Author and legal analyst Jeffery Toobin made a surprising return to CNN on Thursday, apologizing for his Zoom mishap and vowing “to be a better person.”
Toobin was reintroduced to CNN viewers by anchor Alisyn Camerota, who had the unenviable task of summing up how Toobin was on a Zoom call with his colleagues at the New Yorker in October when an incident was captured on camera that cost him his job at the magazine.
Toobin was brought on air to discuss a federal court ruling against California laws on assault weapons. But before diving into that issue, Camerota greeted Toobin by saying, “It’s been a while.”
“I feel like we should address what’s happened in the months since we’ve seen you,” Camerota said.
“Everyone took a break for several minutes during which time you were caught masturbating on camera,” an awkwardly smiling Camerota went on to explain about the October Zoom call.