Apparently, being the former recruiter for a notorious pedophile does not make you a good neighbor. According to reporting by the NY Post, Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged “sex slave” recruiter Sarah Kellen and her NASCAR-driver husband Brian Vickers have caused misery at celebrity condominium in SoHo. Their constant renovations are driving neighbors in the exclusive property batty.
Kellen, 41, has been accused by the late pedophile’s victims of being the “lieutenant” who helped Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell’s procure hundreds of girls. She denies the accusations, saying she was a “victim – not a monster.” Now, the Post says that she is facing fresh allegations that she and Vickers are a headache for residents of a luxury building at 92 Greene St. The condo multi-million dollar condo was once home to Lindsay Lohan.
The couple lives in the three-bedroom, $10-million penthouse of the Mercer Greene building, where Vickers is president of the condo board. The 14 apartments are above ground-floor retail space that once housed the Ivanka Trump Boutique and is now designer Brett Johnson’s US flagship store.
The building has been plagued by constant construction work for years, dating back to before Vickers became president in 2015, and residents complain about the costs and inconvenience of this maintenance. One homeowner says they’ve been charged $100,000 in assessments in the last five years. Over the last few years, homeowners have had to contend with interior and exterior improvements and 18 months of scaffolding, which finally came down in December.
But beyond that, residents have a personal beef with Kellen and Vickers. “They’ve also done their own renovations over the last five years,” despite spending much of the time elsewhere, said one condo owner. “It’s the other homeowners that have to put up with it.”
Vickers and his firm Requiro Terra LLC are currently facing a lawsuit filed by Midhattan Woodworking Corp., who claim they completed work on the penthouse’s interior in 2016 costing $668,201 and are still owed $64,921.01. The work included a “shoe pullout wardrobe cabinet” and teak adornments to the shower door. Vickers didn’t respond to a request from the Post for comment on the lawsuit.
As for Kellen, little had been seen of her in recent years. But, she reappeared in New York after Ghislaine Maxwell’s arrest back in July 2020. It left some residents to wonder if Kellen will testify against Maxwell at her trial. Maxwell has denied recruiting young girls for Epstein’s sex-abuse network. Epstein’s victims have spoken out against Kellen for grooming trafficked girls. Victim Sarah Ransome alleged in court testimony, “It was Ghislaine and Sarah Kellen that showed me how to please Jeffrey.”
Another survivor, Haley Robson, says Kellen kept the names and numbers of girls who gave Epstein massages and would call around to see who was available to work. Kellen’s name appears 350 times on flight logs of Epstein’s private plane, nicknamed the Lolita Express. She was given immunity from prosecution when Epstein was sentenced to 13 months in prison in 2008.
Kellen started working for Epstein when she was around 18 years old and continued for at least a decade before moving to Hawaii after his 2008 jailing. She met Vickers four years later.
Along with her husband, she now claims to be supporting prison and anti-cult charities, according to his personal website.
While the official complaints are about the construction, I cannot help but think, if I paid tens of millions of dollars for a condo in a “celebrity” building, would I want the procurer for the world’s most infamous pedophile as a neighbor?
How about you? Would you want anyone associated with Jeffery Epstein as a neighbor? Please reply using the comments below.