Simon Leviev, star of the Netflix documentary The Tinder Swindler is being sued by the Leviev family.
Born Shimon Hayut, he changed his name to Leviev and allegedly pretended to be a member of the Leviev family, a prominent family in the diamond industry. He also allegedly used this association with the family to scam women on Tinder. He is believed to have stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from them.
Chagit Leviev, the daughter of Israeli diamond magnate Lev Leviev and an heiress to the family’s fortune, issued a statement to E! News saying that the family wants Leviev to “face justice and get the sentence he deserves.”
“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,” she said in a statement to E! “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.”