Talk about some serious shade!
Ayleen Koeleman, a victim of "The Tinder Swindler," is being dubbed a "queen" after she perfectly trolled Simon Leviev, the subject of Netflix's breakout documentary.
"The Tinder Swindler" documents how Simon, who's birth name is Shimon Hayut, used the popular dating app to meet women and then con them into giving him large sums of money, saying his life was in jeopardy. The cycle was repeated over and over again (with different women), and the money was used to fund his lavish lifestyle, the documentary suggests. To this day, many of the victims are paying off mountains of debt, nearly all of which they say was racked up by Simon under false pretenses.
Simon, who was convicted of fraud and served five months of prison time in Israel, maintains his innocence, but the documentary paints a far different picture while chatting with multiple victims of the far-reaching scam.
"The Tinder Swindler" estimates he's gotten $10 million over the years from an array of women.
One of the main victims in the documentary is Ayleen, who dated Simon for over a year. After learning of his scam via a newspaper article, she decided to try and get even by raiding his wardrobe and selling his designer clothing. On Feb. 6, Ayleen even posted a selfie to Instagram in which she wears sunglasses.
"Yes these are his glasses 🤪 #thankyouall #thetinderswindler," she captioned the image that shows her sticking her tongue out at the camera, a clear message to Simon.
Upon seeing this, "Tinder Swindler" victim Cecilie Fjellhøy, commented, "Hahaha, the best queen ever."
Since the documentary's release, the three women most highlighted — Cecilie, Ayleen and Pernilla Sjoholm — have launched a GoFundMe to help pay bills they claim Simon's racked up on their credit cards.
"So many people reached out to us asking if we had [a crowdsourcing page], and it hadn't occurred to us to make one prior to this. However, we've spotted plenty of fakes, which makes us uneasy. We don't want more people getting defrauded," they said. "We realize 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."
Amid all the publicity surrounding the Netflix show, Simon has been kicked off of Tinder. In an Instagram statement, he said, "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."