PRINCE Andrew faces further pressure to speak to investigators after Jeffrey Epstein’s chef began “fully cooperating” with the FBI.
Chef Adam Perry Lang worked for the paedo financier between 1999 and 2003.
Authorities quizzed the cook who is “fully cooperating,” The Mirror reports.
Attorney Arick Fudali, representing one of the victims, said: “We certainly hope that this may inspire other witnesses to come forward and help shed some light on Epstein’s dark scheme.”
Court documents say on he joined the Duke of York on two flights in February 1999 and one in May the following year.
The Mirror reports US prosecutors have “grown increasingly annoyed” at Andrew’s dodging of questions, and will now drill the chef for info on the royal.
And earlier this month, Andrew met with the Queen for crisis talks after US prosecutors accused the duke of failing to help their investigation into paedophile Epstein and British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell.
The US Department of Justice submitted a request to the Home Office in April to speak to Andrew.
The Met has said it is willing to help. The duke’s lawyers insist they have repeatedly offered to do so.
A source said of recent developments: “The gloves are firmly off.
“Perry Lang holds information on what took place.
“They will get as much detail as possible that will help shape any interview they may one day have with the Duke.”
Lang volunteered himself up to the FBI after Andrew and Epstein accuser Virginia Guiffre wrote to him saying: “Please don’t be an enabler. Be a hero to me.”
Virginia Roberts Guiffre, 36, has accused Maxwell of arranging for her to have sex with Andrew three times in 2001. She was then 17.
Prince Andrew strongly denies the allegations.
In a statement, the chef said: ““I was unaware of the depraved behaviour and have great admiration for the brave women who have come forward.”
Perry Lang’s lawyer, Lawrence Lustberg, confirmed the chef was helping the FBI.
Mr Lustberg said: “Mr Lang has begun a course of fully cooperating with the federal authorities investigating this case. He, like them and like the victims, wants only that justice be done.”