According to The Miami Herald, “Maxwell’s lawyers have used the absences of Giuffre and Kellen to suggest to the jury that their client is being used as a scapegoat by federal prosecutors who had initially focused their investigation almost solely on Epstein, and were suddenly left without a case after the New York money man was found dead in his Manhattan jail cell in August 2019 while awaiting trial.”
Kellen worked for the dead blackmailer for at least a decade, as an alleged recruiter, pornographic photographer, administrator and interior designer. She’s also listed as a coconspirator in the Epstein Florida plea deal.
Moreover, her name is also on countless entries in the Epstein aircraft flight logs. There have been multiple serious allegations against Sarah Kellen, some as recent as from 2008.
Kellen was born a Jahovah’s Witness. She married at 17, lived in Hawaii, divorced, and worked in fitness and erotic modelling.
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.
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 VanderbiltBalsan:
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 Sarah Kellen, a listed Epstein conconspirator, in the model apartments in New York.
Around the time he met Epstein in 2006, Story Cowles was a party promoter for some of the swankiest events in Palm Beach.
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).
Authorities believe the now-dead pedophile was using Story 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.
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 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.
According to the former NASCAR driver: “I love to work with charities that are close to my heart.
Justice and prison reform are very important to my wife and I. We have both been wrongfully accused of things in our personal and professional life before, so this always resonated for us.
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:
She is now living on the down low in New York, after residing for more than a decade in Miami, Florida.
In an article that raised eyebrows throughout his sport, Vickers was described in Maxim in 2011 as partaking in a “relentless connoisseur’s pursuit of pussy in all its forms.”
Maxim reported: “The night is ending-or nearly. BV’s (Brian Vickers) crew wanders thirstily into the Hiro Ballroom. To a female companion, Vickers wonders aloud who the hottest chick in the room is, and they agree on a willowy blonde looking bored on the dance floor with a banker type.
“I’m going to go give her a ride,” Brian Vickers says. “Hell, what do I have to lose?”
At the time of the Maxim piece, Brian Vickers was single and he stated the story was a stitch-up.
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Maxwell is facing new charges, including trafficking of a minor, in the latest development in the Epstein scandal, which has again thrown her name into the spotlight.
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Transcript: Hello and welcome to this special episode of The Prince and the Pervert podcast.
My name is Lisa. I’m going to take you through some information that we found out about Sarah Kellen Vickers who, as many of you may know by now, was the boss of Epstein’s Palm Beach sex trafficking operation.
Now it’s important to say from the outset that Sarah told the son she was a victim and quote,
I’ve been made out to be such a monster, but it’s not true.
I’m a victim of Jeffrey Epstein.
I was raped and abused weekly.
Her former PR representative also said that Sarah’s relationship with Epstein and Maxwell went on for years and she’s extremely traumatised by what she went through at the hands of Epstein
On a Lifetime documentary last year, Sarah was quoted as saying she was very sorry for any hurt she may have caused.
But how far is too far if you’re an alleged victim or when do you become a participant in the abuse?
But Epstein and Maxwell survivors Virginia Giuffre, Teresa Helm and Sarah Ransome are adamant Sarah is an abuser.
But was she given no choice? Was there blackmail involved?
Was it a case, she no longer had any routes in the world, except for the small circle. She may not have had anywhere else to go as her family and her community had rejected her.
But the most important thing here is Sarah was an adult throughout.
She pled the Fifth Amendment on the Epstein allegations and was one of the beneficiaries of the much criticised Acosta Florida plea deal.