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Socialite Story Cowles Epstein’s Palm Beach Insider

Story Cowles: Does Jeffrey Epstein’s former male assistant, Story Cowles, have the keys to the secrets of the dead billionaire’s kingdom?

The former boyfriend of alleged Epstein recruiter Sarah Kellen worked for Epstein for several years in Palm Beach and New York.

His family heritage includes a Standard Oil descendent, a Palm Beach town mayor, a sugar baron, and a house which belonged to a Vanderbilt.

The unusual path of this 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. His aunt, Nicole Fanjul, is married to one of the richest men in Florida, the sugar baron, Alex Fanjul.

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Story on his wedding day with wife

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.

Despite all this apparent privilege, Story Cowles ends up working for years for Epstein.

Flight logs reveal he flew to The Bahamas on the Epstein jet. As well, he also lived with Kellen, a listed Epstein conconspirator, in the model apartments in New York.

As well, he also lived in a home in Soho, which was owned by Kellen’s husband Brian Vickers.

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Around the time he met Epstein in 2006, Story Cowles was a party promoter for some of the swankiest events in Palm Beach.

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Sarah Kellen with Story Cowles, 2011: source The Palm Beach Daily News
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Source: Palm Beach Daily News

In 2006, he graduated 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. He has a Bachelor of Business from the same institution.

Yet his name was mentioned in a deposition made by one of Epstein’s pilots in Epstein v Edwards 2011 (see below).

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Pilot deposition Epstein v Edwards 2011
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Source: The Daily Mail

Authorities believe the now-dead pedophile was using Cowles to serve as his emissary.

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.”

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Story Cowles in the visitor logs for the Department of Corrections, Palm Beach county.

Story Cowles also gave a deposition in the 2008 Jane Doe v Epstein case.

It was argued through lawyers that much of what he discussed with Epstein 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. The Frenchman is now awaiting trial in Paris on sex abuse charges.

According to the court transcript (below), Epstein coconspirators Nadia Marcenko and Sarah Kellen were also present.

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Story Cowles possesses 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 covered the possibility of Story Cowles having knowledge about Epstein sending money to the Channel Islands and Israel.

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Was Sarah Vickers a Boss in the Epstein Crimes

  • Sarah was enrolled in a mainstream high school. But was homeschooled in her final year.
  • Also known as Sarah Kellen, Sarah Bonk and Sarah Kensington
  • Married in Hawaii at age 17 to a member of the church, a man named Ryo Noa Bonk.
  • The relationship didn’t work out, so they separated a few years later.
  • She lived with a male photographer in Hawaii for a few years where she modelled for him.

  • Later leaving Hawaii to work for Jeffrey Epstein, where she was allegedly part-administrator, part-recruiter and part-abuser, according to court documents.

In a few short years, Sarah Vickers, known also as Sarah Kellen, went from being a teen bride to flying in Jeffrey Epstein’s jet with Bill Clinton.

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Sarah Kellen

Also once named Sara Kensington and Sarah Bonk, she was Ghislaine Maxwell’s alleged “lieutenant”.

As well, the now-41-year-old says she was abused by Jeffrey Epstein and may also be a victim of cult abuse.

We have new information concerning the woman described as one of four key Epstein coconspirators. It came to us via her husband’s website. His name is Brian Vickers and is a three-time NASCAR champ.

See Sarah’s 2010 deposition in the video below:

Epstein’s alleged Palm Beach boss, married former NASCAR driver Brian Vickers under the name of her Sara Kensington alias in 2013.

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Kellen during a deposition in Florida

The NASCAR champion’s website now includes charities he works with in partnership with Sarah. The organisations he now supports have an overall justice theme.

Who is Sarah Vickers?

One is an anti-cult information group, Foundation Against Cult Threats. In the newly updated section of Mr Vickers’ website, he has also added FACT, The Sunny Centre and APJ to the list of organisations he supports.

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According to the former NASCAR driver: “I love to work with charities that are close to my heart.

Even outside of the justice system, in general, I would say that society’s shift towards a mentality of “guilty until proven innocent” is wrong and very dangerous. You see this sometimes inside the justice system but the justice system also has other systemic problems.”

Sarah Vickers was a constant force at Epstein’s Palm Beach home.

Police were ready to arrest her and another Coconspirator, Haley Robson. But the Epstein immunity deal was at the time drafted behind the scenes.

Some of the allegations against Kellen are as recent as 2008. The following are from a civil suit against billionaire Leon Black:

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Guzel Ganieva v Leon Black

Brian Vickers is now a multi-millionaire and they live in a penthouse in Soho.

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Sarah was one of the co-conspirators who won a Florida plea deal negotiated in the mid-2000s.

Over the years, she had spent much of het time with Epstein at most of his properties.

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Epstein’s Little St James Island circa late 1990s before Epstein

What do we know about Sarah’s background as Jahovah’s witness child bride?

  • Sarah enrolled in a mainstream high school. But was homeschooled in her final year.
  • Married in Hawaii at age 17 to a member of the church, a man named Ryo Noa Bonk.
  • The relationship didn’t work out, so they separated a few years later
  • She lived with a male photographer in Hawaii for a few years

More: The Real Housewives of Jeffrey Epstein

Her parents are still today members of the controversial church.

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Sarah Kellen, teen bride (front). Source: Facebook

Sarah’s parents spoke to The Sun about their daughter. They said she had been very innocent. Due to her strict church upbringing, possibly. But she went to a mainstream high school.

Her father, Thomas Kellen, said she was cast-out of the community by the elders for participating in nude modeling.

“And that was the life Sarah had chosen to live,” he said.

According to her family, did naked work in fashion catalogs while also art modeling

They haven’t seen Sarah for years because the Jehovah’s witness requires that once someone’s cast out by elders of the community, families can’t see them.

Although they recently saw Sarah Vickers and met husband Brian Vickers for the first time.


What do we know about Sarah’s background?

Her mother Mary Kellen said in The Sun: “I’m not a psychologist or a psychiatrist, but I can see she was maneuvered or brainwashed. I just hope someone doesn’t go and kill her.”

“There are a lot of prominent, powerful people out there that don’t want anything said.”

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Sarah Kellen took the job working with Jefrrey Epstein when she was aged about 22.

The family says met someone who worked for Epstein. Her boyfriend was sick of her traveling back and forth, so Sarah got the job.

Mr Thomas Kellen said: “we’re sticking up for her if that’s what you want to call it because we still feel, we know her better than anyone.”

Is Sarah Vickers brainwashed? Was she caught in two Cults?

The families against cult teachings and abuses group has a section on their website about the Jehovah’s witness church.

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Sarah and ex- boyfriend Story Cowles

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Epstein Assistant Lesley Groff Dancing on Bar Amid Trafficking Scandal

During the day, Epstein assistant Lesley Groff was allegedly organising and paying his young victims. But on one evening in 2009, she was photographed letter off steam and dancing on a bar decorated with bras.

Epstein Assistant Lesley Groff: These newly uncovered images of Epstein’s longtime employee come as the US Virgin Islands demands Groff produce documents.

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Lesley Taylor Groff (in white) and her mother Diana Wright (right) Source Randy Wright

Attorney-General Denise George is asking Groff to hand over names of every masseuse Epstein used. Plus all woman who flew to Little St James Island and names of individuals who lived in one of Epstein’s properties.

As well, the US Virgin Islands says it wants an accounting of the money paid to Epstein’s masseuses.

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The requests made to Groff by the US Virgin Islands

These photos of Groff were taken in New York in December 2009.

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The mother-of-one spends the evening dancing at the Coyote Ugly-themed saloon bar with mother Diana Wright.

Epstein Cash

Lesley has been living in a Republican foothold in Connecticut for at least a decade.

In 2014, she donated $2600 to a Democrat congresswoman from the US Virgin Islands, Representative Stacey Plaskett.

This is the politician who faced media heat about returning her Jeffrey Epstein donations.

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Lesley Groff met Epstein and started working for him about two decades ago.

Fresh out of a divorce from her first husband, she married her second, Ike Groff, in 2003.

The University of Texas graduate said in a 2005 interview, she answered Epstein’s phone and manage his schedule.

This, in turn, led to a bond developing between the two.

She says they were “mind-melded” and Groff spent at least two decades working for the sex offender.

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Lesley Groff’s name features in allegations in several civil cases.

Epstein survivor Sarah Ransome told The New York Times, Groff communicated with her, “repeating Mr. Epstein’s promises to help her obtain a fashion degree.”

Ransome ceased her case against Lesley Groff in 2020 in order to access the victims compensation fund.

During that case, it was alleged in court documents Lesley monitored the “rules” the teens and young women were meant to comply with by Epstein.

Lesley Groff’s name also crops up in several other civil court cases.

The most recent claims by Jane Doe 1001, where Groff is mentioned as a coconspirator.

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In a statement to TheWrap, attorney Michael Bachner says Lesley has not engaged in any misconduct when working for Epstein.

“As an executive assistant to Epstein, Lesley worked as part of a professional staff that included in-house attorneys, accountants, an office manager and other office staff,” he said.

At no time during Lesley’s employment with Epstein did she ever engage in any misconduct,” Mr Bachner said.

She is now a mum in Connecticut, popping out for Pilates and living her best life.

Sex Trafficker Epstein’s Money: Secret Political Donations?

Jeffrey ‘s Epstein Money: Why would a personal assistant from a Republican foothold in Connecticut donate $2600 to a Democrat congresswoman who represents the US Virgin Islands?

Jeffrey Epstein’s assistant Lesley Taylor Groff did just that in 2014 when she handed over $2600 to Representative Stacey Plaskett. This is the politician who faced media heat about returning her Jeffrey Epstein donations.

Plaskett told CNBC last year; “My litmus test for accepting campaign contributions has been based on whether the donor’s money was made legally or by ill-gotten means and that the contributor will not ask of me or my Congressional office for any special favors. All my contributions have passed that test.

In this case however, I am uncomfortable having received money from someone who has been accused of these egregious actions multiple times,” said Plaskett, who represents the U.S. Virgin Islands in the House as a delegate.

By 2014, Epstein was toxic due to his jail stint and subsequent donations.

Jeffrey Epstein’s Money

Lesley Taylor Groff has been accused in civil court cases of playing a crucial role in Epstein’s sex trafficking operation.

She has also been listed as one of Epstein’s coconspirators on papers from the controversial immunity deal struck before Epstein went to jail in Florida.

In a statement sent to TheWrap, Groff’s attorney Michael Bachner denied she had engaged in any misconduct when she worked for Epstein.

“As an executive assistant to Epstein, Lesley worked as part of a professional staff that included in-house attorneys, accountants, an office manager and other office staff,” he said.

Jeffrey Epstein wasn’t the only one in his sphere who donated to politicians.

One thing we know about this case is it is also about politics – the politics of gender, the politics of income and the politicisation of the justice system.

Thanks to Open Secrets we found records of political donations made by:

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Was the 2007 donation made while Lesley worked for Epstein?

These donations could mean nothing. They might lead to some insights. We don’t allege anything inappropriate here but this blog is a record of the Epstein case.

The donations could mean nothing or everything.

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Jeffrey Epstein’s Money

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