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15th Feb 2022

The Tinder Swindler’s Shimon Hayut has his sights set on a Hollywood career

Katy Brennan

He’s got big plans.

Shimon Hayut, the fraudster whose cons were the focus of Netflix’s The Tinder Swindler, reportedly has his sights set on making a career for himself in Hollywood.

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.

According to TMZ, he discussed his plans with the agent, Gina Rodriguez, and wants to use his new-found-fame from the Netflix documentary in his favour.

His idea for a potential TV dating show includes different women competing for his love.

Meanwhile, his podcast would involve him helping singletons by sharing his dos and don’ts when it comes to dating.

Shimon allegedly conned numerous women he met on Tinder, including Cecilie Fjellhøy, Ayleen Koeleman, and Pernilla Sjohol – all of whom shared their experiences in the documentary.

He would seek out women on the app, pretending to be the heir to a billion-dollar diamond company, win them over with his lavish lifestyle, and manipulate them into loaning him money.

It is understood that he stole an estimated $10 million over the years.

He was eventually sentenced to 15 months in prison for fraud, theft and forgery of documents, but was let out after five months due to good behaviour.

Shimon was never charged for the crimes he committed against Cecilie, Ayleen and Pernilla. The women have since set up a GoFundMe in order to compensate the money taken from them and have raised over £120,000.

Following the success of the documentary, Shimon promised his Instagram followers he would tell his side of the story before deleting his account.

He then returned shortly, issuing a bizarre statement about his victims that read:

“If I was a fraud why would I act on Netflix I mean they should have arrested me when we were still shooting (….) It’s high time the ladies start saying the truth. If you can’t give them the world, they’ll turn yours to hell.”