Leading legal journalist Jeffrey Toobin — this year’s commencement speaker at Penn Law and Golden Gate Law, by the way — has been making headlines rather than writing them as of late. Last week we covered his family court showdown with Casey Greenfield, an associate at Gibson Dunn and the daughter of television pundit Jeff Greenfield (Toobin’s former CNN colleague).
Over the weekend, the New York Daily News alleged that Toobin — who has been married to fellow journalist and Harvard alum Amy McIntosh, for almost 25 years — has long had a wandering eye. According to Rush & Molloy:
[Toobin] is said to have made a play for a well-known media figure. The woman, who met Toobin about 15 years ago, contends he hit on her repeatedly, using some shockingly sexual come-on lines.
“I was at a party in Washington,” the woman tells us. “He came up behind me and whispered in my ear …”
This being a family newspaper, we can’t repeat what Toobin allegedly told the woman he’d like to do to her. But the woman recalls, “I didn’t even know who he was. I couldn’t believe my ears. It was so disgusting. At the time, I never even knew people did that.”
So what did Toobin want to do to this “well-known media figure”?
Gawker did some follow-up, fleshing out the specifics that the NYDN omitted. It appears that Toobin likes to dig deep — and not just into cert petitions. He likes it tight — and not just in terms of his ledes.
And maybe he likes to be played with beneath his SCROTUS? Check out the links below for more detail, if you dare.
In addition, the New York Daily News suggests that Toobin might be interested in swingers — we’re not talking Justice Kennedy — and group sex. This gives new meaning to The Nine.
Through his attorney, high-powered New York divorce lawyer Patricia Ann Grant, Toobin declined to comment. “We do not intend to dignify plainly fabricated claims with a response,” Grant told the Daily News.
The Sexual Lives of News Anchors: A Guide [Gawker]
Too Hot For Print: CNN Anchor Jeffrey Toobin’s Rumored XXX Sex Fetish [Gawker]
CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin made ‘shockingly sexual’ proposition to well-known media figure, she claims [New York Daily News]
Toobin to Address 2010 Grads [Your Daily Slice]