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Ashley Bianco claimed on Friday that she did not leak the hot microphone video of Amy Robach complaining about ABC who killed her Jeffrey Epstein story

The producer who was fired for & # 39; leaks & # 39; from ABC News anchored Amy Robach & # 39; s hot microphone disclosure that the network killed her Jeffrey Epstein story, claimed to be innocent during an interview with Megyn Kelly.

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DailyMail.com had revealed that former former employee Ashley Bianco, 25, was an Emmy-winning producer for CBS this morning, who was fired Thursday after the network was informed by her former employer ABC that she had the images & # 39; leaked & # 39 ;.

But Bianco told Kelly in tears on Friday that she had only saved the clip when she watched from her desk while Robach raged about killing her story in August.

She said she had marked the images in the company's internal system for later review, and admitted that she only did it for gossip in the office & # 39 ;.

Bianco claims that after saving the clip she did not touch them afterwards, tore when she swore she did not leak the video and warned ABC the leaker was still in the network.

Just before the interview ended, Project Veritas, which first published the bombshell tape, issued a statement of who they claim is ABC's actual whistleblower policy, in support of Bianco & # 39; s claims that she is innocent.

Ashley Bianco claimed on Friday that she did not leak the hot microphone video of Amy Robach complaining about ABC who killed her Jeffrey Epstein story

Bianco admitted during her interview with Megyn Kelly that she had saved the clip in the network system in August, but says she never touched it again
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Bianco admitted during her interview with Megyn Kelly that she had saved the clip in the network system in August, but says she never touched it again

On Friday, fired producer Ashley Bianco claimed that she hadn't leaked Amy Robach's hot microphone video about ABC killing her Jeffrey Epstein story. Bianco admitted during her interview with Megyn Kelly that she had saved the clip in the network system in August, but says she never touched it again

On Tuesday, Project Veritas published a video that it had received from Robach in a discussion with its producer about the nipped story in August, which told: & # 39; I have had this interview for years. I had this interview with Virginia Roberts. We would not broadcast it & # 39;

On Tuesday, Project Veritas published a video that it had received from Robach in a discussion with its producer about the nipped story in August, which told: & # 39; I have had this interview for years. I had this interview with Virginia Roberts. We would not broadcast it & # 39;

On Tuesday, Project Veritas published a video that it had received from Robach in a discussion with its producer about the nipped story in August, which told: & # 39; I have had this interview for years. I had this interview with Virginia Roberts. We would not broadcast it & # 39;

Bianco told Kelly that she had worked as a crash producer for ABC for three years and had worked on clips together.

She said: & I looked at the comments while sitting at my desk and I had seen what she said. I went to my manager and I thought: & # 39; See what she says? Does she know she has a hot microphone? & # 39; & # 39;

Robach's assistant told Bianco that the anchor woman knew she was on a microphone and it was broadcast to all connected parties, so Bianco went back to her desk and recorded the video in the network system.

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She said executives often cut out images of anchors from the air to compile funny videos for later use as clips behind the scenes.

Bianco said she had not told her manager that she had saved the hot mic moment.

She added: & # 39; This is something that everyone saw. Everyone talked about it all day, ran around and made video & # 39; s of it. & # 39;

Kelly asked Bianco scoreless: & # 39; Did you leak the tape? & # 39;

& # 39; I didn't do that, & # 39; Bianco replied.

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She added that she has never spoken to James O & # 39; Keefe of Project Veritas, and added: & # 39; I didn't even know who he was until this week … I have never communicated with anyone there & # 39;

& # 39; It wasn't me. & # 39; I am not a whistleblower. I'm sorry for ABC, but the leaker is still inside. I never did that. I may have had access to it. But I never leaked it, I never showed it to anyone, I didn't talk about the situation outside the company. & # 39;

& # 39; I just want my career back. I just want people to know I didn't do it, & she concluded.

Just before the interview ended, Project Veritas, who first published the bombshell tape, issued a statement of who they claim is ABC's actual whistleblower who supported Bianco & # 39; s claims that she is innocent

Just before the interview ended, Project Veritas, who first published the bombshell tape, issued a statement of who they claim is ABC's actual whistleblower who supported Bianco & # 39; s claims that she is innocent

Just before the interview ended, Project Veritas, who first published the bombshell tape, issued a statement of who they claim is ABC's actual whistleblower who supported Bianco & # 39; s claims that she is innocent

The insider says that Bianco & # 39; is being wrongly accused & # 39; and adds: & # 39; I have put forward this information without disclosing reasons other than this information & # 39;
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The insider says that Bianco & # 39; is being wrongly accused & # 39; and adds: & # 39; I have put forward this information without disclosing reasons other than this information & # 39;

The insider says that Bianco & # 39; is being wrongly accused & # 39; and adds: & # 39; I have put forward this information without disclosing reasons other than this information & # 39;

On Friday afternoon, Project Veritas, which first published Robach's video, issued a statement on behalf of an ABC insider who, according to them, is responsible for leaking the video.

The insider says that Bianco & # 39; is being wrongly accused & # 39; and adds: & # 39; I have put forward this information without disclosing reasons other than this information. & # 39;

The insider from ABC wrote: & # 39; It is terrible that you were pulled out by the company. I know that some can blame me, but my conscience is pure.

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& # 39; The actions of the company against you are the result of themselves and no one else. The public protest, from coast to coast, of all people, creeds and political preferences, is clear.

& # 39; I have no doubt that there will always be support for you and you will have a prosperous career. Because neither you nor I have done anything wrong. & # 39;

The insider then apologizes to Robach and says that she & # 39; is the only one who deserves an apology. I'm very sorry. & # 39;

& # 39; Not because of my actions or because this is about you, but about what has clearly happened. When I first encountered this, my first reaction was outrage. But this quickly changed to empathy.

& # 39; I can't imagine doing all the hard work just to put it away. If the last few years have taught us anything, it is true that some of us have endured many hardships in this industry. From stories about prominent and powerful people in this world, and yours.

& # 39; I believe you are an excellent reporter and have done so much community work. & # 39;

Then they write to the & # 39; fellow man & # 39; from the insider from ABC: & # 39; I came up with this information without disclosing any other motives than this information.

& # 39; I have not and am not seeking personal gain from this information, whether financial or otherwise, and will always deteriorate. When I became aware of this moment, I had the same reaction as many of you. Anger, confusion and sadness.

& # 39; I don't care about small political fights and only hope for the best in all of us. & # 39;

DailyMail.com can reveal that the employee is Ashley Bianco, an Emmy-winning producer, who directly contacted the former Fox News star to make her voice heard, a source said.

DailyMail.com can reveal that the employee is Ashley Bianco, an Emmy-winning producer, who directly contacted the former Fox News star to make her voice heard, a source said.

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DailyMail.com can reveal that the employee is Ashley Bianco, an Emmy-winning producer, who directly contacted the former Fox News star to make her voice heard, a source said.

Bianco was fired from CBS on Thursday after the network was informed by her former employer ABC that she had images & # 39; leaked & # 39; from Robach complaining about ABC closing her Epstein story out of concern about pushback from the British royal family

Bianco was fired from CBS on Thursday after the network was informed by her former employer ABC that she had images & # 39; leaked & # 39; from Robach complaining about ABC closing her Epstein story out of concern about pushback from the British royal family

Bianco was fired from CBS on Thursday after the network was informed by her former employer ABC that she had images & # 39; leaked & # 39; from Robach complaining about ABC closing her Epstein story out of concern about pushback from the British royal family

The interview is Kelly's first step in making her comeback because she said goodbye to NBC where she had signed a $ 69 million deal as the third-hour host

The interview is Kelly's first step in making her comeback because she said goodbye to NBC where she had signed a $ 69 million deal as the third-hour host

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The interview is Kelly's first step in making her comeback because she said goodbye to NBC where she had signed a $ 69 million deal as the third-hour host

A film crew was seen on Friday morning who left Kelly's apartment and loaded their things into a rental van

A film crew was seen on Friday morning who left Kelly's apartment and loaded their things into a rental van

A film crew was seen on Friday morning who left Kelly's apartment and loaded their things into a rental van

Early on Friday morning, Megyn Kelly had dramatically announced that she had interviewed Bianco and teased that she would release the interview at some point on Friday on her newly launched Instagram page and YouTube channel.

The interview is Kelly's first step in making her comeback because she said goodbye to NBC where she had signed a $ 69 million deal.

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Bianco went to Emory University and worked as a producer on Good Morning America at ABC for three years, according to public records and social media. Robach anchors the morning show.

When contacted for comment, Bianco hung on DailyMail.com. After her resignation, Bianco removed her social media.

On Tuesday, Veritas project published a video it had received from Robach in a discussion with its producer about the sizzling story in August, which said: & # 39; I have had this interview for years. I had this interview with Virginia Roberts. We would not broadcast it. & # 39;

The 46-year-old referred to Jeffrey Epstein's minor sex slave who accused the pedophile of lending her out for sex with his friends, including Prince Andrew.

Robach said that ABC did not broadcast the story because the palace threatened to prosecute the network and there were concerns that Prince William and Kate Middleton would no longer give ABC interviews.

Since the video first appeared, there has been a lot of recoil against ABC, with many people pointing out that none of the network's & # 39; s news programs have mentioned the story.

CBS is also faced with kickback for firing Bianco after ABC had informed its colleagues on the network that Bianco was responsible for the leak and now worked for their news department, according to journalist Yashar Ali.

The hot microphone video was also recorded just two months after ABC News President James Goldston was depicted as dining with Prince Charles and President Trump at Winfield House during the state visit to London in June.

The then Prime Minister Theresa May and Sarah Huckabee Sanders also sat at the same table as the three men.

Robach believes her story never came up because the palace threatened to sue the network and there was concern that Prince William and Kate Middleton would no longer allow the station interviews

Robach believes her story never came up because the palace threatened to sue the network and there was concern that Prince William and Kate Middleton would no longer allow the station interviews

Robach believes her story never came up because the palace threatened to sue the network and there was concern that Prince William and Kate Middleton would no longer allow the station interviews

Robach's images were released on Tuesday, where she stated that ABC did not broadcast her interview with Virginia Roberts, a sex slave by Jeffrey Epstein

Robach's images were released on Tuesday, where she stated that ABC did not broadcast her interview with Virginia Roberts, a sex slave by Jeffrey Epstein

Roberts has accused Epstein of lending her for sex with his friends while she was a minor, including Prince Andrew. Depicted: Prince Andrew with Virginia and Ghislaine Maxwell, who is out of the picture

Roberts has accused Epstein of lending her for sex with his friends while she was a minor, including Prince Andrew. Depicted: Prince Andrew with Virginia and Ghislaine Maxwell, who is out of the picture

Robach's images were released on Tuesday, where she stated that ABC did not broadcast her interview with Virginia Roberts, a sex slave by Jeffrey Epstein. Roberts has accused Epstein of lending her for sex with his friends while she was a minor, including Prince Andrew

Robach is visibly frustrated in the video because she says she filmed the interview with Roberts years before the arrest of Epstein.

& # 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: & # 39; Who is Jeffrey Epstein? Nobody knows who this is, this is a stupid story. & # 39; & # 39;

There were also legal issues that she discloses and concerns about possible kickbacks.

& # 39; Then the palace learned that we had all the allegations about Prince Andrew and threatened to sue us for 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 also had destroyed the story. & # 39;

& # 39; Then the palace learned that we had all the allegations about Prince Andrew and threatened to sue us for 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;

Dershowitz, the former lawyer of Epstein, who according to the flight logs on the so-called & # 39; Lolita Express & # 39; flew. In legal documents, Roberts claimed to have had sex with Dershowitz on the jet with another girl present. He has rejected the claims.

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. [Bill] Clinton. We had everything. I tried to set it up in vain for three years.

& # 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 victims' attorneys said: & # 39; There comes a time when we realize that Jeffrey Epstein was the most productive pedophile that this country has ever known. & # 39; She adds: & # 39; And I had it all three years ago. & # 39;

Amy Robach was spotted Wednesday as she went to the gym to blow off some steam instead, after her explosive hot mic disclosure where she said ABC stopped her Jeffrey Epstein story, exclusive DailyMail.com photos & # 39; s show

Amy Robach was spotted Wednesday as she went to the gym to blow off some steam instead, after her explosive hot mic disclosure where she said ABC stopped her Jeffrey Epstein story, exclusive DailyMail.com photos & # 39; s show

Amy Robach was spotted Wednesday as she went to the gym to blow off some steam instead, after her explosive hot mic disclosure where she said ABC stopped her Jeffrey Epstein story, exclusive DailyMail.com photos & # 39; s show

Robach spoke in the aftermath of Epstein's death, about which she also gave her opinion while talking to her producer.

& # 39; So I think he was killed? 100% Yes, I do, & Robach says.

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 ;, said 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;

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 disappointed, was not broadcast and 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;

The Duke of York has Roberts & # 39; allegations, which were removed from the record in 2015 by a judge in legal proceedings as & # 39; intangible and impudent & # 39 ;, strongly denied.

A Buckingham Palace spokesperson said that this is a matter for ABC.

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