Jeffrey Toobinis back on air on CNN… 8 months after the network took it off air, and the New Yorker boxed it, for exposing itself at a Zoom meeting.
Toobin is back in his capacity as Chief Legal Analyst and appeared in a “CNN Newsroom” segment Thursday with Anchor Alisyn camerota. He was discussing a legal matter, but they were also to discuss the elephant in the Zoom room, if you will.
Clearly referring to what happened – Toobin allegedly masturbating in October during a Zoom call with colleagues at The New Yorker – Alisyn said: “To quote Jay leno, ‘What the hell were you thinking?’ “
Toobin admitted it was “deeply insane and indefensible”, and added that he was unhappy since it all fell apart. However, he says he also began to apologize directly to his New York colleagues on the day of the incident.
Toobin – whose book “The Run of His Life: The People v. OJ Simpson” is the basis of FX’s hit anthology “American Crime Story” – also apologized to his wife and family… and said he was working. to be a better person and mentioned he was in therapy.
As we reported … The New Yorker fired him in November following an internal investigation. He had been an editor at the publication for nearly 3 decades and the authoritative voice on all legal matters at CNN before he was put on the bench – and now he’s back.
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