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