Simon Leviev rose to fame after a Netflix documentary covering his various grifts went viral. Simon became known as “The Tinder Swindler” after meeting women on the dating app and tricking them into believing he was insanely wealthy. Leviev claimed he was an heir to a massive diamond fortune.

The fame quickly went to Leviev’s head. Since the release of the docuseries, Simon has been charging $20,000 for club appearances. The Swindler has also been making a killing on Cameo.

The actual Leviev family is now taking legal action against the Tinder Swindler. Attorney Guy Ophir said charges were filed in Isreal on Monday morning accusing Simon of bringing negativity to their family name. TMZ obtained the legal documents which described the damage Simon has done to the Leviev name.

Simon changed his name specifically to give the appearance of wealth. Simon claimed to be a part of the Leviev family and that he was to inherit a monstrous fortune. It turned out that his real name was changed from Shimon Yehuda Hayut and the whole thing was a ruse.

Ophir said that under Israeli law, only the state can file criminal charges in most cases. The exception is for “malice defamation.” Simon’s actions certainly fall into that category.

The attorney noted that this was the first step in an all-out legal war against Simon. Any money recovered will be donated to Simon’s victims. The party could be soon coming to an end for the infamous Tinder Swindler.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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