Several months ago, CNN suspended legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin after he was caught committing a lewd act on a work-related Zoom call with colleagues.
This week, CNN brought Toobin back on the air.
Does this mean that the #MeToo movement is pretty much dead?
The Hill reported:
Jeffrey Toobin returns to CNN following Zoom call masturbation scandal
Legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin has returned to CNN.
Toobin, a longtime pundit on the network, had been on leave since October after he exposed himself on a Zoom call with fellow staffers at The New Yorker last year, a publication he had worked at for 27 years.
After being suspended from The New Yorker following the incident, Toobin apologized and said he unintentionally exposed himself to his coworkers during a break on the call.
“I made an embarrassingly stupid mistake, believing I was off-camera. I apologize to my wife, family, friends and co-workers,” Toobin said at the time. “I believed I was not visible on Zoom. I thought no one on the Zoom call could see me. I thought I had muted the Zoom video.”
CNN reported on Thursday that Toobin was back as chief legal analyst at the network, and was interviewed by anchor Alisyn Camerota on “CNN Newsroom.”
“I feel like we should address what’s happened in the months since we’ve seen you,” Camerota told Toobin, who joined her in-studio for the interview, before asking him, “To quote Jay Leno, ‘what the hell were you thinking?’ “
CNN has no shame.
#BREAKING: Jeffrey Toobin RETURNS to CNN and will continue as their chief legal analyst despite having masturbated on a Zoom call. Speaking to Alisyn Camerota, he explains that he "wasn't thinking very well or very much, and it was something that was inexplicable to me." pic.twitter.com/898T7lbebH
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) June 10, 2021
It’s just amazing that they brought this guy back on the air.