ABC was able to track down a former employee who is said to have access to the video of Amy Robach ranting because she had the Jeffrey Epstein story three years ago, and ABC buried it. The now-former employee was working at CBS. They fired the employee today as soon as they found out who it was. Robach had found Epstein’s sex slave and got her to open up about Epstein, Bill Clinton, and Prince Andrew. She had the complete story all wrapped up — and now ABC makes the ludicrous claim that it didn’t meet their journalistic standard even after all the false stories they published without corroboration.
The employee is a woman, and it is not known if she leaked the video or whether she showed it to someone who might have leaked. ABC said they informed CBS about the employee as a courtesy. ABC said if the employee had still been employed by them, it would be a fireable offense. Instead, they got CBS to pull the trigger.
An ABC source had told us earlier Wednesday that the network was considering its options — but added that it was more difficult because the person no longer works there, but they did, the leak would be a “fireable offense.”
An ABC rep commented: “We take violations of company policy very seriously, and we’re pursuing all avenues to determine the source of the leak.”
In the leaked footage, Robach says Giuffre — who claims she was forced to have sex with Prince Andrew by Epstein — “told me everything.” But that ABC “would not put [the interview] on the air.” The network said the report didn’t meet its standards, and on Tuesday a top ABC producer told NPR: “We would never run away from that … We would never kill a story about Prince Andrew. That’s what’s ridiculous on its face. That’s a great story. So if we could do that story, we would have done it!”