Project Veritas Founder James O’Keefe said ABC and other US media refused to bring out accusations against convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein because of some “kind of network of people” who are covering the situation up while speaking with RT from New York City on Tuesday. “I mean CNN has not yet covered these tapes. I mean, this is a big story! This has made the Associated Press in the United States today. And ABC News is on defence. The president of ABC News talked to Project Veritas. None of these networks, there seems to be some type of, and Amy says it, it’s her own words, she said there seems to be some type of network of people that is covering up for this. And she says she had all of it,” O’Keefe said.
O’Keefe was referring to footage leaked by an ABC news insider, which shows ABC News presenter Amy Robach commenting on reasons why Disney-owned ABC News refused to air her interview with Epstein’s victims, allegedly containing evidence of financier’s guilt. In their statements the main reason for the refusal of airing the interview was lack of evidence and inconsistency with editorial standards. According to O’Keefe, the bombshell story was sent to him because “people are not trusting the media anymore in this country, because the media does not cover the news.”
Jeffrey Epstein’s lawyer Alan Dershowitz gave a comment to RT on this case in written form, and explained that he “provided ABC with incontrovertible evidence proving that Giuffre had a long history of lying about Tipper and Al Gore, her age and other matters, and that her credibility could not be counted on.” Epstein, who was convicted in 2008 for the forced prostitution and sex trafficking of underage girls, was being held without bail and awaiting trial since his second arrest on 6 July, 2019, for sex trafficking girls as young as 14. A New York coroner formally classified his death as a suicide. Federal prosecutors in New York and US attorney general William Barr have vowed to continue the investigation into potential co-conspirators.