Accused ‘Tinder Swindler’ says his inscription account ‘heartbreaking’

  • In The Tinder Swindler, Pernilla Sjoholm alleged that Simon Leviev cheated on her in order to get millions of dollars.
  • Sjoholm appeared on “Tamron Hall“Offered to respond to the recent news that Leviev had joined Cameo.
  • “Honestly, I was saddened to see any company collaborating with a criminal,” she said.

“Tinder scammer” Defendant Pernilla Sjoholm said it was “sad” that a company wanted to “collaborate with a criminal” after learning that Simon Leviev has a Cameo account where people can pay up to $1,400 for a personalized video message from him.


The documentary “The Tinder Swindler” follows Cecilie Fjellhøy, Sjoholm, and a third woman named Ayleen Koeleman as they set out to track down Shimon Hayut (Who went by the pseudonym Simon Leviev). The women met the user of an online dating app, and they claimed that he cheated them out of millions of dollars.

On Thursday, Felicity Morris (director of the Netflix documentary “The Tinder Swindler”) and defendants Fjellhøy and Sjoholm joined forces with “Tamron Hall” They appear in a default appearance. Among the topics they discussed was the latest news that Simon Leviev has joined the dedicated video app Cameo.

According to Entertainment TonightLeviev joined Cameo earlier this week. The platform is where fans can request personalized videos from specific stars. As of this article’s publication, Leviev charges $200 for personal video messages and $1,400 for business messages.

“Frankly, I was saddened to see any company cooperating with a criminal, he is wanted, and still is, in Europe, so he is hiding in Israel at the moment,” Shoholm said in an interview with The Guardian. “Tamron Hall” Displays. “I think he has crimes against him, and allegations against him in the United States as well, but no. It’s frankly heartbreaking.”

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And she continued, “I mean, we come here, we share our story, we try to share with the world a criminal and what he’s doing, and for anyone to collaborate with these kinds of people, it’s very heartbreaking.”

Cameo did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.

As previously mentioned by the insiderFinnish investigative journalists, with the help of women who said that Leviev had deceived them, Discover his true identity in 2019. Their quest is documented in the new film.

As shown in the Netflix project, Leviev was arrested and convicted in Finland in 2015 for defrauding several women, for which he spent two years in prison. In December of 2019, it was also Sentenced to 15 months in prison in Israel After fleeing the country twice to avoid charges of theft, forgery and fraud in 2011 and again in 2017. Leviev served five of the 15 months before being released in May of 2020.

At the end of “The Tinder Swindler,” the title card says, “It is estimated that he scammed $10 million from victims worldwide.”

On the “Tamron Hall” show, Sjoholm also spoke about the news that Leviev has hired a talent manager, a woman named Gina Rodriguez, to help him pursue “A career in the entertainment industry.”

“As a woman, I don’t know how you can go to bed at night,” she said. “I mean, this could be your daughter that happened to this, it could be your sister, a member of your family that this happened to. It’s not that he cheated on us, he put death threats on us. I mean, like, it’s serious stuff.”

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Rodriguez did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment on her behalf or on behalf of Leviev.

Rodriguez, Director of Talent at Gitoni Inc. , with ET about Leviev’s representation.

“I was fascinated by the Netflix story,” Rodriguez told ET. “I saw the world’s greatest salesperson. It left me a lot of questions unanswered and he was very biased. I think there are two sides to every story and everyone should have the opportunity to tell their side of the story.”

According to ET, Leviev is looking into a potential podcast, hosting a dating show, and/or writing a book.

As previously Reported by the insiderSince the documentary premiere on Netflix, the women have said,Tinder Swindler“I tricked them out of millions of dollars and they started GoFundMe for their debt.

Tinder scammerNow available at Netflix.

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