Monday, May 27, 2024

Jeffrey Toobin Gets No Happy Ending, Leaves CNN After 20 Years Following Zoom Scandal


And that’s all she wrote for Jeffrey Toobin at CNN. He’s announced he’s leaving the network after 20 years.

Toobin does not get a happy ending with CNN. He was suspended for months following his New Yorker Zoom scandal. The New Yorker already fired him.

During the pandemic, Toobin was caught pleasuring himself during a Zoom call with New Yorker colleagues. He was ousted fairly quickly after that.

Now he says he’ll concentrate on a book about the Oklahoma City bombing.

No word on what happened since Toobin returned under the Jeff Zucker regime. But my guess is the new Warner Discovery people were not keen on keeping him around.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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