The Tinder Swindler has topped Netflix’s global most-watched list after it first aired on the streaming giant just over one week ago.
It tells the story of Israeli con artist Simon Leviev who used dating app Tinder in a bid to manipulate and con a string of women into “lending” him hundreds of thousands of pounds to fuel his “lavish” lifestyle.
His victims had no idea he was doing this at first, but they eventually started to figure it out after connecting the dots.
And two women who are still suffering from Simon’s actions – Cecilie Fjellhøy and Pernilla Sjöholm – have revealed what has happened since the documentary aired last week.
Speaking to OK! Magazine, they reflected on their fight to see Simon behind bars, ‘trashy’ celebrity reaction to The Tinder Swindler and their hopes for the future.
The two women have been contacted by others who were affected after they reached out following the series being aired on Netflix.
Cecilie has revealed she is “desperate” to see Simon behind bars for what he did to them, but she has shared her doubts after saying the police have been silent over the whole situation.
She told the publication: “People often ask me, ‘How has he got away with it? What are the police doing?’ And I have to say, ‘Your guess is as good as mine’. The truth is, I haven’t heard back from the police officer who was supposed to be chasing my case. I have no idea what’s going on.
“I’m desperate to see Simon behind bars but any day in court would be about protecting him from other people – it wouldn’t be about giving me the chance to say something to him.
“I just want him in jail so he can’t do this to anyone else. He doesn’t deserve my time but he does deserve to serve time for what he’s done to so many people and companies across Europe.”
Cecilie added that she has been left “bothered” by celebrities including French Montana and Cardi B tweeting about the show and how they have previously met Simon.
She said: “That’s what they’re doing after watching the documentary and seeing women in pain.
“They have all that power and such a big following and instead of sending some sort of a message about the pain he’s caused, they just want to show that they met him.
“Some people think the same when they meet me. They smile and want a picture like this was a performance – not a traumatic experience.
“When I listen to some of the voicenotes Simon sent me on the documentary or on a podcast, they still make me cry. It’s like the trauma of it is right there in my face again.
“The outpouring of love has been tremendous from all over the world but I still feel scared that I’m not going to get peace and be able to put it behind me.”