Crime, Sex Orgies, Politics, the Forces That Drive Westminster – Part 5 – The Rise & Fall Of Lord “Fast Eddie” Davenport

 

 

Fast Eddie Davenport

 

 

I have known Eddie since 1992 when another con artist, Abdullah Faithel Mahfooth introduced me to him.

Eddie and Abdullah (who styled himself Sheikh) would spend every waking hour at the store / office on 27 Conduit Street, W1 thinking up scams.

It always had something to do with extending loans end extorting money from the people who borrowed from the guys.

Eddie worked hard on his “portfolio”. That is, he would rent some property or enter in to some agreement so that he could say he had title to the building and then publish it in his well crafted property book.

Eddie would take the property book to banks and other investors and get money.

Wherever Eddie and his buddy Abudllah moved there were always unpaid bills and I left London thinking things had to end in the Big House one day for the two of them.

 

Blonde ambition: Eddie shows off a trademark metal belt buckle with Tamara Beckwith in 1994

Eddie & Tamara Beckwith

 

 

 

20 March 2005 – VIP Orgy – The Biggest Ever Filthy Rich Orgy – Upper Crust Organisers & Staff

Edward Davenport – Made first million in his teens organising the infamous Gatecrasher balls – now a property tycoon worth £133m.

Spends six months a year in Monaco as a tax exile sharing £200-a-night hotel suite with two women.

Shares £15million London pad with three more.

He was seen kissing and fondling a girl on the orgy bed last Saturday night.

He bought the venue, a former ambassador’s residence, from the Sierra Leone government in 2002 for the knock-down price of just £50,000.

David Russell Walters – By day ex-Tory candidate and boss of anti-Europe Democracy Movement. By night, orgy master tending to guests. Looked on as four girls, one a Dutch rowing champ, pleasured each other.

Jonathon Friedman – Brains behind Fever’s image. Spends hours “dressing” rooms with pink satin, chocolates, fruit, and jelly babies for energy. Seen canoodling on the bed with beautiful American blonde.

Emma Sayle – Diplomat’s daughter. Dad was colonel with the Welsh Guards and has an OBE. She is regarded as one of Britain’s best and most upmarket party organisers – didn’t join in the orgy.

James Hayter – Professional rugby player. Hayter, who is over 6ft tall and weighs 220 lb, was Hired as a bouncer but became overwhelmed with lust. Stripped off and joined in the night’s action.

Dougie Smith – Senior Conservative Party strategist Douglas Smith was exposed as a founding member in 2003. The 42-year-old, who preached the Tories’ morally-focused back-to-basics policy, was forced to cut his links with Fever and is now an adviser and speech writer to senior MPs.

 

Wealthy Good Looking Punters

The Charity Boss – International charity director had sex with female TV production company boss.

The Crime Boss – Heir to a multi-million crime empire bonked French, Russian, Italian models and a designer.

The Wild Child – Raunchy daughter of a legendary rock star had public sex with a top media lawyer. (Any guesses?)

The Film Director – Movie bigwig and his catwalk model lover had sex with at least seven other couples.

http://www.thefreelibrary.com/BIGGEST+EVER+FILTHY-RICH+ORGY%3A+WPC+COPS+OFF..+Royal+firearms+officer…-a0130542273

 

 

 

3 September 2008 – Abdulha Mahfooth Jailed For Money Laundering

Eddie Davenport’s best mate got his comeuppance eventually.

He was jailed for a year after admitting a charge in connection with a major police inquiry into money laundering at a jewellery shop in New Bond Street.

Mahfooth operated a number of businesses in Bond Street, including pawn shops over a number of years.

It took the fraud squad some time to catch up with him.

These pictures shows him handcuffed on his bed, (note the opulence) when police raided his home in September last year (2008).

http://img.pars04.fr.topfoto.co.uk/imageflows/preview/t=topfoto&f=NN019623

 

Edward Davenport: Unrepentant, self-pitying and deluded

 

Last weekend, they were celebrating — albeit not too loudly — at 33 Portland Place, the run-down West End mansion acquired by Edward Davenport in controversial circumstances about 10 years ago.

The slick-haired millionaire, 44 this Sunday, who first attracted public notoriety in the late Eighties with his Gatecrasher Balls — and continued with swingers’ parties and pole-dancing lessons at his august new address — had just been cleared of breaking a noise abatement order served by Westminster City Council and awarded most of his £28,000 costs.

The defence? His delicate little head shoots like a snake from his too-high collar.

“I shouldn’t have been served with the order at all, as I wasn’t in the country when some people in the area complained about two parties held in 2008 and 2009 — which I didn’t organise — and I have received no help from the council in resolving the matter since then.

As far as I’m concerned, this was a vindictive action.

My ability to do deals could have suffered, and I’ll do anything to protect my reputation.”

So what reputation would that be, exactly? Since the Gatecrasher days, when he drew 10,000 at a time to rural stately homes, a quick trawl of “Fast” Eddie Davenport’s press cuttings reveals he was accused by the BBC of sharp practice in a pub-leasing firm he ran (which he denies) and involved in two companies that went bust owing millions (which he also denies).

 

 

The 24-room house, formerly the High Commission of Sierra Leone (its leasehold was obtained for £50,000 while the African country was in the throes of a coup d’etat) has a market value of about £30 million, and comes complete with Adam ceilings and wall panels and one of the finest Georgian staircases in London.

Add that to the estimated £70 million-worth of stock Davenport claims to have bought in the capital since he went into property, the apartments in Monaco and Thailand, the fleet of luxury cars and control of Patrick Cox shoes and this trim, glassy eyed playboy should be happy as a fox in a chicken coop.

After all, he can still hold private parties, launches, film and photo shoots to fund his “hobby” of restoring these 22,000sq ft of prime real estate.

He can still slip downstairs from the flat at the top of the house — which he shares with “seven friends who contribute to the bills” — and press the flesh of celebrating celebrities who unwittingly find themselves in his vicinity.

He can still upload photographs of himself with the likes of Mick Jagger, Russell Brand and Simon Cowell onto his website, where he advertises his (manorial) lordship to impress foreign businessmen.

He can still dress in suits and ties from the Saville Row tailor William Hunt.

So what could blot his recently designed escutcheon?  Davenport rolls up a shiny trouser leg, pulls down a silk sock and reveals a piece of apparel more commonly worn beneath Primark trackie bottoms: an electronic tracking device, or “tag”. Then he gives an alarming chuckle.

“My conditions of bail are absolutely ridiculous,” he says. “They’re more appropriate to a Colombian drug-dealer. I’ve already spent four months on remand this year — which by my calculation is as much as you serve for a one-year prison sentence — and posted a £1 million surety. “My passport has been taken, I have to report some of my business dealings to the Serious Fraud Office, and sign in at a police station three times a week.”

 

 

And all because he’s been arrested for “ramping” the purchase price of an office block by £2.4 million — oh, and for allegedly conspiring in a £12.5 million scam to take arrangement fees from prospective borrowers when he had no intention of making the loans.

Needless to say, milord protests his innocence and says: “Well, life’s always got hiccups. You’ve just got to survive each day, and fight your battles one by one.”

So far, this one has allegedly cost him dear. Davenport says he has had to let go of his yacht and private jet, most of his Monaco staff and some very lucrative deals abroad. “But why would I be a flight risk’?” he asks. “I have considerable attachments to Britain, quite apart from the £40 million of assets that I’ve already disclosed to the SFO. My mother still lives in the house in Fulham where I was brought up.”

Born Edward Ormus Sharington Davenport in London on July 11, 1966, he is the son of a successful restaurateur and by 15 was making money selling clothes on Portobello Market and cultivating his love of the good life.

“I’ve always loved parties,” he says, “my own and other people’s, and they have been a huge element in my career.

When I was 14, everyone always came round to my place.  “Later, I held them in nightclubs. Then came the Gatecrasher Balls. I’m a very sociable character . . .”

One can think of other adjectives — sleazy, perhaps — but he protests: “There has been nothing sleazy about the activities in this house.” Not the pole dancing? “It was innocent fun for women who work in the area.” And the swinging?

“The Killing Kittens events were attended by a good-looking, upmarket crowd who are into a hedonistic sexual scene.

That’s not illegal.” It turns out that Davenport draws a distinction between “naughtiness” and criminality.

 

 

“You can call me flamboyant and an opportunist,” he says, “and I suppose I am a bit flash.

But I’m trying to create the image of someone who can deliver on an international scale.

People in Hong Kong and China are going to expect you to have some kind of presence.

So when they go to my website and see my title and the pictures of all the celebrities who have genuinely been to my house and said hi’ to me, they’re going to take me seriously.”

If only he had the same effect on the home crowd.

Instead, he says, “There will always be a small number of people in the anti-Eddie Davenport Fan Club.

I’m told by those close to me that these people are jealous, but it’s not an emotion I have, so I can’t really understand it.”

What Davenport does understand is the getting and spending of money. “Making progressive steps forward is very, very important to me.

I moved from my mother’s to a flat, to a house, to a bigger house, and eventually to this.” He makes a sweeping gesture to take in his tatty empire.

And then Davenport makes his first understatement in an hour of rapid-fire self-justification.

“Every now and again, the progress stops and you realise you’ve made a mistake. Life was quite good, but it’s gone back a bit in the last year.

Now I have to get back to where I was before the SFO investigation — an investigation that has put a sledgehammer through a lot of my activities, left others on hold and damaged my reputation.”

http://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/the-real-fast-eddie-davenport-6489671.html

http://www.theguardian.com/media/2005/mar/28/privacy.mondaymediasection

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/profiles/edward-davenport-the-scandalous-world-of-britainrsquos-most-sociable-socialite-924438.html

http://www.davenporttrust.com/index.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/facethefacts/transcript_20060811.shtml

 

 

 

The Infamous Valentine’s Day Gatecrasher Ball 1988

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dphoaeeM-wU  (16 minute video of the ball + interviews)

 

Gatecrasher Ball 1999

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmI9MGaZBkI  (report on the activities of the youngsters aged 14-20)

 

 

33 Portland Place – Monthira’s Birthday Bash

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXe3zPiO1u8  (10 minute video of a party at 33 Portland Place)

 

 

Lord Edward Davenport – Royal Bet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiDUXXjp7xw  (report on Price Charles handshake)

 

Edward Davenport 33 Portland Place

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FivCKZ01ojY  (report on media uses of 33 Portland Place)

 

 

Edward Davenport, 33 Portland Place, London, W1B 1QE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeqaFTV0dd8  (media promotion video)

 

Alex King & Fast Eddie

 

 

9 October 2006 – The truth about the mysterious royal hoaxer

Anyone who has ever seen the professional, broad-shouldered bustle of a royal entourage sweeping through a room will recognise the impregnable efficiency with which strangers are cleared aside.

Yet one evening last week, a young man, whose name (or so he says) is “Alex King”, succeeded in fooling a phalanx of security guards and battalion of royal minders, with nothing more than a cocksure manner, smile and sharply cut suit.

At the royal film premiere of Alan Bennett’s The History Boys, Mr King infiltrated the cast line-up to shake hands with a clueless Prince Charles, and exchange pleasantries with the Duchess of Cornwall (“I told her how lovely she looked.

She appeared to be very flattered”), before being rumbled, rebuked by the police, then let back into the auditorium to watch the film.

According to detectives, this breach of security was just another cheeky prankster, slightly embarrassingly (for them) keeping alive the British spirit of derring-do.

But there were peculiarities to this case – and a far darker side to the hoaxer than it seemed at first.

Why, for example, did Mr King, who afterwards made appearances on television to crow about his coup, prove so reluctant to be pinned down?

He claims to have attended Eton, the Alma mater of Princes William and Harry, but the school has no record of him.

Even his name – he says he has always been called Alex King, while others said his real name was Alex Ainley – was not straightforward. Eton has records of only one Alex Ainley attending – a much younger man with no connection to Mr King.

 

 

When the Mail went in search of the true identity of the man who allegedly won a £100,000 bet for his gatecrashing stunt, we found a remarkable story of decadence and deceit which involved an aristocrat confessing to the Mail about a secret affair he had with King’s mother 30 years ago.

More seriously, the man who shook hands with Prince Charles is awaiting trial on child porn charges after police found 55 indecent images of young children, and two videos titled Two Cute Little Boys Having Fun and Pre-Teen Girl Kid, on his personal computer.

Once, the Georgian mansion was splendid; today, it retains some of that grandiosity but everything looks so tired it seems as if it might crumble if you touch it.

The house, in Portland Place, is used for fashion shoots (when we visited, its corridors were littered with long-limbed models and photographic flunkeys).

But a few months ago, undercover reporters from a Sunday newspaper exposed it as the address where King organised ‘sleazy, Roman-style mass orgies’ and hired Russian girls out for sex at £500-a-day.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-409374/The-truth-mysterious-royal-hoaxer.html

 

 

 

20 April 2011 – City Diary: No more fun and games in Portland Place

No more sex parties for you, m’lud. Self–styled “Lord” Edward Davenport has lost his appeal against a ban on holding “corsets and condoms” parties at his £20m Georgian mansion.

Davenport, who uses the title Lord without being born to it, yesterday failed to convince the Court of Appeal to overturn an injunction against him holding gatherings for “the world’s sexual elite” at his Grade II listed 24,000 sq ft London home.

Lord Justice Munby upheld Westminster City Council’s 2006 ruling that the 33 Portland Place property could only be used for residential purposes and said Davenport had been told repeatedly “what he had done wrong”.

Davenport – who describes himself as “one of London’s most flamboyant and best–known entrepreneurs as well as a true English gentleman from an established British family” – claims that not all of his intimate gatherings are sexual.

“We might have been overdoing it a bit with the big parties, but, ultimately, I want this to be a private house with the ability to host the odd commercial party or film shoot,” Davenport said last year. “Only one in 12 film shoots, say, or one in 20 parties held here has ever had a sexualised theme.”

The 24–bedroom mansion has played host to Cher, Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell as well as being the setting for parts of The King’s Speech and another slightly steamier film with an all–male cast.

Forty–five–year–old Davenport, who claims to own a £100m property portfolio, a private jet, a Ferrari 360 Spider, an Aston Martin Virage Volante, a Rolls–Royce Phantom and a Lamborghini, said the ruling has sentenced him to life of “overwhelming hardship”.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/comment/citydiary/8396449/City-Diary-No-more-fun-and-games-in-Portland-Place.html

 

 

Lord fraud: Eddie Davenport with girlfriend Monthira Sanan-Ua

 

 

9 October 2011- I saw a Hollywood movie actor at one orgy and said ‘Oh, I recognise you!’: Inside the shady world of playboy conman ‘Lord’ Eddie Davenport

She has given it a lot of thought. But Monthira Sanan-Ua, the Thai girlfriend of conman ‘Lord’ Eddie Davenport, has decided – much as she loves him – that eight years is a long time to put your life on hold.

This reality was brutally driven home last week, as she sat in Southwark Crown Court and watched the judge jail her playboy boyfriend for seven years and eight months for his part in a £4.5million global fraud.

She now knows Davenport, 45, was the ‘ringmaster’ of a vast scam in which cash-strapped entrepreneurs were conned into handing over thousands of pounds for ‘due diligence’ checks in return for much-needed investment in their businesses – investment that never materialised.

And she understands the way in which his victims were often left bankrupt, unemployed and with their reputations in ruins. One had a mental breakdown.

For Monthira, 26, the depth of Davenport’s callousness has come as a shock, but life with ‘Fast Eddie’ was, at best, unconventional; at worst, unprincipled and free of all moral restraints.

Monthira has known the self-styled lord for five years and was his partner for the last three.

She hosted many of the infamous parties at his elegant London mansion, 33 Portland Place.

She cannot claim total innocence yet in her own way she, too, is a victim of Davenport and the double life he led.

‘I still love him but he’s let me down terribly,’ Monthira says. ‘I’m trying to be brave about it but my life will change now without Eddie’s presence. It was a terrible moment when I looked across at him in the dock and saw him get such a long sentence.

‘Eddie smiled at me bravely as if to say “don’t worry” and “sorry” but I know in my heart nothing will be the same again.

‘I can’t believe Eddie is really such a bad person. I am not sure I can wait eight years but that doesn’t stop me loving him or thinking of him as family.’

Monthira’s mother, Panida, ran away to Britain, leaving her Bangkok policeman husband when her daughter was nine.

Monthira joined her when she was 14 and decided to stay, leaving school at 16 to work in various West End clubs and bars as a waitress.

Monthira met Davenport when she was living in a grotty council flat near his 102-bedroom mansion and they became nodding acquaintances in the street, which progressed to cups of coffee.

She says: ‘I was wary of Eddie because I heard he was a playboy but we always connected and got on well from the start.

Eddie pursued me for two years before I allowed him his first kiss and we started dating. It took a while to trust him but we fell in love.’

It was only when they became boyfriend and girlfriend that Monthira was introduced to the true nature of life behind the polished black door of 33 Portland Place, the former High Commission of Sierra Leone.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2046945/Edward-Davenport-jailed-Inside-shady-world-playboy-conman.html

 

Strained: The self-styled socialite arrives at Southwark Crown Court accused of scamming scores of people across the world in business deals

Strained: The self-styled socialite arrives at Southwark Crown Court accused of scamming scores of people across the world in business deals, left, while right he looks strained in his police mugshot.

 

Edward Davenport in his police mugshot

 

 

 

 

6 October 2011 – Downfall of Lord Fraud who threw sex parties in his mansion
Fast Eddie’, jailed for eight years for international £4.5million global scam.

He boasted of partying with rich and famous but fleeced socialites.

Court hears he was ‘ringmaster’ who conned 51 victims out of cash

A self-styled lord who led the lifestyle of an international playboy and friend to the stars was yesterday unmasked as the ‘ringmaster’ of a £4.5million global fraud.

Edward Davenport charmed the rich and famous, with Kate Moss and Princes William and Harry among the guests of raucous parties at his £30million mansion.

But yesterday the socialite was revealed as a crook after reporting restrictions on his three-month trial were lifted by a judge. ‘Lord Davenport’, 45, whose nickname was Fast Eddie, was jailed for seven years and eight months in September for conning 51 victims, including Princess Diana’s wedding dress designer Elizabeth Emanuel, who lost her life savings.

Davenport cashed in on the credit crunch by offering bogus start-up loans to entrepreneurs desperate for cash.

Victims were promised millions of pounds of credit, but were asked to pay for ‘due diligence’ investigations into their companies before they could have the loan.

Davenport and his lieutenants, Peter Riley, 64, and Borge Andersen, 66, pocketed £4.5million in deposits and advance fees but never paid out the promised £2billion in loans to entrepreneurs from as far afield as India, Canada and Dubai.

In May this year Davenport, Riley, and Anderson were convicted of conspiracy to defraud at Southwark Crown Court.

Sentencing him, Judge Peter Testar said: ‘Mr Davenport has been described by the prosecution as a ringmaster, which is apt. ‘He got others to do the detailed legwork for him. That’s how he does things – he does not leave many footprints in the snow himself.’

Among those he fleeced was Miss Emanuel, 58. She agreed to surrender 65 per cent of her company in return for a £1.5million investment, but Davenport demanded £20,000 in up-front fees.

She said: ‘He knew I was at rock bottom and he wanted to screw me out of every penny. ‘It was unbelievable that he had made all these contacts and bought a title to give him credibility when he was just a common conman.

He fully deserves his sentence.’ Last month when he was sentenced Davenport looked unfazed, grinning and raising his eyebrows in a suggestive manner at his 25-year-old Thai girlfriend, model Monthira Sanan-ua.

Yesterday he issued a typically arrogant statement, declaring the sentence a ‘setback’, vowing to appeal and asserting his innocence.

His lieutenant, Riley received seven years and eight months, while Andersen was given three years and three months.

Two other men, Richard Stephens, 65 and David McHugh, 53, admitted their roles last month.

Reporting restrictions were lifted after the final conspirator David Horsfall, 54, admitted his part. All three will be sentenced next month.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2045548/Lord-Edward-Davenport-jailed-8-years-ripping-rich-famous-500m-con.html

https://www.express.co.uk/expressyourself/275846/Edward-Davenport-The-Lord-of-fraud

 

Lord of the scam: Edward Davenport, who lived in a lavish 110-room mansion in west London, has been jailed for eight years after conning his clients out of millionsEdward Davenport, pictured, will now have to sell his central London mansion, at Portland Place, which he bought for a pittance from the Sierra Leone government

 

 

 

24 May 2014 – How ‘Fast Eddie’ came skidding off the rails

Eddie Davenport’s court appearance this week marked the end to a life of fame, fortune – and audacious fraud

Edward Davenport’s website describes him as “a familiar face in exclusive venues across the world” and features a glossy photo gallery of the self-styled lord with his famous friends, including Mick Jagger, Al Pacino, Alastair Campbell and Keira Knightley, all against the backdrop of his Georgian mansion in central London.

There’s a touch of the Gatsbys about it, though, because for the past two and a half years “Fast Eddie” has been living cheek-by-jowl with an earthier crowd at the less-than-exclusive venue of HMP Wandsworth, following his conviction for fraud.

For his appearance this week at Southwark Crown Court, the latest stage in long-running confiscation proceedings against him after he stole millions from investors in a high-end commercial loans scam, none of his old circle was in the public gallery to offer their support.

After a career of headline-grabbing excess that began with organising the notorious Gatecrasher Balls in the late Eighties (“unbridled lust among upper-class Lolitas and public school Lotharios”) and graduated to renting out his stylish town-house for “adult” parties by Killing Kittens, run by the Duchess of Cambridge’s old schoolfriend Emma Sayles, Davenport’s charmed existence among the rich and famous finally collided with reality.

The 47-year-old, once estimated to be worth £130 million, is facing penury to meet the cost of repaying his victims – though many will remain out of pocket – and, as the court heard, his health has broken down to such an extent that a judge has reduced his sentence as an “act of mercy” to allow him to be released this month.

Complications arising from a kidney transplant, carried out while he was inside, have left him gravely ill, it was revealed.

The sparkle of those old website pictures, with his Saville Row suits, perma-tan and arresting blue eyes, had been replaced by a more haunted look.

That, arguably, has been the fate of all fraudsters. Their carefully constructed image and expensively-assembled address books evaporate like the bubbles in champagne when hard facts finally overtake a life built on the sand of fantasy and delusion. How much of the latter is self-delusion is open to debate.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2707712/Notorious-Lord-Eddie-Davenport-fraudster-sells-London-mansion-The-King-s-Speech-filmed-30-million-ending-decade-sex-parties-celebrity-receptions.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/property/10994001/Fraudster-forced-to-sell-off-unique-London-mansion-to-pay-legal-bills.html

 

David Sullivan, pictured, will buy the Grade-II listed Georgian mansion owned by 'Lord' Edward Davenport

 

 

 

 

3 January 2015 – Porn baron buys mansion used for sex parties by a former friend of the Duchess of Cambridge for £25m from a fake lord

‘Lord’ Edward Davenport bought the 24-bedroom London mansion in 1998. He was jailed for eight years in 2011 for a multi-million-pound fraud.

He was hit with a £12m confiscation order and has to repay £2m to victims.

The Marylebone mansion is being bought by porn baron ‘David Sullivan’.

Over the years, it has played host to supermodels, singers and playboys.

The property was even the favoured venue for sex parties thrown by one of the Duchess of Cambridge’s erstwhile chums

Now 33 Portland Place, the Grade II-listed Georgian mansion owned by fraudster ‘fast Eddie’, is to be sold to an equally colourful character – porn publisher David Sullivan.

When self-styled ‘Lord’ Edward Davenport was convicted of a multi- million-pound fraud and jailed for eight years in 2011, he was told to pay a confiscation order of £12 million as well as £2 million to 51 victims.

Released from prison on compassionate grounds last May after a kidney transplant, Davenport has been loath to part with his London home, despite it descending into faded grandeur over the past few years.

But unable to raise funds to pay his victims he has been forced to sell the Marylebone mansion he bought in 1998 for a knock-down price – for £25 million.

Sullivan intends to spend a further £25 million restoring the building to its former splendour with his wife, Emma Benton-Hughes, overseeing the refurbishment.

‘David intends to spare no expense on its restoration,’ said one of Sullivan’s circle. ‘He intends to sell it on for a huge profit.’

Built in 1776, the 24-bedroom house was the location for the Oscar- winning film The King’s Speech, starring Colin Firth and Helena Bonham Carter, and was also used in 2004 for The Life and Death Of Peter Sellers and Vera Drake.

Kate Moss was filmed on the staircase in a racy basque and stockings for an Agent Provocateur advertisement and Amy Winehouse shot a video for her single Rehab there.

More recently, the address had become a byword for decadence and promiscuity.

Davenport had a lucrative sideline hiring out his home to Emma Sayle, who used to go to school with the Duchess of Cambridge.

Amid its increasingly seedy and shabby surroundings, she hosted marathon sex parties.

The lower ground floor, with its nightclub area, hot tub and flashing lights, featured in scores of her infamous Killing Kittens get-togethers as well as in porn movies.

At one party, Courvoisier built a swimming pool and filled it with 4,000 litres of cocktail so revellers could row across it.

But the louche parties ended abruptly in 2010 when the High Court ruled that commercial activity at the house was banned.

Last night, friends said Davenport, who rose to fame in the 1980s with his boozy Gatecrasher balls, was heartbroken to lose his home. ‘Eddie is incredibly unhappy about the sale, but he doesn’t have a choice,’ one said. ‘The truth is he is devastated. He thinks it is all shockingly unfair.’

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2895738/Porn-baron-buys-mansion-used-sex-parties-former-friend-Duchess-Cambridge-25m-fake-lord.html

 

 

'Lord' Edward Davenport, right, pictured in the mansion he bought before his downfall in 1998It is believed that Sullivan will pay £25 million for the 24-bedroom house in Marylebone, pictured33 Portland Place

 

 

 

 

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Crime, Sex Orgies, Politics, the Forces That Drive Westminster – Part 4 – High Society Lady Takes It All To A Higher level

 

 

 

Emma Sayle owns the Killing Kittens members-only sex club

Emma Sayle owns the Killing Kittens members-only sex club

 

 

 

17 February 2005 – The Poshest Swinger In Town

When it emerged that a Tory strategist led a double life as the organiser of upmarket sex parties, it caused members of polite society to choke on their gin and tonics.

But now, Dougie Smith, an adviser and speech-writer to senior MPs – has moved on to business pastures new, and his louche mantle has been picked up by another member of the Establishment.

Diplomat’s daughter Emma Sayle, 26, who went to Sloaney £21,660-a-year Downe House school, Berkshire, at the same time as Princess Michael of Kent’s daughter Gabriella, 23, is now organising the orgies.

Club Fever, for young, wealthy, “liberated couples and single women” costs about £500 a person per year to join.

Her role in the sordid world of swingers will no doubt come as a surprise to her more strait-laced friends and family.

Her Cambridge-educated father Guy, 58, was a colonel with the Welsh Guards, has an OBE, is a former fellow and bursar of his Alma Mater Magdalene College and was Britain’s defence attaché to Egypt and Kuwait.

Col Sayle – who lives in Berkshire with Emma’s mother, Malvin, head charity fundraiser at the Royal Marsden Hospital – was also the top liaison officer in Germany at the time of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Emma, who is dating a hunky Australian, tells me, without a hint of irony, that her “private members’ sex club” will also include less salacious trips to the opera and sporting events.

However, her first project was a black-tie New Year’s Eve party at a mansion in grand Regent’s Park, London, which she describes as a “kaleidoscope of naked, writhing bodies”.

She claims she is now hoping to recruit some of her contemporaries at girls-only Downe House. “Gabriella Windsor is just the sort of girl we want to recruit,” she says. “I am sending her an invitation to join. “She was naughty at Downe House, definitely one of the ‘cool gang’.

I remember she got suspended for a week for smoking. “My best friend there, Amanda Cherry, ended up with the school politics teacher after she left. She was 19 and he was 41. “It was quite a scandal at the time but they are still together.

I don’t know what it is about Downe House that makes us so naughty – I guess we’re like caged animals.” She insists her parents are not bothered about her ‘work’.

She says: “They think what I do is absolutely hilarious. “They know I don’t get personally involved in the orgies.

I get pleasure from knowing other people are having a good time.” And, of course, she expects to turn in a substantial profit…

 

Risqué: Emma Sayle (left) pictured on Facebook with fellow Sisterhood member Natalie Sisson (right)

 

 

 

Upper Crust Organisers

Edward Davenport – Made first million in his teens organising the infamous Gatecrasher balls – now a property tycoon worth £133m.

Spends six months a year in Monaco as a tax exile sharing £200-a-night hotel suite with two women.

Shares £15million London pad with three more.

He was seen kissing and fondling a girl on the orgy bed last Saturday night.

He bought the venue, a former ambassador’s residence, from the Sierra Leone government in 2002 for the knock-down price of just £50,000.

David Russell Walters – By day  boss of Tory party anti-Europe Democracy Movement.

By night, orgy master tending to guests. Looked on as four girls, one a Dutch rowing champ, pleasured each other.

Jonathan Friedman – Brains behind Fever’s image. Spends hours “dressing” rooms with pink satin, chocolates, fruit, and jelly babies for energy. Seen canoodling on the bed with beautiful American blonde.

Emma Sayle – Diplomat’s daughter. Dad was colonel with the Welsh Guards and has an OBE. She is regarded as one of Britain’s best and most upmarket party organisers – didn’t join in the orgy.

James Hayter – Professional rugby player. Hayter, who is over 6ft tall and weighs 220 lb, was Hired as a bouncer but became overwhelmed with lust. Stripped off and joined in the night’s action.

Dougie Smith – Senior Conservative Party strategist, adviser and speech writer to senior MPs. Preached the John Major’s morally-focused back-to-basics policy.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/columnists/article-338142/Shes-poshest-swinger-town.html

 

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24 July 2007 – Woman Training to Row Channel With Kate Middleton Runs Upper Class Orgy Club

It takes a racy sort of girl to relish the challenge of rowing across the English Channel.

But Kate Middleton may not have realised just how racy the company would be when she agreed to join the rowers in a glamorous all-girl team.

These spirited ladies may all be in the same boat but there the similarities most definitely end.

While Miss Middleton, 25, has made a name for herself as the elegant companion of Prince William, Emma Sayle, 29, has made a name for herself too – organising risqué parties for wealthy, attractive and broad-minded couples.

As whispers about her past refused to go away, the former public schoolgirl was keen to play down her role in Killing Kittens, the private club that blurs social and sex lives. Or to put it bluntly, organises orgies.

Miss Middleton has been training on the oars three times a week, said Miss Sayle, whose organisational skills made her a natural for team leader.

They will race across the Channel on August 25 against a male team to raise money for two charities.

Given Prince William’s mischievous sense of humour, he is likely to be as intrigued as anyone about Miss Sayle, the lively daughter of a diplomat.

She was at school with Princess Michael of Kent’s daughter, Gabriella, but they took somewhat different paths when Miss Sayle began working for Club Fever, a company organising orgies for “liberated couples and single women”.

 

 

Emma Sayle

 

 

She left to start her own company, Killing Kittens, which has a website advertising £120-a-couple sex parties at a private London residence for “strictly good looking couples and single girls only”.

Miss Sayle was rather coy about her orgy expertise. She said she had sold off part of Killing Kittens last year and no longer had a management role. “I still own some of it, I just don’t run it,” she explained.

“Now I’m trying to do something very amazing for two charities and organise 21 girls to get across the English Channel and Kate Middleton happens to be one of them.

“She’s a full team member. We’ve got two reserves and 19 in the boat and she’s one of the ones in the boat.

 

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Kate Middleton

 

“She’s a general all-rounder and an amazing sportswoman. She’s a great team player. It’s quite funny but what I don’t want to happen is people to think it’s totally scandalous and say, ‘Look who Kate’s got involved with – a big sex party orgy organiser’. “She’s not stupid, she’s aware of it, it’s all very above-board, and I’ve never denied it. Everybody has got stuff they did in the past.”

But on the Killing Kittens website, Miss Sayle still has pride of place in a section entitled Our Founder.

She was never personally involved in the orgies, but is described as “one of the world’s leading sextrepreneurs”.

Miss Middleton was persuaded to join the rowing team – known as the Sisterhood – by Alicia Fox-Pitt, her friend from their days at Marlborough College in Wiltshire.

Miss Fox-Pitt said: “She’s been training with us. She is a very gifted sportswoman and we played a lot of sport together at school.” They are aiming to raise £100,000 for charities Babes In Arms, which sponsors research into newborn abnormalities, and the children’s hospice charity the CHASE Ben Hollioake Fund

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-470427/Woman-training-row-Channel-Kate-Middleton-runs-upper-class-orgy-club.html

 

 

 

 

25 July 2007 – Kate Middleton Recovers From Night of Partying With Early Morning Row

If her head was pounding, she didn’t show it.  Instead, Kate Middleton simply gritted her teeth and got down to some solid rowing. Or rather some expert hair billowing.

A few hours earlier Prince William’s girlfriend had been enjoying cocktails with friends at one of her favourite bars. She finally rolled home around midnight.

By 7am she was up again, ready to sweat it out on the Thames with a charity dragon boat team.

But unlike her red-faced, puffing teammates, Miss Middleton looked poised and perfectly polished, a picture of regal calm at the tiller. (Her full face of early-morning make-up no doubt helped somewhat).

And no utilitarian hair bands or pony tails for her. She left her hair loose to billow flatteringly in the morning breeze.

The 25-year-old fashion buyer is taking part in an all-woman record-breaking attempt next month to row across the Channel.

 

 

 

The team, known as The Sisterhood, will leave Dover in a fibre-glass Oriental- style boat and cross 21 nautical miles of open water to the Cap Gris Nez, close to Calais.

It will be a challenge by any stretch of the imagination, which is why Miss Middleton is training three times a week.

But knowing she had to man the boats the next morning wasn’t enough to put her off a session of a different kind with friends at Mahiki, the Mayfair bar that is a favourite of Prince William’s.

Within hours she was one of the girls again as she arrived at Chiswick, West London, for an hour long training session.

As the team glided down-river to Hammersmith, she was paddling hard at the back of the boat.

 

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As they returned to base, however, she had possibly run out of puff, having the easier task of manning the tiller instead.

Also in the boat was team leader Emma Sayle who, as the Mail revealed this week, founded Killing Kittens, a firm that organises sex parties for wealthy couples.

Miss Middleton was persuaded to join the rowing team by Alicia Fox-Pitt, a friend from her days at Marlborough College in Wiltshire.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-470820/Kate-Middleton-recovers-night-partying-early-morning-row.html

 

 

Lingerie for sale on the Killing Kittens website

 

 

 

27 July 2009 – Emma Sayle runs Killing Kittens, an upmarket and exclusive sex party night with an eye on empowering women. The former West Berkshire school girl explains why her business doesn’t contradict her Christian faith.

That Emma Sayle organises elite sex parties might raise a few eyebrows, but that she’s also a committed Christian will have all eyebrows lunging sky-high.

A former pupil at the exclusive Downe House school in West Berkshire, Emma is one of the world’s leading ‘sextrepreneurs’.

The 31-year-old has made her name as the top upmarket adult party organiser and runs a monthly sex party night called Killing Kittens.

Populist myth has it that every time a woman ‘sins’ by pleasuring herself, God in retribution kills a kitten.

Over time, the term ‘killing kittens’ has become slang for female masturbation.

Thus, Emma’s parties focuses on female empowerment where, for example, men aren’t allowed to approach women and only women can make or break the rules.

“It’s for couples and girls,” says Emma, a pal of Prince William’s Bucklebury-born girlfriend Kate Middleton, “it’s for good-looking people only, under the age of 45.

“These parties turn into mass orgies – they’re big sex parties – and it’s a case of 50 per cent of the people that come along do take clothes off, and the other 50 per cent just come along for a good party and keep their clothes on.”

Surely this sort of sexual freedom sits uneasily with 31-year-old Emma’s Christian faith? But she heartily disagrees. “This whole ‘I’m a Christian’ thing,” she says, “the way it’s been written about a lot of the time is as if I’m someone happy-clappy who’s just done an Alpha course. “But I’ve been going to church and Sunday school since I was little. It’s a private thing that is just my faith.”When it comes to religion – and it’s not me being defensive – people pick and choose.”When you look at the bible, people pick and choose which bits they choose to live by and which bits they don’t.

“I’ve had this conversation about sex before marriage a lot and it doesn’t actually say once in the bible that you can’t have sex before marriage.

That’s just the stigma that’s been attached to it. It gets misquoted. “These are couples who are genuinely together and they choose to do this as a life-style choice within the sanctity of their marriage.

“No one’s getting hurt, no one’s cheating on anyone. Who am I or you or whoever to say they can’t do it? “I always say: everyone’s happy, so what’s the big deal?”

http://www.bbc.co.uk/berkshire/content/articles/2009/07/27/emma_sayle_killing_kittens_sex_party_feature.shtml

http://royalinsight.net/forum/index.php?topic=40039.5;wap2

Link to Killing Kittens. (not recommended to anyone under the age of 18  http://www.killingkittens.com/homepage.htm

 

 

Kate Middleton's chum Emma Sayle and the sex party house

Kate Middleton and Emma Sayle

 

 

 

17 April 2010  – Kate Middleton’s chum Emma Sayle and the Sex Party House

Miss Sayle, who attended Downe House boarding school with Prince Michael of Kent’s daughter Gabriella Windsor, was the subject of a London council investigation earlier this year over claims her Killing Kittens firm used a £30million house for sex parties

The concern is of course, a private members club, where woman can be as sexually explicit as they want, is one thing, even if alleged orgies were happening, that’s her business, but the implication in the articles, is that the situation was being used for commercial purposes, and that it may have been something slightly different.

Even that some camera phone images might have gotten out, and that she is or was at one point being investigated.

Emma Sayle is also credited with starting a group called the sisterhood, she seems to be an interesting character. Some sort of charitable organization was mentioned as well in the article.

Sex parties, orgies, and other situations that are a little bit more mature are not my cup of tea, but they might be someone else’s, my other concern or question is, are the individuals that use to attend these parties, being investigated as well, either.

I mean if the sex parties, orgies, or killing kittens situation, turned out to be more commercial, then private, and I am sure the investigation clarified this, were the others implicated, in the happenings, either the men or the women?

Was there any threat of them being investigated also, or even charged, for participation into these sorts of situations?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/theroyalfamily/7601823/Kate-Middletons-chum-Emma-Sayle-and-the-sex-party-house.html

 

 

Emma Sayle, 36, has written a book about the Killing Kittens sex club parties she organisesEmma Sayle

 

 

 

27 April 2014 – Kate Middleton’s friend: How I sneaked a Labour MP wearing a dog’s collar out of my sex party

Emma Sayle reveals how she organised orgies for the rich and famous. The 36-year-old attended same all-girls public school as Kate Middleton.

Miss Sayle arranged a 300-strong orgy in a Regent’s Park mansion in 2012.

She claims it was attended by two Labour MPs who were ‘polite, nice guys’.

One MP wore only underpants and a dog’s collar around his neck, she says.

Her shocking memoir about organising orgies for the rich and often famous has been on sale for less than a week.

Yet speculation over which stars attended Emma Sayle’s Killing Kittens sex club parties is at fever pitch in the upper echelons of society.

Miss Sayle, who went to Downe House, the all-girls public school in Berkshire where the Duchess of Cambridge was also briefly a pupil, is careful not to name any members of her sex club in the book, Behind The Mask.

But the 36-year-old blonde has exclusively revealed to The Mail on Sunday that two Labour MPs were among the guests at one of her parties, which was raided by the Metropolitan Police and officials from Westminster Council.

 

 

Kate Middleton, pictured with Emma Sayle standing behind her, during a training session for the Sisterhood Cross Channel Challenge in London in 2007

Kate Middleton, pictured with Emma Sayle standing behind her, during a training session for the Sisterhood Cross Channel Challenge in London in 2007

 

 

Miss Sayle had to show two policemen around the orgy after they received a tip-off about alleged underage sex.

After being satisfied this wasn’t the case, the police, along with council officials who had received a tip-off alleging that Miss Sayle was selling alcohol without a licence, went away.

But not before the MPs were smuggled out of a back door and the bemused policemen were accosted by two women who mistook their uniforms for fancy dress.

The 300-strong orgy took place on July 13, 2012 at a club member’s mansion overlooking Regent’s Park in northwest London.

Miss Sayle describes the MPs in question as ‘polite, nice guys’.

One came as the guest of his wife, who was already a member of the club.

The other, who wore only underpants and a dog’s collar around his neck, came with two female friends.

Miss Sayle said: ‘The MP with the dog’s collar was being led around the party by one of the two girls he arrived with. Each to their own. ‘You’d recognise him if you were interested in Labour politics, but the married MP is a well-known name.

“The wife signed up as a single lady and then emailed to say she was married and asked if she could bring her husband.’

Members must be ‘attractive’ and aged between 18 and 45 to attend the parties, which can cost £400 a time.

The two Labour MPs were middle-aged and apparently passed the attractiveness test with flying colours.

Miss Sayle said: ‘They were at the older end of the spectrum but the married MP was in good shape and his wife was glamorous.

The other MP was in good shape, too.

 

Emma Sayle went to Downe House - the all-girls public school in Berkshire, pictured, where Kate Middleton was also briefly a pupil

Emma Sayle went to Downe House – the all-girls public school in Berkshire, pictured, where Kate Middleton was also briefly a pupil

 

 

‘We have said no before to well-known people because they’re ugly and old.

We’ve turned away some very wealthy people. They’re the ones who get angry. They’ve offered me thousands of pounds, but while it would be great to have the money, I have still said no.’

Miss Sayle recalls seeing at least 30 people, including the married MP and his wife, writhing on four leather beds pushed together at the orgy in question.

But she said: ‘You’ll never get a name out of me. I’m a Tory supporter so don’t really care what happens to Labour, but I still won’t say who they are.

That said, I also know that the married MP wouldn’t mind me mentioning it. His wife has the book and they think that it’s hilarious.’ Miss Sayle also refused to reveal the MPs’ identities to a Westminster official who asked for the information. ‘There are worse things happening [at Westminster],’ she said. ‘It’s far worse when people are cheating on their wives with their PAs.

’Miss Sayle’s other notable enterprise was starting The Sisterhood, a charity fundraising group of 70 women that at one time included the Duchess of Cambridge. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2614116/Kate-Middletons-friend-How-I-sneaked-Labour-MP-dogs-collar-sex-party.html

 

 

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6 June 2014 – The Orgyniser How Killing Kittens Founder Emma Sayle Turned An Ibiza Shagfest Into A Sex Party Empire With 40,000 Clients

Nothing shocks me any more,” declares Emma Sayle, before listing some of the stranger parts of her work at Killing Kittens, the orgy organisers.

Currently, she’s searching for a Diana Vickers lookalike for a man who wants to be pretend-mugged while on a date, whereupon the Diana-double will morph into Super girl and save him.

Then there’s the judge who likes to be called “general” as he spanks women. Sayle has already revealed that a Labour MP once turned up at one of her sex parties, and wore only pants and a dog’s collar as a woman led him around the room.

Sayle founded Killing Kittens nine years ago.

Its 40,000 members are mostly “AB demographic, high-fliers and hedonists”.

Celebrity Big Brother’s Luisa Zissman is a fan, but Rhys Ifans was once turned away at the door “because he looked like a tramp”.

The USP for the parties is that women are in charge; men have to be invited to join in any intimate activities.

Killing Kittens now also arranges “experiences” to turn members’ sexual fantasies into reality — although Sayle recently refused a woman’s request for a rape scenario: “There’s a line we wouldn’t cross.”

Killing Kittens is now going global. Despite the stereotype of British reserve, Sayle is finding other places trickier than London. Ireland, where it launches in July, has been particularly tough. “I did Belfast radio shows and got annihilated. [People] called in, saying the devil was with me.”

Sayle remains undaunted. She thinks the strength of her empire lies in its being run by women: “We’re a team of girls and we can plan an event unemotionally, whereas the guys just want to get their rocks off.”

http://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/london-life/the-orgyniser-how-killing-kittens-founder-emma-sayle-turned-an-ibiza-shagfest-into-a-sex-party-9498650.html

 

 

 

 

Relevant Links for More Information

http://princessdianafriend.tumblr.com/post/27118547042/the-emma-sayle-and-kate-middleton-connectionthe

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-470427/Woman-training-row-Channel-Kate-Middleton-runs-upper-class-orgy-club.html

http://www.themortonreport.com/celebrity/royals/kate-middleton-bullied-at-downe-house-what-a-load-of-poo/

https://gangstalking.wordpress.com/2013/07/29/emma-sayle-killing-kittens/

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/killing-kittens-private-sex-club-5353438

http://nypost.com/2015/03/17/a-night-inside-killing-kittens-the-sex-club-hosted-by-kate-middletons-pal/

http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/relationships/killing-kittens-nyc-my-night-inside-a-new-york-sex-club/story-fnet0gt3-1227267505967?from=public_rss

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3192183/Now-s-class-divide-social-media-High-society-shuns-Facebook-favour-online-cliques-cost-thousands-join-membership-invitation-only.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/kate-middleton/11547159/Kate-Middletons-friend-holds-orgies-in-Sharia-hotel.html

http://www.gigglefinger.com/killing-kittens-elite-casual-sex-london-real/

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/entertainment/celebrity/gerard-butler-parties-girlfriend-morgan-5379257

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/9710486/Sex-party-organiser-left-red-faced-after-email-glitch.html

http://metro.co.uk/2014/04/24/unmasked-the-saucy-secrets-of-kate-middletons-rowing-partner-emma-sayle-4706902/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1343017/Kate-Middletons-friend-cautioned-police-joke-shooting-illegal-immigrants.html

 

Emma Sayle and Kate Middleton lunching together in 2007