Simon Leviev has spoken out about The Tinder Swindler Netflix documentary

He has thanked people for their support

The Tinder Swindler, Simon Leviev, has posted a statement on his Instagram story commenting on the new Netflix documentary about him. In the post he thanked people for their support, and said he wants people to keep an “open mind” about him.

After posting the statement, Leviev has taken his Instagram account off private. He has been changing it back and forth from public to private since the show was released. The post says he will share his side of the story soon. He said: “Thank you for all your support. I will share my side of the story in the next few days when I have sorted out the best and most respectful way to tell it, both to the involved parties and myself. Until then, please keep an open mind and heart.”

He may have a different idea of what “support” is, because straight after the show was released his Instagram was bombarded with negative comments. He briefly took his Instagram off private, and people posted under his most recent posts “homeless king”, “pathetic little fraud” and said he will get his bad karma soon. More comments added that he is “a horrible human being” whilst some people were in the comments asking how they can do what he did too. Others added “shame on you”.

The true crime documentary was released earlier this week, and tells the jaw-dropping story of how Shimon Hayut posed as a billionaire heir, Simon Leviev, on Tinder and used this to con women out of hundreds of thousands, all over the world. He seduced women by treating them to luxury gifts and a fancy lifestyle, all paid for by previous women he had scammed.

Shimon called himself the “Prince of Diamonds” and lured the women to open up huge lines of credit which he would use to fund his lavish and luxury lifestyle. He would say he needed the cash as threats had been made against him and his life depended on it and would then disappear.

I guess we will have to wait and see how he decides to tell the story in the coming days.

The Tinder Swindler is available on Netflix now. For all the latest Netflix news, drops, quizzes and memes like The Holy Church of Netflix on Facebook. 

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