Video Shows ABC Anchor Talking About How Network ‘Quashed’ Epstein Story for Three Years

A new video from undercover journalism outfit Project Veritas shows ABC News anchor Amy Robach talking about how her network superiors kept a story about billionaire sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein off the air for three years.

Project Veritas says that the footage was leaked to it by “an ABC insider” and exposes “how network executives rejected allegations against Jeffrey Epstein years ago, even though there was content regarding the merit of those claims in-hand.”

The footage shows Robach talking about the story from behind the anchor desk while off air.

“I’ve had the story for three years,” Robach says during a highlighted section of the footage. “I’ve had this interview with [alleged Epstein victim] Virginia Roberts; we would not put it on the air.”

Robach goes on to say that she was told “Who’s Jeffrey Epstein? No one knows who that is” and that it was a “stupid story.”

Epstein — a major Democratic donor in the past — mysteriously died in prison after being charged with child sex trafficking earlier this year. While a New York City medical examiner ruled the death a suicide, an examiner who witnessed the autopsy said that Epstein’s injuries were more consistent with “homicidal strangulation.” Attorney General William Barr also noted “serious irregularities” at the jail where Epstein died.

In the Veritas footage, Robach also notes pressure from the U.K. royal family due to allegations Roberts made about Prince Andrew. “We were so afraid that we wouldn’t be able to interview Kate and Will that we, that also quashed the story.”

Robach goes on to say that Roberts “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 — [Bill] Clinton — we had everything,” the anchor adds. “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 am so pissed right now. Like, every day I get more and more pissed.”

A longer version of the video is available on Project Veritas’ YouTube channel:

UPDATE: ABC News responded to the video with a statement saying that Robach’s interview did not meet the network’s editorial standards. A statement from Robach says that that her words were said in “a private moment of frustration” and that “in the years since no one ever told me or the team to stop reporting on Jeffrey Epstein.”

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