JEFFREY TOOBIN FIRED BY THE NEW YORKER AFTER ZOOM EXPOSURE
NEW YORK (AP) – Jeffrey Toobin has been fired from The New Yorker magazine. The move to cut ties with the writer comes after reports that he exposed himself during a Zoom conference last month. Immediately after the incident, he was suspended by the magazine and the case was investigated. The magazine’s parent company in a statement says that the investigation is now complete – and Toobin is gone. He is also on leave from his on-air job at CNN, where he’s the network’s chief legal analyst. It is unclear what Toobin’s status is with the TV gig.
REALITY TV COUPLE COMPLAINS ABOUT PORTRAYAL IN ANIMAL PLANET PROGRAM
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) – It’s up to a court in New Hampshire to determine whether a couple was cast in a false light during their time on a reality TV show. Dale and Anne Mansfield of New Durham were in a 2018 episode of “North Woods Law.” They’re shown being interviewed by a police officer trying to learn who was responsible for growing a small patch of marijuana. New Hampshire Public Radio reports the couple claims the show made them appear they were involved with weed – and that even though their faces were blurred, their neighbors and others could identify them. The episode does show that in the end, the Mansfields were cleared of any ties to the pot.
NBA’S LAKERS TO BAN FANS FROM START OF NEW SEASON
LOS ANGELES (AP) – When the NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers return to the Staples Center for the upcoming season, there won’t be fans to welcome them. The team says it won’t have fans at games until further notice. The decision comes as no surprise; California is still trying to get the coronavirus pandemic under control. And the Lakers say the decision to keep fans away is in accord with guidance from state and local health officials. In a statement, the Lakers indicated they will delay the ceremony to raise their championship banner until fans can be there. The new NBA season is to begin Dec. 22.