CBS News fires employee who leaked hot-mic video of anchor claiming ABC News spiked Epstein story: Report

by Jordyn Pair · Nov 7th, 2019 11:47 am

Last Updated Nov 20th, 2019 at 11:09 am

The former ABC News employee who leaked a video of ABC News anchor Amy Robach saying network executives killed her story on Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking years ago has been fired from their current job at CBS News, according to reports.

Project Veritas released a video on Tuesday of Robach saying that the network had held her story because it was afraid of losing access to high-profile sources.

“It was unbelievable what we had. Clinton, we had everything,” she said in the video. “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.”

Journalist Yashar Ali said that the employee who leaked the video had been fired from their current job at CBS News.

“Two sources familiar with the matter tell me that CBS News has fired the staffer in question. This comes after ABC informed CBS that they had determined who accessed the footage of Amy Robach expressing her frustrations about the Epstein story,” Ali tweeted Thursday.

ABC News is unsure if the individual who accessed the video is the same one who leaked it to Project Veritas or if it had been passed along.

Robach has since said the story was held because it was not up to standards for air.

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