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22nd Feb 2022

Tinder Swindler Shimon Hayut’s girlfriend speaks out about Netflix documentary

Katy Brennan

It’s all “fake”, she says.

If, like us, you were hooked on Netflix’s The Tinder Swindler, you were probably shocked to learn  about Shimon Hayut’s current situation.

The 31-year-old is a free man, living a very lavish lifestyle alongside his new girlfriend, Israeli model Kate Konlin.

Shimon was accused of conning several woman out of huge amounts of money, using Tinder to seek them out and trick them. The experiences of three women – Cecilie Fjellhoy, Ayleen Charlotte and Pernilla Sjöholm – were shared in the documentary.

Now, his girlfriend Kate has defended her partner in an interview with Inside Edition, saying she does not believe the accusations against him.

When asked her thoughts on the Netflix film, she said: “My god, it is like, how someone can build such a fake story?”

The model went on to say that Shimon has never asked to borrow money from her.

Kate says the claims made by the three women are “absurd” and maintains that her boyfriend has shown her documentation proving his innocence.

Shimon also appeared alongside Kate in the interview, claiming that he did not con anybody.

“I’m not a fraud and I’m not a fake. People don’t know me so they cannot judge me. I’m the biggest gentleman in the world.”

He said Cecilie, Ayleen, and Pernilla “weren’t conned and they weren’t threatened”.

He also denied presenting himself to be the son of a diamond mogul.

“I am not this monster that everybody has created. They presented it as a documentary but in truth it’s a completely made-up movie.”

When asked how he manages to live such a successful lifestyle, he responded: “I’m a legit businessman, I bought bitcoin in 2011, which was worth nothing – I don’t need to say how much it’s worth now.”

Recently, sources close to Shimon told TMZ that he has signed with a talent manager and wants to write a book, host a dating podcast – and has already pitched an idea for a controversial new TV show.