The Emmy-winning producer who was fired for allegedly “leaking” Amy Robach’s bombshell hot mic admission that ABC killed her Jeffrey Epstein sex slave story is going public in an interview with Megyn Kelly.
The former ABC staffer, who Page Six has confirmed is Ashley Bianco, 25, has recorded an interview with Kelly which will air on the former Fox News star’s YouTube channel, her Instagram and IGTV Friday.
Bianco, who worked as a producer on “Good Morning America” for three years until last month, was fired from CBS News on Thursday after the network was told by ABC that she had allegedly leaked the video of a frustrated Robach describing how execs had nixed her interview with Epstein accuser Virginia Roberts to curry favor with the British royal family. Robach is seen saying, “We were so afraid we weren’t be able to interview Kate and Will that we … quashed the story … It was unbelievable what we had, Clinton … I tried for three years to get it on [air].”
Robach’s hot mic comments were never intended for air and ABC News execs suspect Bianco cut the clip and took it before she left for CBS on October 28. Insiders say they were able to determine from internal logs that the tape was accessed and edited at a specific time and date from Bianco’s former workstation. It was leaked to Project Veritas who posted the video on Tuesday.
Kelly, 48, teased her Bianco interview Friday morning by joining Instagram, where she said, “We got the full story and you are going to be fascinated by it.” This is Kelly’s first big comeback since she left NBC last year after her controversial blackface comments and sources say Bianco approached Kelly.
ABC insiders said they were shocked to hear Bianco is the alleged leaker, citing a gushing email she sent to her ABC News colleagues on her last day on October 28, which read, “I want to thank everybody who has guided my career at ABC. I truly can’t thank everyone enough for what you have done for me, it has been an amazing three years and I’ll miss you all so much. There are not enough words to convey how grateful I am to all of you. Please stay in touch and I wish you all success and happiness to come.”
Bianco did not immediately respond to calls and emails for comment.
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