Leaked footage from an off-air ABC set shows anchor Amy Robach fuming about network executives refusing to air allegations against Jeffery Epstein for years, despite having evidence of his sex trafficking. “It was unbelievable what we had,” she says in the clip.
Robach, “Good Morning America” co-host and Breaking News Anchor at ABC, was caught on a hot mic explaining how she had an interview with alleged victim Virginia Roberts three years ago but ABC axed the story in early stages. Roberts now goes by the last name Guiffre.
“I’ve had this interview with Virginia Roberts,” Robach said to an off-camera producer. “We would not put it on the air. Um, first of all, I was told ‘Who’s Jeffrey Epstein? No one knows who that is. This is a stupid story.'”
She also said the network was afraid of losing interview access with the British royal family. Guiffre has alleged that she was delivered to Britain’s Prince Andrew for paid sex.
“The Palace found out that we had her whole allegations about Prince Andrew and threatened us a million different ways,” Robach said.
Robach said she also had information on former president Bill Clinton in connection with Epstein: “It was unbelievable what we had. Clinton — we had everything.”
The anchor added that she believes Epstein was killed in prison, rather than that he committed suicide.
“So do I think he was killed? 100 percent. Yes, I do…He made his whole living blackmailing people,” Robach said. “Yup, there were a lot of men in those planes. A lot of men who visited that Island, a lot of powerful men who came into that apartment.”
Robach later released a statement saying that the information the network had did not meet their standards to air.
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