“So do I think he was killed? A hundred percent, yes I do. He made his whole living blackmailing people,” Amy Robach says in the footage, which right-wing activist group Project Veritas says it obtained from a source at ABC News.
“There were a lot of men in those planes, a lot of men who visited that island, a lot of powerful men who came into that apartment,” she continues, referring to Epstein’s various properties. “And they made it seem as though he made that ‘suicide attempt’ two weeks earlier. But his lawyers claim that he was roughed up by his cellmate around the neck, that was all like to plant the seed.”
— James O'Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) November 5, 2019
The “20/20” coanchor adds: “That’s why I really believe it. Like really believe it.”
On Aug. 10, Epstein was found dead in his Manhattan jail cell while awaiting trial on charges of sex-trafficking girls as young as 14 years old. After an unexpected delay, New York City Medical Examiner Barbara Sampson Aug. 16 ruled Epstein’s death a suicide by hanging.
However, former New York City medical examiner Dr. Michael Baden made headlines last week when he said the findings of the autopsy, which Epstein’s brother hired him to observe, are more consistent with homicide.
“Those three fractures are extremely unusual in suicidal hangings and could occur much more commonly in homicidal strangulation,” Baden said Wednesday on “Fox & Friends.” “I’ve not seen in 50 years where that occurred in a suicidal hanging case.”
A number of other experts have made similar observations in the past, fueling conspiracy theories. Skeptics of the official narrative have pointed to the wealthy financier’s former powerful friends and a series of breaches of protocol by jail staff ahead of his death.