A leaked video shows an ABC News anchor slamming her own network for allegedly sitting on the Jeffrey Epstein story three years ago. The video shows anchor Amy Robach on a hot mic venting to colleagues that network executives refused to air an interview she did with Epstein accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre.
As you might recall, Giuffre claims Epstein used her as a sex slave and trafficked her to his powerful friends, including Britain's Prince Andrew. There have also been reports that Bill Clinton was involved.
In the video, Robach claims the network spiked her story on Epstein under pressure from the British royal family – and she was visibly annoyed. “It was unbelievable what we had. Clinton — we had everything,” she notes in the clip. “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.”
As ABC News sees it, she didn’t and they’ve released a statement, saying at the time "not all the reporting met our standards to air, but we never stopped investigating the story."
Robach has walked back the comments made in the video as well. “As a journalist, as the Epstein story continued to unfold last summer, I was caught in a private moment of frustration,” Robach says in a statement. “I was upset that an important interview I had conducted with Virginia Roberts [Giuffre] didn’t air because we could not obtain sufficient corroborating evidence to meet ABC’s editorial standards about her allegations.”