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.
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 and issued to a groveling apology to his colleagues.
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
‘I’m sorry to the people who were on the Zoom call,’ he said.
‘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 in October.
He maintains that he believed he had left the Zoom call at the time.
‘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 told CNN.