It has been seven months since he was removed from The New Yorker for exposing himself at a zoom meeting, Jeffrey Toobin was back giving an interview where he tried to set his ‘moronic’ act in the right perspective. He was at the network on Thursday where he spoke about his firing from The New Yorker and also his continuing engagement at CNN.
He was on a conference call with his colleagues at The New Yorker when he exposed himself and was reported by them. He said he believed he was off-camera and had muted the zoom call.
He apologized to his co-workers, family, and friends. Speaking to Alisyn Camerota, the CNN anchor, on CNN newsroom, he explained his behavior.
It has been 7 miserable months he said and he had apologized both privately and publicly to his colleagues at The New Yorker.
He was thankful to CNN for letting him continue and said he was lucky and privileged.
A Result Of Poor Judgement: Jeffrey Toobin
Pressed by Camerota, he said that he had shown very poor judgment and acknowledged that he was a flawed person who had erred.
He said that he had sought therapy and was now trying to be a better person. He assured that he was trying to be a better person and had been stupid and wrong. They then moved on to the news of the day, indicating that Jeffrey Toobin was back at his job.
Jeffrey Toobin had taken a leave from CNN immediately after the blunder. He was suspended and then fired from The New Yorker after an investigation. He had joined the magazine in 1993.
The magazine had said that they were committed to upholding an environment of respect. It was his book on the O. J. Simpson case that was turned into the series that won 9 Primetime Emmys back in 2016.