12:39 PM Pacific Time – A representative for Simon told TMZ, “Simon thinks the family is just trying to get themselves into the narrative for publicity after the show’s success. Simon also legally changed his name in 2015 and is looking to get him fired in court.”
Simon Leviev – AKA the “Tinder Swindler” – Now in the crosshairs of the extremely wealthy diamond titan family he pretended to be a part of… they just filed a complaint against him in a criminal court.
Guy over – Lawyer for the real Leviev family – says that charges were filed Monday morning in Israel against Simon, and tells us that justice must be served because of the malice that has been brought against Leviev’s name.
Legal documents – obtained by TMZ – outline the ways Simon allegedly exploited the family, including in particular changing his name from Shimon Yehuda Hayut to Simon Leviev to give the appearance of wealth… Simon claimed to be part of a wealthy family, with ties to the industry. Diamond.
Ophir tells TMZ… According to Israeli law, only the state can file criminal charges… But there is an exception to the rule – in “dignity” cases like these.
In these cases, the aggrieved person can file a private criminal case and seek criminal punishment. Using the Leviev surname, Ophir alleges that Simon committed defamation and a breach of privacy.
He says this is the first step in an “all-out legal war” that the family has ordered him to wage against Simon and everyone who will join him – past, present and future.
Ophir mentions, “The intention of the Leviev family[s] To donate the money they will get to all the victims of his crimes.”
We have contacted Simon’s team…so far no response has been received.