This is the tale of Jeffrey Epstein’s male assistant, Story Cowles, who was a former boyfriend of sex recruiter Sarah Kellen and whose family heritage includes a Standard Oil descendent, a Palm Beach town mayor, a sugar baron, and a house which once belonged to a Vanderbilt.
The unusual path of this Palm Beach socialite includes a step-father who was one of Epstein’s many lawyers. Story’s mother, Elizabeth, was married to the high-profile law counsel, William Atterbury III, a Pennsylvania Railroad heir. Story’s aunt, Nicole Fanjul, is married to one of the richest men in Florida, the sugar baron, Alex Fanjul.
His step-grandfather William Evarts Benjamin II, was a developer who became mayor of Manalapan. According to The Palm Beach Post, Benjamin bought and lived in a house previously occupied by heiress Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan:
“While driving along State Road A1A in Manalapan one day, Mr. Benjamin spotted Casa Alva, the 25,000-square-foot mansion Maurice Fatio designed in 1934 for Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan, the former duchess of Marlborough.
In 1957, he bought the 35-acre estate, on the south end of Hypoluxo Island. He filled in swampy areas, added 50 acres of land, by dumping tons of dirt into the Lake Worth Lagoon, and developed carefully controlled neighborhoods with large homes on average-size lots.”
Yet despite all this privilege, Story ended up working for years for the billionaire sex offender Epstein, flying on his plane to The Bahamas and living with Kellen, listed as an Epstein conconspirator, in the so-called model apartments in New York City.
Around the time he met Epstein in about 2006, Story was a party promoter for some of the swankiest and most exclusive events in Palm Beach.
He graduated in 2006 with an associate’s degree in art studies from Florida State University. About 10 years later, he graduated from Lynn University with a Master of Business Administration, which followed his Bachelor of Business from the same institution.
His name was mentioned in a deposition made by one of Epstein’s pilots in Epstein v Edwards 2011 (see below).
Authorities believe the now-dead pedophile was using Story to serve as his emissary, and prison records obtained by DailyMail.com showed he visited Epstein almost every single day prior to his being granted work release.
(He) would arrive in the morning on most days, stay for a few hours and then leave around lunch time. He would then return a second time and leave again around 7pm, generally logging six or seven hours in jail each day as a result, despite he himself having committed no crime. Epstein tried to hide his association with Cowles by having him sign in as a paralegal, as only lawyers and a doctor were among the 20 approved visitors at the jail.DailyMail.com
So what does the Palm Beach socialite know about the Jeffrey Epstein criminal conspiracy? A lot, according to visitor logs from the dead pervert’s prison records.
According to CNBC: “No one visited Epstein more than Story Cowles, who was reportedly his personal assistant.Cowles visited Epstein nearly 130 times.”
Story gave a deposition in the 2008 Jane Doe v Epstein case. It was argued through lawyers at the time that much of what he discussed with the billionaire pedophile was subject to attorney client privilege. Except in this case, Story was not a lawyer nor was he a paralegal, despite claiming he was on prison visitor logs.
One of Epstein’s household staff told the court in 2008, Story was present during a visit to Epstein’s Palm Beach house by the disgraced French model agent, Jean-Luc Brunel, who is now awaiting trial in Paris on sex abuse charges. According to the transcript (below), Epstein coconspirators Nadia Marcenko and Sarah Kellen were also present.
We believe Story has the metaphorical keys to the Epstein kingdom but up until now he’s been remaining silent. When we contacted him at home a few days ago in North Carolina, where he works in finance, he was busy and unable to speak.
Legal argument during Jane Doe v Epstein 2008 also covered the possibility of Cowles having knowledge about conjecture concerning Epstein sending money to the Channel Islands and Israel.
That’s six or seven hours a day with Jeffrey Epstein.
Cowles has a long and wealthy list of associates, according to this tweet thread, which is excellent reading.
|Cowles with his late mother Elizabeth. who was married to a railroad heir.|
In 2009, he attended a Young Friends of the American Red Cross party at Trump’s golf resort in Florida.
Plus he’s out and about living his best life, according to his Facebook profile.