Jeffrey Epstein in his 2006 Palm Beach County Sheriff's Department mug shot.

A high-profile chef who grew up on Long Island reportedly was a former private chef for convicted pedophile and accused sex trafficker Jeffery Epstein, but the chef denies knowledge of Epstein’s crimes.

Adam Perry Lang, who was raised in Roslyn and runs the celebrity hot spot APL in Los Angeles, issued a statement revealing his ties to Epstein after a pilot claimed in court documents that the chef flew with the late financier on Epstein’s private jet to Florida, New Mexico, and the Virgin Islands, according to Eater, which noted that Lang wasn’t accused of any criminality involving Epstein. 

“Almost 20 years ago, as a young chef I was hired to work for Jeffrey Epstein,” the chef said in the statement, Eater reported. “My role was limited to meal preparation. I was unaware of the depraved behavior and have great sympathy and admiration for the brave women who have come forward.” 

Authorities have said the 66-year-old registered sex offender who allegedly sex trafficked and abused dozens of girls who were minors over the years, died by apparent suicide Aug. 10. in his Manhattan federal jail cell following an earlier attempted suicide. The FBI and U.S. Department of Justice’s inspector general are investigating the wealthy financier’s death. Epstein’s many high-powered friends over the years have included President Donald Trump, former President Bill Clinton, and Prince Andrew.

Lang’s ties to Epstein aren’t the first time the case linked back to LI. Darren Indyke, who graduated from Glen Cove High School in 1982, is one of the two lawyers that Epstein named to be executor of his nearly $600 million estate before Epstein died. Indyke worked for Epstein for more than 20 years and was intimately involved in his business dealings before being tasked with handling the estate. 

With Epstein’s victims suing his estate for restitution, additional names of those tied to him are expected to come out as the cases progress.

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