ABC News Anchor Caught on Hot Mic Saying Network Spiked Jeffrey Epstein Story

"It's unbelievable what we had," she said.

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By Bonnie Stiernberg / November 5, 2019 1:31 pm

Video of ABC News anchor Amy Robach talking about how her network killed her Jeffrey Epstein story surfaced today (Nov. 5). In the clip, Robach claims she had an interview with Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who alleges she was used by Epstein as a sex slave and trafficked by him to his powerful associates, but ABC suppressed the story three years ago.

“I’ve had this interview with Virginia Roberts .. we would not put it on the air,” Robach says in the clip. “First of all, I was told ‘Who’s Jeffrey Epstein?’… Then the palace found out that we had her whole allegations about Prince Andrew and threatened us a million different ways.” She added that the network was concerned about losing access to interviews with Kate Middleton and Prince William over the Prince Andrew allegations.

“It was unbelievable what we had,” she continues. “[Bill] Clinton — we had everything. 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.”

After the clip went public, Robach put out a statement saying that her comments were made 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 corroborating evidence to meet ABC’s editorial standards about her allegations.” She also clarified that “no one ever told me or the team to stop reporting on Jeffrey Epstein, and we have continued to aggressively pursue this important story.” ABC News put out their own statement: “At the time, not all of our reporting met our standards to air, but we have never stopped investigating the story.”

Watch the clip of Robach discussing the Epstein story below.

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