Conservative media watchdog group Project Veritas strikes again. The organization, which has terrorized CNN in recent years, has now released undercover video and audio of 20/20 anchor Amy Robach alleging that ABC News spiked a bombshell report on the late billionaire financier and pedophile Jeffrey Epstein more than three years ago.
Robach is seen on the undercover video expressing frustration to an ABC News producer that a witness brought forth damning information regarding Epstein, but the network decided not to air the story.
“I’ve had this interview with Virginia [Roberts],” Robach is seen explaining of the alleged Epstein victim Virginia Roberts. “We would not put it on the air. I was told ‘Who’s Jeffrey Epstein? No one knows who that is. This is a stupid story.’”
Robach adds: “The Palace found out that we had her whole allegations about Prince Andrew and threatened us a million different ways. I had it all three years ago.”
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Roberts has publicly stated that Epstein, who committed suicide while awaiting trial on charges of sex-trafficking, had sex with the middle son of Queen Elizabeth II while she was a teenager, and Epstein was the one who delivered Roberts to the prince.
Prince Andrew denies any knowledge of this behavior by Epstein.
Robach released a statement, obtained by TVNewser: “As a journalist, as 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 didn’t air because we could not obtain sufficient corroborating evidence to meet ABC’s editorial standards about her allegations. My comments about Prince Andrew and her allegation that she had seen Bill Clinton on Epstein’s private island were in reference to what Virginia Roberts said in that interview in 2015. I was referencing her allegations – not what ABC News had verified through our reporting. The interview itself, while I was disappointed it didn’t air, didn’t meet our standards. In the years since 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 followed with a statement of its own, denying that it stopped investigating the story: “At the time, not all of our reporting met our standards to air, but we have never stopped investigating the story. Ever since we’ve had a team on this investigation and substantial resources dedicated to it. That work has led to a two-hour documentary and 6-part podcast that will air in the new year.”