Jeffrey Toobin, a CNN legal analyst, returned to the network on Thursday for the first time in more than seven months after being found masturbating on a zoom call with a former New Yorker colleague.
In an interview with CNN’s Alisyn Camerota, Tubin thanked CNN for giving him another chance and said, “We’re trying to make people credible again.”
Camerota frankly asked him, “What the hell are you thinking?”
“Obviously, I wasn’t thinking too much and I wasn’t thinking too much,” he said.
Tubin was dismissed from the New Yorker after working for the New Yorker for 27 years following a survey of Zoom calls last October. He said he had no excuses for his actions, but mistakenly thought he was out of the camera.
He said it was heartbreaking to be fired from the magazine.
“I thought this punishment was excessive,” he said. “But that’s why they don’t ask criminals to be judges in their cases.”
He said he was being treated, personally apologized to the disappointed people, and doing community service at the food bank. He apologized to CNN viewers.
“I have a lot to rebuild,” he said. “But I’m very honored and very lucky to be given the opportunity to do that.”
CNN said there was no statement about his return.
Following an interview with Camerota in the studio rather than remotely, Toobin began a legal analysis of a California court decision.
“Many of us really missed the legal analysis of our program,” Camerota said.
Jeffrey Toobin returns to CNN after a zoom call incident – NBC4 Washington
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