Jeffrey Toobin, CNN's chief legal analyst, has been placed on leave after he exposed himself during a Zoom call. Toobin was in a conference call with his colleagues at the New Yorker and a local radio station when he allegedly began to masturbate, thinking he was off-camera. The New Yorker, where Toobin works as a reporter, also suspended him.
"Jeffrey Toobin has been suspended while we investigate the matter," the New Yorker said in a statement.
According to VICE, the call was an election simulation, and Toobin decided to pleasure himself during a ten-minute break. When some of his colleagues returned to the call, they could see Toobin touching himself.
He then disconnected from Zoom, only to return a few minutes later, seemingly unaware what his co-workers saw.
"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."
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