Giuffre Tells Guthrie She Was Forced to Have Sex with Epstein and Others, Including Prince Andrew
Guthrie Also Speaks with a Group of Epstein Victims, Some Sharing Details for the First Time, About Their Fight for Justice
In His First Extensive Television Interview, Former Palm Beach Chief of Police Michael Reiter Tells Guthrie: “This is the Worst Failure of the Criminal Justice System”
Special Investigative Edition of Dateline, “Reckoning,” Airs Friday, Sept. 20 at 10PM ET/9C
September 19, 2019 – Virginia Roberts Giuffre shares her account to NBC News’ Savannah Guthrie of being forced to have sex with Jeffrey Epstein and others in his powerful orbit, including Prince Andrew, and her allegation that Epstein’s associate, Ghislaine Maxwell, played a crucial role in his sex trafficking organization. For this special investigative edition of Dateline NBC titled “Reckoning,” airing Friday, Sept. 20 at 10pm ET/9pm CT, Guthrie speaks with several women who also describe the elaborate and highly organized operation that enabled Epstein to abuse young girls for many years.
Guthrie also sits down for the first extensive television interview with Michael Reiter, the former Palm Beach Chief of Police who oversaw the original investigation into Epstein. Reiter tells Guthrie that his department’s investigation more than a decade ago uncovered substantial evidence of Epstein’s crimes, but subsequent handling by state and federal prosecutors was deeply flawed. He describes it as “the worst failure of the criminal justice system…in modern times.”
Additionally, Guthrie speaks with a group of women, some talking publicly for the first time about their harrowing accusations against Epstein, their years-long quest for justice and what that means following Epstein’s death. Among them are Anouska De Georgiou and Rachel Benavidez, coming forward for the first time, as well as Giuffre, Jennifer Araoz, Marijke Chartouni and Chauntae Davies.
Prince Andrew, Maxwell and others deny Giuffre’s allegations.
“Reckoning” is produced by a team led by investigative producer Sarah Fitzpatrick, Dateline senior producer Allison Orr and head of NBC News’ Investigative Unit, Richard Greenberg.
Dateline NBC is the longest-running series in NBC primetime history and will begin its 28th season on September 27th. Dateline is anchored by Lester Holt and features correspondents Andrea Canning, Josh Mankiewicz, Keith Morrison and Dennis Murphy. Airing Fridays at 10 p.m. ET/9 p.m. CT, Dateline reaches more than 18 million people every week through its broadcast, and millions more through its social media platforms. David Corvo is the senior executive producer, and Liz Cole is the executive producer
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