CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin won’t be seen on TV or probably anywhere else for a while.
He was recently participating in a group call on Zoom with colleagues from WNYC Radio, when he was caught naked and pleasuring himself.
It’s difficult to think of a more awkward and embarrassing situation.
New Yorker Suspends Jeffrey Toobin for Masturbating on Zoom Call
The New Yorker has suspended reporter Jeffrey Toobin for masturbating on a Zoom video chat between members of the New Yorker and WNYC radio last week. Toobin says he did not realize his video was on.
“I made an embarrassingly stupid mistake, believing I was off-camera. I apologize to my wife, family, friends and co-workers,” Toobin told Motherboard.
“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.
Two people who were on the call told VICE separately that the call was an election simulation featuring many of the New Yorker’s biggest stars: Jane Mayer was playing establishment Republicans; Evan Osnos was Joe Biden, Jelani Cobb was establishment Democrats, Masha Gessen played Donald Trump, Andrew Marantz was the far right, Sue Halpern was left wing democrats, Dexter Filkins was the military, and Jeffrey Toobin playing the courts. There were also a handful of other producers on the call from the New Yorker and WNYC.
Both people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity in order to speak freely, noted that it was unclear how much each person saw, but both said that they saw Toobin jerking off.
CNN is apparently giving Toobin some time off for personal issues.
BREAKING: New Yorker suspends CNN legal analyst Jeffery Toobin after exposing himself on a Zoom call.
CNN saying he has asked for "time off" while he deals with a "personal issue."
— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) October 19, 2020
It sounds like Toobin has some issues to deal with.