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NEW YORK — Journalist Jeffrey Toobin has been suspended from The New Yorker after exposing himself during a Zoom call, according to a report.
Sources told Vice that Toobin was suspended while an investigation is conducted. The incident reportedly occurred during a call between workers at The New Yorker and WNYC radio, in which the prolific writer allegedly showed his penis.
“I made an embarrassingly stupid mistake, believing I was off-camera,” Toobin, 60, said in a statement to Vice. “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.
A spokesperson for CNN, where Toobin is a legal analyst, told The Daily Beast that Toobin is taking “some time off while he deals with a personal issue.”
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