israel (including material ones).
Simon has also been accused of “cunningly using fraudulent phrases, claiming to be a member of the Leviev Family and that his family will pay and bear the costs of his benefits,” according to the real Leviev family.
Simon, as you may recall, changed his name to Leviev in order to garner trust from his numerous victims on Tinder, which he has subsequently been banned from. Simon swindled an estimated $10 million from people all across the world through his plotting and scheming.
He was convicted of fraud, theft, and forgery in December 2019 and sentenced to 15 months in prison, but was freed five months later.
While the sum sought by the Leviev family is unknown, their lawyer, Guy Ophir, warned in a statement that more legal action may be imminent.
“This legal action is just the first of a series of litigation that my firm is now pursuing. We will then initiate a monetary claim against Hayut and any other affiliates who will collaborate with him, including some websites that have joint ventures with Hayut and/or have offered to buy cameos from him. Anyone who tries to profit from this fraud will be prosecuted.”
Simon has yet to respond to the case, but we will keep you updated as soon as he does!