ABC News’ Amy Robach claimed on a hot mic that her story that would supposedly expose Jeffrey Epstein, now-deceased sex offender, three years ago, was killed by the higher-ups at the network. According to her, the news was not up to the standard of the news organization, which is owned by Disney.
Robach stated, “I’ve had the story for three years… we would not put it on the air. It was unbelievable what we had, Clinton, we had everything.”
The footage where Robach says ABC refused to air the interview she had with one of the victims, was published by Project Veritas. Project Veritas is also known for being founded by the controversial James O’Keefe, who has called himself a “guerrilla journalist.”
Robach has also admitted that the video is authentic but also dismissed notions of unethical journalism.
In a statement, Robach stated, “As a journalist, as the Epstein story continued to unfold last summer, I was caught in a private moment of frustration. I was upset that an important interview I had conducted with [Epstein accuser] Virginia Roberts didn’t air because we could not obtain sufficient corroborating evidence to meet ABC’s editorial standards about her allegations.”
On the hot mic recording, Robach can be heard saying, “We would not put it on the air. Um, first of all, I was told, who’s Jeffrey Epstein? No one knows who that is. This is a stupid story. Then, the Palace found out that we had her whole allegations about Prince Andrew and threatened us a million different ways. We were so afraid we wouldn’t be able to interview Kate and Will that we, that also quashed the story.”
She further adds that there are attorney photos and statements that will back her claims.
She also says in the recording, “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.”
Epstein was discovered dead in his prison cell in Manhattan last August this year.