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‘Looks like he got off easy’: Fury at CNN for inviting Zoom-masturbation-perv Jeffrey Toobin BACK on air for a fawning interview to explain his ‘moronic’ behavior and allow him to COMPLAIN he has been ‘miserable’ and undergoing therapy
CNN analyst and fired New Yorker magazine writer Jeffrey Toobin is back on the air eight months after he was caught masturbating during a work Zoom call.
Toobin, 60, was fired from his longtime staff writing position at the New Yorker magazine last November after he exposed himself to colleagues during the video call a month earlier.
The lawyer, who is also a CNN analyst, was only suspended by the cable network at the time.
He was welcomed back by CNN for the first time on Thursday for a fawning interview in which he issued to a groveling apology to his colleagues and spoke of how he is in therapy.
‘I’m sorry to the people who were on the Zoom call,’ he said his first interview with CNN’s Alisyn Camerota.
CNN analyst Jeffrey Toobin has resurfaced on air for the first time in nine months following his suspension after he was caught masturbating during a work Zoom call
‘They were shocked and appalled. I think they realized that this was not intended for them.
‘It was wrong, it was stupid and I’m trying to become a better person.’
Toobin exposed himself to his New Yorker colleagues and masturbated during the Zoom call back in October while they were preparing for their election coverage.
He still maintains that he thought he had muted himself on the Zoom call and was no longer visible.
‘Obviously I wasn’t thinking very well, or very much, and it was something that was inexplicable to me. I wouldn’t say in my defense because nothing is in my defense but I didn’t think that I was on the call,’ he said.
He said that he had spent his ‘miserable months’ off-air ‘trying to be a better person’.
Toobin said he had been in therapy and had spent time volunteering.
He is now resuming his prior role as CNN’s legal analyst.