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CNN Analyst Who Exposed Himself on Zoom is Back on Air

"I'm a flawed human being who makes mistakes."
by Agence France Presse
Jun 11, 2021
Photo/s: Twitter/Jeffrey Toobin

A CNN contributor who went on a leave of absence eight months ago after exposing himself during a Zoom call returned to the air on Thursday.

Jeffrey Toobin, a prominent legal affairs analyst for CNN, apparently unwittingly exposed himself in October during a Zoom call with colleagues from The New Yorker, where he was also employed.

The New Yorker fired him after the incident and Toobin had not featured on the CNN network until his appearance on Thursday.


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The 61-year-old Toobin, who has said he believed his camera was off when he was seen masturbating during the video call, was asked about his behavior by a CNN host.

"I feel like we should address what's happened in the months since we've seen you," anchor Alisyn Camerota said. "What the hell were you thinking?"

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"I thought that I had turned off the Zoom call," Toobin said. "Now that's not a defense -- this was deeply moronic and indefensible.

"I'm a flawed human being who makes mistakes."

Toobin said he has spent the past few months "trying to be a better person."

"I am trying to become the kind of person that people can trust again," he said.

A CNN spokesman confirmed to the network that Toobin will return to his role as chief legal analyst.

Besides working at The New Yorker and CNN, Toobin is a former prosecutor and the author of several books.

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