New Yorker suspends Jeffrey Toobin for exposing self on Zoom

Elias Hubbard
October 19, 2020

Toobin managed to be caught with his trousers down in full view of New Yorker and WNYC radio employees who participated in the Zoom call, he said, because he "believed [he] was not visible on Zoom".

In a statement to Motherboard, Toobin - who is also chief legal analyst for CNN - said, "I made an embarrassingly stupid mistake, believing I was off-camera".

Jeffrey Toobin is learning about the pitfalls of Zoom calls in the worst possible way. and "The New Yorker" has suspended him for his blunder. Toobin claims he thought he was not visible to others on the call, and thought he was on mute as well.

Upon Toobin's suspension, a spokesperson for the New Yorker told Vice that the media outlet is investigating the situation.

CNN has since said that Toobin had asked for some personal time off.

VICE Motherboard reported the news Monday afternoon, which included an apologetic statement from Toobin confirming that this, indeed, occurred.

Prior to joining CNN, he had worked at the ABC as a legal expert from 1996. He has been with The New Yorker for more than 25 years. The couple have three children together.

Toobin lives in NY with his wife Amy Bennett McIntosh.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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