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ABC Responds To Video Of Anchor’s Rant Accusing Network Of Quashing Epstein Coverage



ABC News and anchor Amy Robach issued statements Tuesday distancing themselves from footage of the anchor saying on a hot mic that the network had stonewalled her reporting of Jeffrey Epstein for three years.

“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,” Robach said in response to footage released Tuesday morning by a conservative activist group, Project Veritas, of her speaking on a hot mic in late August.

Robach also said nobody at ABC had told her to stop reporting on Epstein. “We have continued to aggressively pursue this important story,” she said. ABC News also issued statements alongside Robach saying it plans to leverage its reporting on Epstein to produce a two-hour documentary and a six-part podcast set to release in early 2020.

But Robach’s statement made no mention of her hot mic comments alluding to the strength of her reporting on Epstein accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre in 2015, nor did it mention her comments about the fear that her reporting would cause ABC would lose access to people close to Epstein. Robach’s statement also did not address her hot mic comment that she “100%” believes Epstein was killed.

“She told me everything,” the leaked footage shows Robach saying of an interview she conducted with Giuffre in 2015. “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, we had everything.”


Robach added that she had interviewed other women backing up claims made by Giuffre, who said Epstein farmed her out for sex to Britain’s Prince Andrew and others, but the anchor said she was told it was a “stupid story” because “no one knows who” Epstein was. The anchor also said the royal family threatened the network in “a million different ways” after it caught wind of Robach’s reporting.

“We were so afraid we wouldn’t be able to interview [Kate Middleton] and [Prince Wlliam] that we, that also quashed the story,” Robach was filmed saying.

Epstein, who was arrested and charged with federal sex-trafficking charges, was found dead in his jail cell in August.

Epstein’s death was ruled a suicide, but several oddities surrounding his death fueled rampant speculation that he was murdered.

Two guards tasked with guarding Epstein’s unit had fallen asleep and failed to check on him for about three hours on the night of his death, The New York Times reported. The guards then allegedly falsified records in an attempt to cover up their mistake.

Further, two security cameras outside of Epstein’s cell malfunctioned on the night of his death.

A version of this story appears on the Daily Caller website.

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  • Richard says:

    They fell asleep on the night he died and 2 cameras stoped working. How convenient


    hey at least Epstein didn’t have to endure the inconvenience of shooting himself in the back of the head twice.

  • sandyj says:

    Nobody cares what these biased, selfish news people report or don’t report on, and we certainly don’t care about Epstein unless they can get rid of the bigger fish….the Clintons, the prince….etc. You get the idea.

    • me says:

      You are wrong, people DO care about what an investigative reporter writes about. We should all care about what happened to the young girls at Epstein’s place and who used them. The only bias the reporter has was the truth.

    • Patty DeBingo says:

      Sorry sandyj. If they had released that story, one wonders how many young girls wouldn’t have had to perform a ‘massage’ for Epstein, Andrew, and many other famous people. It’s sickening. Bigger fish? My lord… he was a big one and he probably blackmailed hundreds of people, too.

  • Ray says:

    She said “ABC’s editorial standards”!

  • William Conley says:

    She likely just doesn’t want to end up suicided in the back of the head with two gunshots. Or hanging herself when her guards are asleep for three hours while both cameras filming her cell malfunction, but only for as long as it took to hang herself from improbable heights and angles. Let’s face it folks we already knew those with money and power were generally scumbags, and wouldn’t hesitate to murder you or your entire family including your pets hell maybe your neighbors for shits and giggles. The only way to bring these people down is a massive uprising by the people, and killing each and every one of them while ensuring another doesn’t just replace them.

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  • Maisey says:

    We all know who’s behind this.

  • Stephen Russell says:

    ABC & Disney favor Censorship vs info for the Public
    Pay 2 Play DC NY Estd Games & U voters Lose.
    Boycott Disney products & theme parks?
    Drop Disney Channel.

  • Jim says:

    It’s obvious, ABC was PAID OFF, not to televise the story.

  • Madeleine says:

    Never mind the spin they force her to put out, the Epstein story was highly damaging to the Clintons and the Royals and we all know it! Stop acting as if people are stupid

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