Amy Robach has been caught on hot mic revealing how she filmed an interview with Jeffrey Epstein’s sex slave Virginia Roberts that she spent three years trying to get on the air.
Project Veritas obtained a video of Robach in a discussion with her producer, saying: ‘I’ve had this interview for years. I’ve had this interview with Virginia Roberts. We would not put it on the air.’
Robach then goes on to list off the reasons why the story never made it to air, saying that the palace threatened to sue the network and that there were concerns that Prince William and Kate Middleton would no longer grant the network any interviews.
ABC said in a statement: ‘At the time, not all of our reporting met our standards to air, but we have never stopped investigating the story. Ever since we’ve had a team on this investigation and substantial resources dedicated to it. That work has led to a two-hour documentary and six-part podcast that will air in the new year.’
A representative for Prince Andrew and the Palace has yet to respond to a request for comment.
Exposed: Amy Robach was caught on hot mic saying that she filmed a interview with Jeffrey Epstein’s sex slave Virginia Roberts in 2015 that ABC did not air
Photo: She claims that the palace threatened to sue ABC over allegations made about Prince Andrew and that ABC feared Will and Katie might decline interviews (Prince Andrew with Virginia and Ghislaine Maxwell)
‘I’ve had the story for three years. I’ve had this interview with Virginia Roberts. We would not put it on the air,’ says Robach at the start of the video.
‘First of all I was told, “Who’s Jeffrey Epstein? No one knows who that is this is, this is a stupid story.”‘
There were also legal issues too she reveals and concerns about possible backlash.
‘Then the palace found out that we had her whole allegations about Prince Andrew and threatened to sue us a million different ways,’ explains Robach.
‘We were so afraid we wouldn’t be able to interview Kate and Will, so I think that had also quashed the story.
‘And then Alan Dershowitz was also implicated because of the planes.’
Robach believes her story never made the air because the palace threatened to sue the network and that there were concerns that Prince William and Kate Middleton would no longer grant the station interviews
Epstein died in his |Manhattan jail cell in August. He is pictured in this July 25, 2013, mugshot
A clearly frustrated Robach goes on to detail what the interview entailed at the time she was trying to get it on air.
‘[Virginia] told me everything. She had picture, she had everything. She was in hiding for 12 years, we convinced her to come out. We convinced her to talk to us,’ says Robach.
‘It was unbelievable what we had. Clinton. We had everything. I tried for three years to get it on to no avail.’
She continues: ‘And now it’s all coming out and it’s like these new revelations and I freaking had all of it. I I’m so pissed right now like every day I get more and more pissed cause I’m just like, oh my god, what we had was unreal.’
Robach also said that at the time, one of the attorneys for the victims said: ‘There will come a time when we will realize Jeffrey Epstein was the most prolific pedophile this country has ever known.’
She than adds: ‘And I had it all three years ago.’
The video was obtained by Project Veritas through an ABC insider.
Robach was speaking in the wake of Epstein’s suicide, which she gave her opinion about as well while speaking to her producer.
‘So do I think he was killed? 100% Yes, I do,’ says Robach.
She notes that Epstein ‘made his whole living blackmailing people,’ before stating: ‘There were a lot of men in those planes. A lot of men who visited that Island, a lot of powerful men who came into that apartment.’
There is then a call for other members of the media to share any video or recordings they might have that shows outlets choosing not to run stories about Epstein.
‘Project Veritas intends to continue its investigation into corruption in the Mainstream Media,’ states the non-profit activist group.
‘We encourage that Brave insiders at these organizations come forward with any information they have, so that the public knows what is really going on within these media companies.’
Robach also released a statement on Tuesday.
‘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 Virginia Roberts didn’t air because we could not obtain sufficient corroborating evidence to meet ABC’s editorial standards about her allegations,’ said Robach in a statement after the release of the video.
‘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.’
She then added: ‘The interview itself, while I was disappointed it didn’t air, didn’t meet our standards. In the years since no one ever told me or the team to stop reporting on Jeffrey Epstein, and we have continued to aggressively pursue this important story.’
source – dailymail.co.uk