After the news broke that CNN legal analyst and New Yorker staff writer Jeffrey Toobin allegedly exposed himself during a a Zoom call with the magazine’s staff, the subject of Toobin’s most famous book weighed in on the controversy.
None other than O.J. Simpson shared a video on Twitter in which the NFL great turned convicted felon smiled as he said, “Damn, Jeffrey Toobin. At least Pee-wee Herman was in an X-rated movie theater. I’m just sayin’.”
Toobin wrote The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson, which was the inspiration for FX’s Emmy-winning American Crime Story: The People v. O. J. Simpson .
Simpson’s video had been viewed nearly 2 million times as of Tuesday.
— O.J. Simpson (@TheRealOJ32) October 20, 2020
In it, Simpson compares Toobin’s incident to the 1991 arrest of Pee-wee Herman actor Paul Reubens for exposing himself in an adult movie theater.
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Toobin has admitted he made a mistake telling Vice:
“I made an embarrassingly stupid mistake, believing I was off-camera. I apologize to my wife, family, friends and co-workers. 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.”
Toobin was suspended pending a New Yorker investigation into the matter, said a spokesperson for the magazine.
CNN also said that Toobin requested time off from his TV duties. “Jeff Toobin has asked for some time off while he deals with a personal issue, which we have granted,” the network said in statement.
Toobin’s newest book is True Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Investigation of Donald Trump.
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