He’s embarrassed her with numerous affairs, a child with another woman and reports that he harassed women — so it’s hardly surprising that Jeffrey Toobin’s wife appears ready to forgive him for a little thing like masturbating before a virtual room full of colleagues.
Toobin and Amy McIntosh, his wife of 34 years, shared a sweet kiss just two days after news of the latest sex scandal involving CNN’s chief legal analyst broke.
Toobin was caught smooching with his wife on Tuesday afternoon as the maelstrom of scandal swirls over him.
‘Amy was sitting down and he walked to her, bent down and gave her a quick kiss on the lips. It was quite touching considering what she must have been through,’ said a person who witnessed the scene at the couple’s $2.7million condo on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.
Toobin, 60, and McIntosh, 62, are laying low in their third-floor apartment from where he has been working during the pandemic.
It was where he got himself into trouble last week while in a Zoom meeting with colleagues from The New Yorker magazine. Thinking he was off-camera, he pulled out his penis and masturbated not knowing his fellow-writers could see him.
Jeffrey Toobin and Amy McIntosh shared a sweet kiss just two days after news of the latest sex scandal involving CNN’s chief legal analyst broke
Toobin and McIntosh have been married for 34 year and have two adult children
The couple shared a sweet kiss Tuesday afternoon. Toobin, 60, and McIntosh, 62, have been laying low in their $2.7million Manhattan apartment from where he’s been working during the pandemic
Toobin was seen smooching with his wife just two days after news that Toobin, CNN’s chief legal analyst, was masturbating during a zoom call
Toobin, a former federal prosecutor, has been indefinitely suspended by the New Yorker where he has worked since 1993. He also asked for a leave of absence from CNN where he has been a regular on-screen presence for nearly two decades.
Toobin and McIntosh married on May 31, 1986 — the week before he received his Harvard Law Degree — at the Georgian Suite on New York’s Fifth Avenue. They had met at Harvard where both worked on the student newspaper, The Harvard Crimson.
McIntosh and Toobin have two grown children, Ellen (pictured), 29, and Adam, 27
McIntosh is an education consultant. She and Toobin have two grown children, Ellen, 29, and Adam, 27. She did not return a call from DailyMail.com for comment.
She has stood by him through numerous sexual scandals. He had 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, balked 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.
Eventually he took a DNA test that proved he was the father and Greenfield, the daughter of Toobin’s former CNN colleague Jeff Greenfield, won full custody of the boy, and given all decision-making rights on his upbringing.
Toobin previously had a decade-long on-off affair with fellow lawyer Casey Greenfield who is 13 years younger than Toobin and got pregnant in 2008
Greenfield refused Toobin’s money for an abortion and had a baby boy, whom she named Rory, later suing Toobin for child support
‘Jeff and Casey saw each other off and on over the years,’ one source told the New York Daily News at the time.
‘She was married to someone else for two years. After her divorce, she started seeing Jeff again. He said he was going to leave his wife for her. But, by then, Casey had begun to distrust him. She suspected he had several other mistresses.’
Another source told the Daily News: ‘When Casey wouldn’t have an abortion, Jeff told her she was going to regret it, and that she shouldn’t expect any help from him.’
Toobin was also described as a sexual predator. A woman the Daily News described as ‘a well-known media figure’ claimed he had approached her at a party many years earlier. ‘He came up behind me and whispered in my ear,’ she told the paper.
The Daily News refused to say exactly what he allegedly said, claiming it was unfit for a family newspaper. ‘I couldn’t believe my ears. It was so disgusting. At the time, I never even knew people did that,’ the media figure said.
Though the newspaper did not reveal what he was after, the now-defunct website Gawker had no such qualms. ‘He had a bit of what could be deemed an anal fixation,’ it reported.
When the woman turned him down, she described how he allegedly followed her to her hotel room. ‘He tried to invite himself in. He said, ‘You know you want it.’ I said, ‘No, actually I don’t.’
‘He really chased me for a while. He called me at the office and left several sick messages,’ she said.
Jeffrey Toobin, who has written for the New Yorker for 25 years, took his dog out for a walk on Manhattan’s Upper West Side on Tuesday at about 6am
Toobin made an appearance on CNN on Saturday where he is a chief legal analyst for the network. CNN has since said that Toobin had asked for some personal time off, which they have granted
Toobin — who was once described as ‘the Tiger Woods of legal journalism’ — admitted visiting Velvet, a swingers’ club in Miami with political fixer Roger Stone in a 2008 New Yorker article.
‘A flat-screen television on the wall plays porn videos, and many clubgoers disappear into locker rooms and emerge wearing towels,’ he wrote. ‘From there, some of them go into a lounge, a Jacuzzi room, or one of about half a dozen private rooms to have sex—with their dates or with new acquaintances.’
Toobin did not reveal whether he actually hooked up in Velvet. He said Stone took him there because it is the place where a prostitute had told him of a date with former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, which Stone later revealed, forcing Spitzer from office.
So his latest humiliating brush with infamy may be just another bump in the marriage for his long-suffering wife.
The Zoom call that caught Toobin was for an ‘election simulation’ so the magazine could work out many different outcomes of the upcoming vote.
Toobin was playing the role of the courts while colleagues Jane Mayer played establishment Republicans, Evan Osnos was Joe Biden, Jelani Cobb was establishment Democrats, Sue Halpern was progressive Democrats and Dexter Filkins was the military, according to Vice, which first reported the scandal.
The meeting broke off briefly but Toobin’s camera kept rolling, two unidentified staffers say. He seemed to be on a second Zoom call when the break was over and people started returning to the video meeting room.
They say Toobin lowered his camera and he was seen touching his penis.
Toobin admitted visiting Velvet (pictured), a swingers’ club in Miami with political fixer Roger Stone in a 2008 New Yorker article
Toobin did not reveal whether he actually hooked up in Velvet. He said Stone took him there because it is the place where a prostitute had told him of a date with former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, which Stone later revealed, forcing Spitzer from office
In a brief statement, Toobin said on Monday: ‘I made an embarrassingly stupid mistake, believing I was off-camera.
‘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. I apologize to my wife, family, friends and co-workers.’
A spokesperson for the New Yorker confirmed that Toobin had been suspended pending an investigation into the incident.
He last appeared on CNN, where he is the network’s chief legal analyst, on Saturday.
CNN has since said that Toobin had asked for some personal time off and has taken a leave of absence.
‘Jeff Toobin has asked for some time off while he deals with a personal issue, which we have granted,’ a spokesperson for the network said.
Speculation has already started that he might keep his CNN job despite the embarrassment. Fox News reported on Monday that colleagues believe he is too valuable to the network to be let go.