New Yorker/CNN reporter Jeffrey Tobin is in hot water today after exposing himself during a work Zoom meeting between members of the New Yorker and WNYC radio.
Toobin said in a statement to Motherboard: “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. I thought no one on the Zoom call could see me. I thought I had muted the Zoom video,” he added.
New Yorker spokesperson Natalie Raabe said: “Jeffrey Toobin has been suspended while we investigate the matter.”
According to VICE, Toobin’s Conde Nast email has been disabled and he has not tweeted since October 13. He did, however, appear on CNN, where he is the network’s chief legal analyst, on Saturday. CNN did not respond to a request for comment.
Doubleday, an imprint of Random House, which published Toobin’s latest book did not respond to emails. Neither did Toobin’s literary agent Kristine Dahl nor Greater Talent Network, which represents Toobin. WNYC did not respond to a request for comment.
#TeamJeffrey, on this one. For sure. I mean, who among us has not whipped it out in front of the boss? Where’s the shame?
Jeffrey Toobin suspended by New Yorker for pulling his dick out on work call, says he did not realize camera was onhttps://t.co/IYEjiAB6g5— Jason Koebler (@jason_koebler) October 19, 2020
Am exactly split between wanting to know more about the situation and wishing I knew far less https://t.co/tS7xerv2J9— James Poniewozik (@poniewozik) October 19, 2020
Zoom Dick Incident is a band name that has not been taken. https://t.co/AcduOBd2QL— Sleeping Giants (@slpng_giants) October 19, 2020
If only someone had told Jeffrey Toobin this sort of thing was frowned upon. https://t.co/dB9leXwkNw— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) October 19, 2020