CASEY Greenfield has been thrust back into the spotlight following columnist Jeffrey Toobin’s suspension from the New Yorker.
The lawyer allegedly had a secret affair with the best-selling author for nearly a decade – and their rumored relationship produced a love child in 2008.
Who is Casey Greenfield?
Casey Greenfield is an American attorney and Yale Law School graduate who started her own firm, Casey Greenfield PC, in 2015.
The 46-year-old describes herself as a “matrimonial and family lawyer” on her personal Twitter account.
Greenfield made headlines in 2009 after reports claimed she was pregnant – and Toobin, a legal analyst for CNN, was the baby daddy.
Sources told the Daily News back in 2010 that their alleged affair began when the young lawyer fell for Toobin, now 60, when she was in her 20s.
But Toobin was still married to his college sweetheart Amy McIntosh, whom he wed in 1986 and had two children with.
“Jeff and Casey saw each other off and on over the years,” one source told the newspaper.
“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.”
A 2012 New York Times piece on Greenfield’s new practice at the time claims the lovers met in Condé Nast’s New York City office when Greenfield worked as a fact-checker for Glamour while taking a break from law school.
They immediately began a secret relationship that reportedly lasted nearly a decade.
When Greenfield became pregnant with his child in 2008, Toobin allegedly offered her “money if she’d have an abortion,” the Daily News reported.
He allegedly offered to pay for her to have another child later on through a sperm donor, according to the Daily News.
“When Casey wouldn’t have an abortion, Jeff told her she was going to regret it, that she shouldn’t expect any help from him,” claimed another source.
When did she have a child with Jeffrey Toobin?
Greenfield gave birth to her child with Toobin, a son named Rory, in 2009 and underwent a risky DNA test while pregnant, the Daily News reported in 2010.
Although he was initially reluctant, the writer cooperated with a test that proved he was Rory’s father.
A Manhattan Family Court judge ordered Toobin to pay child support, according to the newspaper.
But when he refused to cough up the full amount, Greenfield’s lawyer threatened to tell his employers and garnish his way, prompting Toobin to pay up.
Why was Toobin suspended?
Toobin is trending for exposing himself on a Zoom call between magazine colleagues and WNYC radio workers and reportedly masturbating.
CNN told Vice in a statement that the writer “has asked for some time off while he deals with a personal issue, which we have granted”.
Toobin told outlet Vice in a statement: “I made an embarrassingly stupid mistake, believing I was off-camera.
“I apologize to my wife, family, friends, and co-workers.”
“I believed I was not visible on Zoom,” he added.
“I thought no one on the Zoom call could see me. I thought I had muted the Zoom video.”
A spokeswoman for the magazine said, “Jeffrey Toobin has been suspended while we investigate the matter.”
The spokesperson did not elaborate.
Toobin’s Condé Nast email has been disabled and he has not tweeted since October 13.
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Is he married?
Toobin is married to Amy Bennett McIntosh, whom he tied the knot with in 1986.
The couple met as students while attending Harvard University and working at the Harvard Crimson.
They live in New York City and share a daughter and son together.