‘The Tinder Swindler’ Reacts to Netflix Documentary Before Deleting His Instagram

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Shimon Hayut, the subject of Netflix’s latest documentary ‘The Tinder Swindler’ deleted his Instagram after posting his own reaction to the streaming giant’s film.

The documentary, which dropped last week, tells the story of a group of women who were the victims of the conman, swindled of millions of dollars by Hayut, who used the dating app Tinder to fund his extravagant lifestyle. 

Using the alias ‘Simon Leviev’, Hayut is estimated to have stolen approximately $10 million from several women over the course of his scam after gaining their trust under the premise of expensive dates. 

Prior to deleting his Instagram this weekend, Hayut took to the platform to make one last post, supposedly in response to the film, writing: “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.”

Prior to recent scandal, Hayut was sentenced to 15 months in an Israeli jail after traveling with a fake passport, though he was released after only five months on good behavior. 

A GoFundMe page has been set up by some of the victims, including Cecilie Fjelhøy, Ayleen Coleman, and Pernilla Sjoholm, to raise money to repay their debts following their experiences with Hayut. 

“You’re probably here because you’ve heard about our story, and we appreciate you taking the time to search and find this page,” they wrote.

“The past few days have been a whirlwind, and we three (Ayleen, Pernilla and Cecilie) have been completely shocked and floored by the flood of compassion and support from everyone. The sheer love is more than we ever expected, and we appreciate you all so much.”

They added: “We don’t want more people getting defrauded. We realise there are a thousand other worthy causes to donate to, and remain forever grateful if you choose to donate to this one. All we want are our lives back.”


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