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The Twinder Swindler’s bodyguard Piotr has demanded an apology from Netflix and is asking for $5.6million, claiming the streaming giant portrayed him inaccurately and that he was also conned by the lying lothario.
Piotr Kaluski was depicted in the film as Simon Leviev’s right-hand man who was always with him when he texted his trusting female victims asking them for thousands of dollars or euros to escape his ‘enemies’.
Simon – whose real name is Shimon Hayut – often texted his love interests photos of a bloodied, beaten-up Piotr to prove he was not safe and needed to go on the run with their money.
Piotr does not appear in the documentary but he has now hired a lawyer to take Netflix to task.
In a letter to the streaming giant that was obtained by TMZ, Piotr’s Polish attorney Joanna Parafianowicz demands $5.6million from Netflix, asks the site to remove the film from the internet and asks for a public apology.
He insists he never did anything wrong, and that like the women, he is also waiting for Hayut to pay him. He claims he is owed 10,000 euros, approximately $11,000, for services rendered.
Piotr Kaluski was depicted in the film as Simon Leviev’s right-hand man who was always with him when he texted his trusting female victims asking them for thousands of dollars or euros to escape his ‘enemies’. He now says he is just as innocent as the women who were scammed
To convince the women to give him money, the swindler would send them pictures of Kaluski bloodied and battered in the back of an ambulance, claiming his ‘enemies’ were after him
‘My principal is the aggrieved person in this case.
‘Not only because his personal rights have been flagrantly and unlawfully violated, but also because the title character of the film owes my principal a remuneration for the services rendered (approx. 10,000 euros) and evades such payment,’ she wrote.
‘The unlawful use of the image of my principal in the context of the film’s content and the allegations of financial exploitation of women, and the suggestions made about the possible participation of Piotr in such dealings objectively and understandably contributed to the size of harm suffered.
‘My principal is a person not involved in the project described in the production, had no knowledge of the financial activities of his employer and cannot be associated in any manner whatsoever with the formulated allegations,’ the attorney wrote.
Netflix is yet to respond to the letter from Piotr’s lawyer.
Hayut was jailed in 2019 but was released after the following year for ‘good behavior’.
Another of the photos that was sent to the women by the swindler Hayut to convince the women he needed their help. Piotr’s lawyer claims he did not know about them and was also innocent
Kaluski appeared in the Netflix documentary traveling with Hayut and enjoying the spoils of his crimes but he says it had nothing to do with him
Hayut has been posting photos to his reactivated Instagram account
Leviev eyeballs the inside of the luxury Italian sports car at the Tel Aviv showroom in Israel on Monday
He is still in his native Israel, where he was this week spotted shopping for a Ferrari. He insists he never lied to anyone and did not present himself as the son of a diamond dealing billionaire.
He and a woman claiming to be his current girlfriend, model Kate Konlin, told Inside Edition that the women in the Netflix documentary made it all up.
Those three women are now campaigning on GoFundMe to recover some of the money they claim he stole from them.
As part of his ruse, Hyat would meet the women on Tinder in various European countries, dazzle them with private jets, hotel stays and luxurious meals, then – around a month into knowing them – tell them he needed help.
The women allege it was an elaborate lie where he would claim he could not use his American Express cards because his mysterious ‘enemies’ were using them to track his location.
He would ask the women to open credit cards and take out loans then wire him the cash, they said.
They thought they were keeping him safe but they claim he only used their money to travel the world, partying with his friends and meet new women.
Piotr met all of the women, according to the Netflix documentary, which shows them partying in nightclubs together and traveling on private jets.
‘I’m not a ‘Tinder Swindler’,’ Shimon Heyada Hayut told Inside Edition in a preview of the exclusive two-part interview that airs Monday and Tuesday. A new Netflix doc exposes his alleged ploys of swindling women out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Hayut’s ‘model girlfriend’ Kate Konlin appears by his side in the interview
During the interview, Leviev kissed his girlfriend, who said he had never borrowed money from her and trusted him entirely
It is unclear if Hayut is being investigated by police departments in any other country.
Hayut is the center of the shocking Netflix documentary now seen by more than 50 million people worldwide
He is now making money on Cameo, appearing as Simon Leviev in short videos in exchange for cash.
In his interview with Inside Edition, he said: ‘They weren’t conned and they weren’t threatened.
‘No, I am not, and I never presented myself the son of a billionaire diamond mogul.’
‘I’m a legit businessman.
‘I got into Bitcoin in 2011, it was nothing.
‘I don’t need to say how much it is worth now.’
His girlfriend added of the women in the documentary: ‘My God, it is like, how someone can build such a fake story.’
She insisted he had never taken a penny from her.
The bombshell documentary feature three women – Cecilie Fjellhøy, Pernilla Sjöholm and Ayleen Charlotte – who claimed Leviev convinced them to hand over hundreds of thousands of dollars
Hayut has never been charged for scamming Cecilie, Ayleen or Pernilla, who are hoping to raise £600,000 using GoFundMe (pictured)