New Yorker Suspends Legal Reporter Jeffey Toobin for Exposing Himself during Zoom Call

Monday October 19, 2020

Jeffrey Toobin
Jeffrey Toobin  (Source:Associated Press)

"The New Yorker has suspended reporter Jeffrey Toobin," VICE reports today "because he exposed himself during a Zoom call last week between members of the New Yorker and WNYC radio."

"I made an embarrassingly stupid mistake, believing I was off-camera. I apologize to my wife, family, friends and co-workers," Toobin said in a statement to VICE.

"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," he added.

The New York Times adds that a spokeswoman for The New Yorker, where Mr. Toobin has worked for more than 25 years, said in a statement that Mr. Toobin "has been suspended while we investigate the matter."

"Mr. Toobin is also a senior legal analyst for CNN. The network told Vice in a statement that Mr. Toobin 'has asked for some time off while he deals with a personal issue, which we have granted,'" writes the Times.

Toobin has written nine books, including "The Run of His Life," which was adapted for television as the FX series "American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson."

His latest book is "True Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Investigation of Donald Trump." "Doubleday, which published the book, did not immediately respond to an inquiry about Mr. Toobin," adds the Times.

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