An aspiring New York City socialite has been excommunicated from Manhattan’s high society after allegedly selling them fake Hermes Birkin bags and sending his friend to a fake appointment to get one of the coveted purses.
George Mickum, a writer and former real estate agent, has had the door locked behind him as New York high society is working hard to block him from all events and encouraging popular spots like the Polo Bar to keep him out.
Mickum has been accused of selling fake Hermes Birkins, which are often seen on the arms of the Kardashians and average around $25,000. The Guest of a Guest writer has denied the allegations, calling it ‘absurd and false,’ according to Page Six.
He was also accused of selling a woman $100,000 worth of fake jewels that he claimed was worth $500,000, according to Avenue Magazine.
‘The door is slammed shut! People are blocking him on Instagram, social media, blocking his emails, his phone numbers. Nobody seriously social or with substance is talking to him,’ a source told Page Six.
George Mickum, a writer and former real estate agent, has had the door locked behind him as New York high society is working hard to block him from all events and encouraging popular spots like the Polo Bar to keep him out
Mickum (left) with his former friend, Hannah Stella (right) who said he sent to her a fake appointment with Michael Coste, the Head of VIP sales at Hermes Paris, two summers ago and left her humiliated when Coste told her he had no idea who George was
His former friend, Hannah Stella, took to TikTok to reveal Mickum reportedly sent to her a fake appointment with Michael Coste, the Head of VIP sales at Hermes Paris, two summers ago. However, when Stella arrived at the appointment, she found out no such appointment existed.
‘George sent me to that appointment and that appointment did not exist,’ she claimed on the popular social media app. ‘So I emailed Michael and he said he didn’t know who George was.’
Stella said she was ‘mortified’ that her friend, who she had dinner with every Monday, had done this and left her ‘crying in the Hermes store.’
Fortunately for the socialite, the store took pity on her and set up an appointment for her the very next day, where she purchased her ‘favorite’ Gold Birkin 30, which retails for around $30,000.
The former friends, pictured together, used to go to dinner every Monday
Mickum used his mother’s connections to get into NYC high society. His mother, Sally A. Painter, is a former Clinton advisor
In another video, where she confronts her haters for whining about being scammed out of luxury item, she said: ‘When you have what is to you a very authentic friendship with another person and then you find out that person has been using and stealing from you – he didn’t steal from me, but allegedly other people – that’s very hurtful.’
The grifter entered Manhattan’s high society through his mother Sally A. Painter’s connections, according to Page Six, but now those connections are blocking him.
‘The word is out,’ the source told Page Six. ‘You can’t sell the guy a ticket [to any charity event] and no one’s supposed to bring him. A wall is being built up in society to prevent him from entering.
Stella said her ‘charismatic’ friend is ‘using people and [is] so calculating,’ who is being compared to fake German heiress, Anna Sorokin
‘Society is asking everyone to even name their [plus ones], so he can’t slip in,’ he said. ‘Everyone knows and is talking about it. No one wants to see him anywhere.’
Stella said her ‘charismatic’ friend is ‘using people and [is] so calculating,’ who is being compared to fake German heiress Anna Sorokin.
‘Gross,’ she told Page Six.
None of Mickum’s victims have sued him for selling them fake luxury items.
Mickum’s mother has connections to the Clintons, as she worked as a senior advisor for the President in the 1990s. Using his mother’s connections, the wannabe socialite attended plenty of parties from Art Basel to Aspen and told people that he was friends with princes and princesses and the Kardashians.
He also allegedly told people he lived off champagne and caviar.