The Tinder Swindler is arrested in Athens, Greece in 2019.
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- Simon Leviev reportedly returned to social media to reveal details about the Netflix documentary and his current life.
- Leviev maintained his innocence in the Instagram Live video, adding that the documentary has brought him good fortune.
- Another revelation reportedly shared during the video is that Leviev has been working on his own documentary.
Simon Leviev reportedly returned to social media to reveal all sorts of details about the Netflix documentary and his current life.
Leviev, aka the Tinder Swindler, went live on Instagram on Monday to answer questions about the movie, his lifestyle, accusations against him and his future plans.
In case you forgot, Leviev is the con man accused of coercing more than $10 million from women worldwide using the dating app Tinder. Many of the victims he manipulated – both emotionally and financially – shared their stories in the widely popular Netflix documentary, The Tinder Swindler.
After disappearing from social media for a short period, Leviev returned to share his side of the story. However, it appears Leviev quickly removed his Instagram account after the video.
Innocent until proven guilty
According to E! News, Leviev maintained his innocence in the Instagram Live video. The documentary has brought him good fortune.
“I did not swindle nobody,” he said. “I am making shitloads of money every day thanks to Netflix…hell of a lot of money thanks to that.”
In 2019, Leviev was arrested in Athens and extradited to his birth country. In December that year, he was sentenced to 15 months in jail for theft and fraud in Israel. He only, however, served five of the 15 months and was released on good behaviour.
When asked if he was concerned about going to jail, Leviev hesitated, saying, “Maybe those girls will go to jail for defamation.”
He added: “I’m not in prison, and I’m not going to be in prison.”
A new documentary in the works
Another revelation reportedly shared during the Instagram Live video is that Leviev has been working on his own documentary, which is already in the final stages of production.
“You won’t believe what you’re going to see,” he said, comparing the upcoming documentary to the Netflix film he was exposed to.
The 31-year-old added that he is currently waiting on a US visa so he can record a song with French Montana and maybe Snoop Dogg and 50 Cent.