CNN Chief Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin has been suspended from the New Yorker for exposing himself during a staff Zoom call, Vice‘s Motherboard reported.
“He exposed himself during a Zoom call last week between members of the New Yorker and WNYC radio,” uncited sources told Motherboard.
“I made an embarrassingly stupid mistake, believing I was off-camera,” Toobin told Motherboard in a statement. “I apologize to my wife, family, friends and co-workers… 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.”
New Yorker spokesperson Natalie Raabe said: “Jeffrey Toobin has been suspended while we investigate the matter.”
Statement from CNN just now on the Jeffrey Toobin Zoom call incident: “Jeff Toobin has asked for some time off while he deals with a personal issue, which we have granted.”
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) October 19, 2020