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Report: Some CNN 'insiders' call Jeffrey Toobin's post-masturbation return to the network 'insane,' 'awkward,' 'inappropriate'

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CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin made his high-profile return to the network Thursday after a lengthy leave of absence over being caught masturbating during a Zoom call last fall — and some CNN "insiders" criticized his on-air segment as "awkward," "inappropriate," and even "insane," according to a report from the Daily Beast.

What's the background?

Toobin's faux pas occurred in October during a work call with the New Yorker, for whom he was a veteran staff writer. After his behavior came to light, Toobin lost his New Yorker job — but CNN, for whom he also worked, granted him a leave of absence rather than terminating his employment.

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