- Simon Leviev is facing new accusations from the real Leviev family, who have accused him of impersonation
- The family has sued the Tinder Swindler for using their family name to con women across the world and hurting businesses
- According to their attorney, this will be the beginning of new suits, and anyone working with him will also be sued
PAY ATTENTION: Click “See First” under the “Following” tab to see YEN.com.gh News on your News Feed!
Tinder Swindler Shimon Hayut, popularly known as Simon Leviev, is facing a legal suit after the real Israeli Russian diamond tycoon Lev Leviev and his family sued him for impersonation.
Tinder Swindler in trouble
The real Leviev family is accusing Simon of conning, hurting and using false information to make money.
People Magazine who saw the court papers reported the rich family is suing the Tinder Swindler for unjustly enriching himself by pretending to belong to their wealthy family.
Enjoy reading our stories? Join YEN.com.gh's Telegram channel for more!
"For a long time, he [Simon Leviev] has been making false representations as being the son of Lev Leviev and receiving numerous benefits (including material ones)," read part of the law suit which was filed in Tel Aviv.
The suit further added that Simon was using false worlds, claiming that his family will pay and bear the costs of his benefits, hence destroying their family name.
Simon was the subject of a true-crime documentary that aired on Netflix on February 2, and in it, different women accused him of lying to them that he was a son of a diamond mogul.
It is reported that the swindler conned an estimated KSh 113.8 billion from people across the globe.
However, he was charged with theft, imprisonment, fraud, and forgery and imprisoned in December for 15 months but was released after five months.
“If you are disabled, it does not mean your brain doesn’t function” - Physically challenged Ghanaian man
The real Leviev's family lawyer also added that more legal suits will follow against the young Tinder Swindler.
"In the next faze we will file a monetary suit against Hayut and any other affiliate that will work with him, including some websites that have Joint ventures with Hayut and/or have offered to buy cameos from him. Anyone that will try to capitalize from this scheme will be sued," read the legal document.
Simon Leviev gets new job online
Simon recently secured a job with Cameo, a video platform that allows celebrities to send their fans personalised messages.
According to sources close to Simon, he made KSh 3.4 million within three days since he reported.
The controversial man has been going viral since Netflix launched a documentary showing how he conned three women millions of money.
Our manifesto: This is what YEN.com.gh believes in