The man, named as Yisrael Ariel, had in fact gone bankrupt several years ago and is in considerable debt. He was married twice before, and conned his second wife out of most of the money in her bank account.
el gradually took control of her account and began taking money out of it without her knowledge.After a while she received a call from an acquaintance, who told her that her husband was bankrupt. Following this she called her bank, to discover that her husband had withdrawn NIS 350,000 from the account, and left her with a debt of NIS 100,000, according to the report.
“I am Yisrael Ariel, that is my name and that is how I’ve presented myself throughout everything. It was never claimed that I was impersonating someone else,” he said in response to the report. “All claims against me are made by bitter women with whom I’ve decided to cut contact, whether it be due to extortion attempts or scams and other illegal activities on their part.”
Another story involved him sending threats to a woman who found out he was lying to her, where he threatened to hurt her children, while other testimonies against him included stalking.
“Women who have impure intentions do not check the heart and qualities of a man, but rather his wallet. Where there was no truth on the part of the woman I was seeing, I cut the connection and that was something those women did not like and so they began threatening me.”
“I have never addressed women inappropriately and I have never threatened ones I was rejected by. If you’re hiding the faces of the women and distort their voices [in the TV show] you must not be looking for the truth, but rather looking for ‘spicy’ stories and shaming for the sole purpose of higher ratings,” he concluded.