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Remember all of the lectures we were the recipients of during the #MeToo era from Hollywood and our media betters? Hollywood, you know, the place where Harvey Weinstein was on the prowl; and the media, where folks like Jeffrey Toobin were still well respected after … well, I’ll let the Daily Mail tell it:
Toobin has been married to his Harvard classmate Amy McIntosh for 34 years. They have two daughters. But that didn’t stop him having a decade-long on-off affair with 13-years-younger fellow lawyer Casey Greenfield.
Greenfield got pregnant in 2008 and her lover immediately questioned whether he was the parent, balking at taking a paternity test.
When she refused his money for an abortion, he made a counteroffer to ‘swap’ pregnancies — if she agreed to terminate her pregnancy he would pay for her to have a child with a sperm donor.
But Greenfield, who was 35 at the time, decided to go ahead and have the baby boy, whom she called Rory. On the day she gave birth she emailed Toobin, inviting him to meet his son. He didn’t reply.
Greenfield then sued her lover for child support, according to The New York Times. The case dragged through the courts for two years with Toobin contesting many aspects of his ex’s case.
Now, Toobin is under fire for pleasuring himself on a work Zoom call when he claims to think he was on mute and off-screen.
Let’s be straight here: In any other job except media, Toobin would have been (rightly!) been fired on the spot.
The people who worked closely with Matt Lauer, Charlie Rose, Mark Halperin and Jeffrey Toobin are constantly lecturing you about your politics, values and principles.
— Larry O'Connor (@LarryOConnor) October 20, 2020
Imagine how uncomfortable any female (or male, for that matter) colleague will feel interacting with Toobin in any capacity moving forward. Consider for a moment if you believe Toobin to have been a genuinely pleasant and safe person to work with if this is the behavior he engages in. Well, none of that matters, because nothing matters.
NEW: CNN insiders suggest that Jeffrey Toobin will 'probably' return to the network after his masturbation scandal dies down, saying he's 'too valuable of a commodity' for CNN to let go. https://t.co/vErsuLrKsg
— Joseph A. Wulfsohn (@JosephWulfsohn) October 20, 2020
Remember this the next time the media breathlessly reports on the moral corruption of… anyone, really. Stones and glass houses, and all.Published in