After being fired from the New Yorker for pleasuring himself during a Zoom meeting in October, CNN welcomed Jeffrey Toobin back on the network for the first time in eight months.
Once CNN’s top legal analyst, Toobin was immediately suspended from his 27-year-long position at the New Yorker due to an October 15 call when multiple staff members witnessed him touching his exposed genitals.
Shortly after the incident, CNN confirmed that “Jeff Toobin has asked for some time off while he deals with a personal issue, which we have granted.” As he explained the situation on CNN “Newsroom” Thursday, Toobin made sure to keep both hands visible.
“I didn’t think I was on the call. I didn’t think other people could see me,” Toobin said. “I thought that I had turned off the Zoom call. Now, that’s not a defense. This was deeply moronic and indefensible, but I mean, that is part of the story.”
Although Toobin apologized for