In a new bombshell video from Project Veritas, 20/20 ABC Anchor Amy Robach reveals ABC knew of a major Epstein sex abuse story since 2015 but would not put it on air over fears the network would lose access to Buckingham palace interviews.
Robach also reveals she is 100% sure Epstein was killed.
“So do I think he was killed? A hundred percent, yes I do. Because do you want it? He made his whole living blackmailing people” Robach says.
Newsweek reports ABC News’ Amy Robach, best known as co-anchor of 20/20, claimed that ABC killed her story about convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking of minors three years ago in sensational hot microphone footage leaked Tuesday.
In the footage, reportedly taken in August and published online Tuesday by the right-wing activist group Project Veritas, Robach, 46, says: “I’ve had this story for three years. I’ve had this interview with [Epstein accuser] Virginia Roberts. We would not put it on the air. First of all I was told, ‘Who is Jeffrey Epstein? No one knows who that is. This is a stupid story.'”
“Then the palace found out we had her whole allegations about Prince Andrew and threatened us in a million different ways,” Robach continues, referring to the British royal that Roberts alleged in a 2015 court filing Epstein trafficked her to when she was 17.
In the clip, Robach claims that ABC feared it would lose interview access to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, thus contributing to the story being dropped. Buckingham Palace did not return a request for comment on Robach’s claims.
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“[Roberts] told me everything,” Robach says in the clip. “She had pictures. She had everything. She was in hiding for 12 years. We convinced her to come out. We convinced her to talk to us. It was unbelievable what we had. Clinton. Everything.”
A frustrated Robach can then be heard saying: “I tried for three years to get it on [air]. And now it’s all coming out. I’m so pissed right now. Every day I get more and more pissed. What we had was unreal.”
Per LA Times, Robach issued a lengthy statement Tuesday in an attempt to roll back the remarks that she acknowledged were said late last summer.
“I was caught in a private moment of frustration,” she said. “I was upset that an important interview with Virginia Roberts didn’t air because we could not obtain sufficient corroborating evidence to meet ABC’s editorial standards about her allegations. My comments about Prince Andrew and her allegation that she had seen Bill Clinton on Epstein’s private island were in reference to what Virginia Roberts said in that interview in 2015. I was referencing her allegations — not what ABC News had verified through our reporting. The interview itself, while I was disappointed it didn’t air, didn’t meet our standards.”
Robach went on to say that she was never told to stop reporting on Epstein and that the network has continued to aggressively pursue the story.
An ABC News executive involved with the story who spoke on condition of anonymity said the interview with Roberts was set up after her allegations appeared in court testimony. By the time the sitdown took place, the court had struck her testimony from the record and the network had to corroborate her statements on Clinton and Prince Andrew on its own. “At the time, we didn’t have that protection by the courts,” said the executive, who was not authorized to comment publicly on the matter.
Roberts has accused Epstein of sexually abusing her and lending her out for sex nearly two decades ago as a teenager to Prince Andrew and other men. Clinton was also part of Epstein’s social circle.
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