Amy Robach filmed an interview with Jeffrey Epstein & # 39; s sex slave Virginia Roberts that she tried to broadcast for three years.
Veritas project got a video from Robach caught on a hot microphone in a discussion with her producer, saying: & # 39; I have had this interview for years. I had this interview with Virginia Roberts. We would not broadcast it. & # 39;
Robach then continues to list the reasons why the story was never broadcast, and said the palace threatened to sue the network and there was concern that Prince William and Kate Middleton would no longer give the network interviews.
ABC said in a statement: & # 39; At the time, not all of our reports met our standards for broadcast, but we never stopped investigating the story. Since then, we have a team for this research and substantial resources dedicated to it. That work has led to a two-hour documentary and 6-part podcast that will be broadcast in the new year. & # 39;
Robach also issued a statement on Tuesday.
& # 39; As a journalist, when 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 was not broadcast because we could not obtain sufficient confirmatory evidence to meet ABC & # 39; s editorial standards about her allegations & # 39 ;, Robach said in a statement after the release of the video.
& # 39; My comments about Prince Andrew and her claim that she had seen Bill Clinton on the private island of Epstein related to what Virginia Roberts said in that 2015 interview. I referred to her allegations – not what ABC News had verified by our reporting. & # 39;
She added: & # 39; The interview itself, although I was disappointed that it was not broadcast, did not meet our standards. In the years since, no one has ever told me or the team to stop reporting about Jeffrey Epstein, and we have continued to follow this important story aggressively. & # 39;
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Exposed: Amy Robach was caught on hot microphone and said she filmed an interview with Jeffrey Epstein & # 39; s sex slave Virginia Roberts in 2015 that ABC did not broadcast
& # 39; I have had the story for three years. I had this interview with Virginia Roberts. We would not broadcast it, & Robach says at the start of the video.
& # 39; First of all I was told: "Who is Jeffrey Epstein? Nobody knows who that is, this is a stupid story."
There were also legal issues that she discloses and concerns about possible kickbacks.
& # 39; Then the palace discovered that we had all the accusations about Prince Andrew and threatened to sue us in a million different ways & # 39 ;, Robach explains.
& # 39; We were so scared that we would not be able to interview Kate and Will, so I think that had also destroyed the story.
& # 39; And then Alan Dershowitz was also involved because of the planes. & # 39;
A clearly frustrated Robach goes on to explain what the interview meant when she tried to broadcast it.
& # 39; [Virginia] told me everything. She had a photo, she had everything. She was in hiding for 12 years, we convinced her to come out. We convinced her to talk to us & # 39 ;, says Robach.
& # 39; It was incredible what we had. Clinton. We had everything. I tried to set it up in vain for three years. & # 39;
She continues: & # 39; And now it all comes out and it is just like these new revelations and I was completely crazy. I am now as pissed off as every day I get more and more pissed off because I am just, oh my goodness, what we had was unreal. & # 39;
Robach also said that at the time one of the lawyers for the victors said: & # 39; There comes a time when we realize that Jeffrey Epstein was the most productive pedophile this country has ever known. & # 39;
She adds: & # 39; And I had it all three years ago. & # 39;
The video was obtained by Project Veritas through an ABC insider.
Robach spoke in the aftermath of Epstein's suicide, about which she also gave her opinion while talking to her producer.
& # 39; So I think he was killed? 100% Yes, I do & # 39 ;, says Robach.
She notes that Epstein & # 39; his entire life blackmailed people & # 39 ;, before he said: & # 39; There were many men on those planes. Many men who have visited that island, many powerful men who have entered that apartment. & # 39;
There is then a call to other members of the media to share videos & recordings that they have showing outlets that choose not to tell stories about Epstein.
& # 39; Project Veritas plans to continue its investigation into corruption in the Mainstream Media & # 39 ;, says the non-profit activist group.
& # 39; We encourage Brave insiders at these organizations to bring out all the information so that the public knows what is really going on at these media companies. & # 39;