‘New Yorker’ Suspends Staff Writer Over Zoom Dick Incident and the Jokes Are Flying [Photos + Video] | lovebscott.com

‘New Yorker’ Suspends Staff Writer Over Zoom Dick Incident and the Jokes Are Flying [Photos + Video]

It was bound to happen with all these zooms, Jeffrey Toobin, CNN’s chief legal analyst and a reporter for The New Yorker, has been sidelined at a pivotal moment in the run-up to the presidential election, because he had his meat out during a Zoom call with colleagues in what he says was an accident.

via: Complex

Reporter and CNN senior legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin started trending on Monday after it was revealed he exposed his penis during a Zoom meeting last week.

As Vice reports, Toobin has since been suspended from the New Yorker for the incident, which he has apologized for. In a statement, he wrote, “I made an embarrassingly stupid mistake, believing I was off-camera. I apologize to my wife, family, friends and co-workers.” He added, “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.”

The call was conducted between members of the New Yorker and WNYC public radio. According to Motherboard, the call was an election simulation featuring many staff members from the New Yorker. There were also a handful of other producers on the call from the New Yorker and WNYC.

While Toobin has yet to tweet since the incident took place, he has since appeared on CNN.

“Jeffrey Toobin has been suspended while we investigate the matter,” said New Yorker spokesperson Natalie Raabe. CNN, meanwhile, shared a statement that indicated Toobin “asked for some time off.”

See reactions to the “Zoom dick” incident below.


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