O.J. Simpson took a stab at making light of the Jeffrey Toobin situation.
The Juice compared Toobin to Pee-wee Herman in a short video clip posted to his Twitter just hours after the CNN analyst’s masturbation scandal broke.
“Daaaaamn, Jeffrey Toobin. At least Pee-wee Herman was in an X-rated movie theater,” Simpson said in the clip. “I’m just saying.”
Toobin, who famously chronicled Simpson’s murder trial for the New Yorker in the 1990s, was caught pleasuring himself on a Zoom call with several other top New Yorker scribes last week.
Pee-wee Herman, whose real name is Paul Reubens, was arrested in 1991 for masturbating in a public theater.
The New Yorker writer, who also serves as a legal analyst on CNN, said Monday that he made an “embarrassingly stupid mistake” after several people told Vice they saw him masturbating while on the call.
“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 told the news outlet.
Toobin was participating in an election simulation with noted New Yorker writers including Jane Mayer, Evan Osnos, Masha Gessen and Jelani Cobb, when he was spotted pleasuring himself on screen.
At some point during the simulation, there was a break for writers to strategize amongst themselves — and a number of people on the call saw Toobin begin to masturbate.
New Yorker editor David Remnick said in an e-mail to staffers that Toobin had been suspended after the flashing incident.
“Please be assured that we take such matters seriously and that we are looking into it. Best, David,” Remnick said.
Toobin turned his coverage of the trial into a bestselling book, which later became the hugely popular “The People vs. O.J. Simpson” FX miniseries in 2016.
Toobin, a Harvard Law School grad, will also be taking a break from his legal analyst job at CNN amidst the scandal.