ABC anchor Amy Robach reportedly said during an August broadcast that network executives blocked her expose on convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
In a clip that is being publicized by right-wing group Project Veritas, Robach’s hot mic catches her saying that pressure from the Royal Family played a role in ABC suppressing the story three years ago, as they were afraid it would jeopardize interviews with Prince William and Kate Middleton.
Robach also stated that she was in contact with Virginia Roberts Giuffre, a woman who alleged she was Epstein’s sex slave who had been trafficked to other prominent men, including Prince Andrew.
“We had everything,” Robach was overheard saying. “I tried for three years to get it on, to no avail. And now it’s all coming out and it’s like these new revelations and I freaking had all of it. I’m so pissed right now.”
“Every day I get more and more pissed ’cause I’m just like, oh my god. What we had was unreal.”
— James O'Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) November 5, 2019
Robach mentioned that her killed story touched allegations involving former President Bill Clinton. She reportedly said she “100 percent” does not believe Epstein took his own life while incarcerated, adding that he had a history of blackmailing people.
On Tuesday, Robach stepped back on her prior comments in a statement to the Daily Beast. She explained that she was upset that an interview she conducted with Giuffre did not air. She added that network executives never told her or her colleagues to stop reporting on Epstein.
Meanwhile, a statement from ABC denied that their investigation into Epstein was quelled or stopped, claiming the 2015 coverage did not meet reporting standards at the time. The network noted that a two-hour documentary and a six-part podcast on Epstein are scheduled to air next year.
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