“ABC News faced questions Tuesday about its reluctance to air a sensitive story of alleged sexual misconduct after a leaked video emerged of reporter Amy Robach complaining about how her bosses handled an interview with a Jeffrey Epstein accuser,” the AP reports. “The conservative web site Project Veritas released video of Robach venting that ‘every day I get more and more pissed’ that her 2015 interview with Virginia Giuffre never made the air.”
The Robach video reportedly goes back to August, when she was in front of a microphone in a Times Square studio. She was not on the air.
“ABC said Tuesday that the interview didn’t meet its standards because it lacked sufficient corroborating evidence,” the AP reports. “Robach, co-anchor of ABC’s ’20/20′ newsmagazine, said the leaked video caught her ‘in a private moment of frustration.’”
ABC was downplaying any comparisons to a controversy over NBC’s handling of Ronan Farrow’s Harvey Weinstein reporting. The AP notes that ABC said it has pursued and aired other stories about Epstein, a New York financier who died Aug. 10 while in police custody on sex trafficking charges.
A portion of the Robach clip can be seen by clicking here to go to The New York Post’s report on the story.