A leaked video from the US has revealed the extent to which the Royal Family interfered with the media’s reporting of the Jeffrey Epstein scandal.
The video shows ABC news anchor Amy Robach, mic’d up but not on air, lamenting the network’s decision not to run the story, in which she interviewed one of Epstein’s alleged victims Virginia Giuffre-Roberts.
Guiffre-Roberts’ claimed that as a teen, she was forced by Epstein into having sex with powerful men, including Prince Andrew.
“I’ve had the story for three years. I’ve had this interview with Virginia Roberts. We would not put it on the air,” Robach claims in the leaked video.
“The Palace found out that we had her whole allegations about Prince Andrew and threatened us in a million different ways.
“We were so afraid we wouldn’t be able to interview Kate [Middleton] and [Prince] Will that we quashed the story.”
Robach also claims she was told “this is a stupid story” because no one knew who Epstein was.
The video, which was recorded in late August, was leaked by conservative site Project Veritas.
The ABC has since come out and said it didn’t air the interview as it didn’t meet standards around corroborated evidence.
The network said it plans to air a two-hour documentary and six-part podcast on Epstein next year, although it is unknown whether Robach’s interview with Giuffre-Roberts will be used.
The leaked Robach rant isn’t the only Jeffrey Epstein-related video circulating the internet at the moment, however.
On Fox News, a completely unrelated story on dogs took an unexpected turn, when the interviewee blurted out “Epstein didn’t kill himself” live on air.
Epstein was found dead in August while in police custody on sex trafficking charges.