Prince Andrew is considered a person of interest in the ongoing investigation into the late, disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein and his alleged cohorts, including Ghislaine Maxwell.
A source familiar with the probe in the United States claims to Reuters that investigators are interested in interviewing Andrew, who is known as the brother of Prince Charles and second son born to Queen Elizabeth and the late Prince Philip.
Specifically, U.S. prosecutors want to grill Andrew about his friendship with Epstein, who died in August 2019.
The insider familiar with the investigation claims Andrew is being viewed as a potential witness.
Prosecutors in New York have wanted to speak with Andrew for months as part of their examination of allegations, made by several women, that some of Epstein’s staff helped recruit him underage sex partners.
Last year, prosecutors claimed Andrew “falsely” portrayed himself to the public as being “willing to cooperate” but had not repeatedly declined requests to speak with investigators. The source claimed prosecutors worry they will never be able to interview the British royal family member.
“He doesn’t seem to want to talk to us,” the source insisted.
Representatives for the Duke of York did not immediately return Fox News’ request for comment.
On Aug. 9, Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre filed a lawsuit alleging sexual abuse by the Duke of York. The 38-year-old’s attorneys filed the lawsuit in Manhattan federal court, where Epstein was charged with sex trafficking just a month before he killed himself at the age of 66. The American financier was in jail awaiting trial. – READ MORE