New Yorker reporter Jeff Toobin suspended for exposing self on Zoom call, also takes leave from CNN

“I made an embarrassingly stupid mistake,” Toobin said. “I apologize to my wife, family, friends and co-workers.”

Updated: October 19, 2020 - 4:46pm

New Yorker reporter Jeffrey Toobin has been suspended by magazine executives for exposing himself last week during a Zoom call.

The call was between New Yorker staff and WNYC radio.

“I made an embarrassingly stupid mistake, believing I was off-camera,” Toobin, who is also a CNN’s chief legal analyst. “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,” he also said.

A spokesperson for the Conde Nast magazine said Toobin has been suspended “while we investigate the matter.”

CNN said in a statement: “Jeff Toobin has asked for some time off while he deals with a personal issue, which we have granted.”

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