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DETROIT (ChurchMilitant.com) - A news anchor says she was prevented from shedding light on the allegations against convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein several years ago.
In a leaked video shared by Project Veritas, ABC News anchor Amy Robach talks to her producer on a hot mic about how she had a story years ago on the Epstein allegations, but was blocked from publishing it.
Robach recalls that she had an interview with Virginia Giuffre, one of Epstein's accusers.
"She told me everything," Robach says. "She had pictures, she had everything."
She claims she recorded a powerful quote from Giuffre's lawyer, explaining, "[We had] Brad Edwards, the attorney, three years ago, saying, like, 'There will come a day when we will realize Jeffrey Epstein was the most prolific pedophile this country has ever known.'"
"I had it all, three years ago," she remarks.
But executives at ABC would not allow the interview to air.
"I tried for three years to get it on, to no avail," Robach complains. "And now it's all coming out and it's like these 'new revelations,' and I freaking had all of it. I'm so pissed right now."
Robach vents to her 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.'"
Another reason ABC didn't air the interview, according to Robach, was pushback from Buckingham Palace.
"The Palace found out that we had her whole allegation about Prince Andrew," Robach says, "and threatened us a million different ways."
The accuser, Guiffre, came public earlier this year to claim that Epstein sexually abused her and trafficked her. She alleges that she was forced to perform sex acts with Prince Andrew when she was 17.
Robach claims that ABC was worried about losing the ability to do interviews with members of the British royal family.
A convicted sex offender, Epstein died in a jail cell on August 10 this year, in the midst of bombshell revelations about his close connections with numerous rich and powerful elites.
Among Epstein's famous associates are the likes of former U.S. President Bill Clinton and actor Kevin Spacey.
Robach believes that Epstein was killed by somebody who did not want him spilling the beans.
She says on the hot mic, "So do I think he was killed? A hundred percent, yes, I do."
"He made his whole living blackmailing people," she adds.
Robach goes on to remark, "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."
Many speculate that Epstein's death was not a suicide as authorities claimed. For instance, experienced forensic pathologist Michael Baden told Fox & Friends last week that Epstein's body had telltale signs of homicide rather than suicide.