Megyn Kelly teases interview with woman reportedly fired after leak of hot mic Epstein video

Megyn Kelly teases interview with woman reportedly fired after leak of hot mic Epstein video

Journalist Megyn Kelly says she has an interview with the employee fired from CBS News after they were thought to be involved in the leak of a hot mic video of ABC's Amy Robach talking about how a story about a Jeffrey Epstein accuser was "quashed" by the network.

Kelly previewed the interview on her new Instagram account on Friday morning, saying that the full interview would be posted later in the day on her Instagram page and on YouTube.

The former NBC and Fox News host has slowly been reentering the public eye in recent weeks. Last month, Kelly appeared on Tucker CarlsonTucker CarlsonCNN draws 7.3 million viewers for Iowa Democratic debate Trump wants To 'deescalate,' but will his supporters let him? Former Trump security official slams Tucker Carlson over criticism of strike on Iranian general MORE's prime-time program on Fox News to slam NBC News for its handling of allegations against longtime host Matt LauerMatthew (Matt) Todd Lauer'Bombshell' bombing at box office isn't exactly a shock — here's why 2020 primary debate guide: Everything you need to know ahead of the November forum 2020 Democrats seek investigation into 'toxic culture' at NBC ahead of debate MORE while calling for an outside investigation of what happened internally.


The Kelly interview comes after CBS this week reportedly fired an employee who was said to be involved in the leak of video of Robach talking about an Epstein story she claims she had three years ago.

Journalist Yashar Ali reported Thursday that ABC News executives believe they know who accessed the Robach video and that the former employee had moved on to CBS. He noted that it was unclear whether the employee was responsible for leaking the video.

"Two sources familiar with the matter tell me that CBS News has fired the staffer in question," Ali tweeted with an accompanying story. "This comes after ABC informed CBS that they had determined who accessed the footage of Amy Robach expressing her frustrations about the Epstein story."

CBS and ABC declined to comment on Thursday.

A video released earlier this week by the conservative group Project Veritas showed Robach criticizing ABC for not running her reporting on Epstein.

“I’ve had the story for three years. I’ve had this interview with Virginia Roberts. We would not put it on the air,” Robach said in the video, referring to one of Epstein's accusers.

Roberts has said she was sexually trafficked by Epstein to Prince Andrew, the brother of Prince Charles — who is next in line to the British throne.

It’s not clear when the video was taken but it appears to be in the aftermath of new reporting about Epstein in July that led to his arrest on charges of sex trafficking and conspiracy to traffic minors in sex.

Epstein was found dead in his New York jail cell in August while awaiting trial. A New York medical examiner declared his death a suicide.

ABC News in a statement attributed to a spokesman said it had continued to work on the story.

“At the time, not all of our reporting met our standards to air, but we have never stopped investigating the story. Ever since, we’ve had a team on this investigation and substantial resources dedicated to it,” the spokesman said in a statement released Tuesday. “That work has led to a two-hour documentary and 6-part podcast that will air in the new year.”