Shimon Hayut – nicknamed Tinder scammer– He used the fake name Simon Leviev and somehow managed to trick tons of ignorant women into giving him millions by pretending to be the son of the Israeli diamond magnate Lev Leviev. After the premiere of the much-discussed Netflix documentary detailing the major Hayut scam, the real Leviev family wasn’t too happy as this man pretended to be one of them. Therefore, Levievs sue Hayut, as reported by the people.
The lawsuit was filed at the end of February in Tel Aviv, Israel.
According to court documents obtained by the peoplethe family accuses Hayut of “making false claims that he is the son of Lev Leviev and receiving many benefits (including material ones), of cunning and using false words, claiming that he is a member of the Leviev family, and that his family (Leviev) will pay and bear the costs of his benefits.”
Guy Ofir, a lawyer representing the Leviev family, made a statement detailing Leviev’s intentions in connection with the lawsuit. “In the next turmoil, we will file a financial lawsuit against Hayut and any other affiliate that will work with him, including some sites that have joint ventures with Hayut and/or have offered to buy engraving from him. Anyone who attempts to take advantage of this scheme will be sued.”
Lev Leviev’s daughter, Chagit Leviev, also made a statement to the outletsaying that Hayut is a “prankster who stole our family’s identity and tried to take advantage of our goodwill to scam victims out of millions of dollars” and had no connection to her family. Or their company, LLD Diamonds.
She adds, “I am relieved that his true identity and actions have been revealed globally, and I hope this will lead to an end to his unscrupulous actions. The lawsuit we have filed today is just the first step among many cases that we will take so that he faces justice and receives the punishment he deserves.”
Hayut has yet to respond to the lawsuit.
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