Anchor Alisyn Camerota first summarized the incident that resulted in Toobin’s dismissal.
“In October, you were on a Zoom call with your colleagues from The New Yorker magazine,” Camerota said to Toobin. “Everyone took a break for several minutes, during which time you were caught masturbating on camera. You were subsequently fired from that job after 27 years of working there. And you, since then, have been on leave from CNN. Do I have all that right?”
“You got it all right. Sad to say,” replied Toobin, who had been a staff writer at The New Yorker.
However, the disturbing CNN incident is not the only behavior of concern.
Toobin, a 60-year-old longtime married dad with two adult kids by his wife, had a baby with Casey Greenfield, the daughter of one of Toobin’s then-CNN colleagues, Jeff Greenfield, in 2009, the New York Times reported.
Casey, who is 14 years younger than Toobin, met the Harvard Law School grad in the Conde Nast cafeteria while she was working as a fact-checker for Glamour magazine,
Toobin, who has been married to law school sweetheart Amy McIntosh since 1986, at first denied paternity of the baby, before tests showed he was the dad, the Times said.
Casey ended up taking Toobin to court in Manhattan over custody and financial support issues.
This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more information becomes available.