And despite the incident being “embarrassing” and “humiliating” for CNN, the insider told Fox News that Toobin is “one of the biggest faces on the network” and “too valuable of a commodity” to let go.
“I wouldn’t be shocked either way,” said the insider, weighing the #MeToo implications of Toobin’s alleged actions against the rapidly changing news cycle two weeks before the presidential election.
A second CNN insider said that Toobin will “probably” return to the network. However, this insider noted a 2010 Gawker report outlining rumors about Toobin’s aggressive sexual behavior towards women outside of his marriage. In addition, Toobin fathered a child in 2009 with Casey Greenfield, the daughter of Toobin’s onetime CNN colleague Jeff Greenfield.