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Jeffrey Toobin suspended by the New Yorker for masturbating on Zoom

US reporter, author, and legal commentator Jeffrey Toobin has been suspended by the New Yorker for masturbating on a Zoom video call.

Jeffrey Toobin was caught masturbating whilst acting out an election simulation between members of the New Yorker magazine and WNYC radio. Toobin reportedly thought he had switched off his camera and that he was unable to be seen by the other people on the Zoom video chat.

According to two anonymous Zoomer’s on the call, when they left for a break, Toobin exposed himself and started “jerking off”, only to leave the call and then join back moments later, blissfully unaware of what his colleagues had just witnessed.

Jeffrey Toobin
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“I made an embarrassingly stupid mistake, believing I was off-camera. I apologize to my wife, family, friends and co-workers,” he told Vice. “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.”

Ahhhhh the perils of 2020 Zoom culture. Even his daughter had something to say about the incident, in a rather strange video posted to Twitter.

Jeffrey Toobin is well-known for his work as an author, writing an account of the famous O. J. Simpson murder case, which was then adapted into the TV series The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story. The series was extremely successful on Netflix and went onto win nine Emmy Awards.

Natalie Raabe, spokesperson for the New Yorker confirmed that Toobin has been suspended while they “investigate the matter”. In addition to this, Toobin is also resigning from his role as CNN’s senior legal analyst.

O. J. Simpson made sure to get in for a dig at Jeffrey.

Be careful out there kids, and make sure you keep your pants firmly zipped up when on all work calls.