World News – CA – New Yorker Suspends Jeffrey Toobin For Allegedly Masturbating On Zoom Call

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New Yorker magazine has suspended one of its longtime editors, legal expert Jeffrey Toobin, as it investigates a report that he masturbated on a call from Zoom work earlier this month

« I made an embarrassing and stupid mistake, believing I was out of scope, » Toobin said Monday in a statement on the situation, first reported by Vice

He added: « I apologize to my wife, family, friends and coworkers I thought I turned off Zoom video, I thought no one on the Zoom call could see me « 

Toobin is one of America’s best-known media legal analysts He has worked for the New Yorker for over 25 years and is also a senior legal analyst at CNN

A spokeswoman for the magazine said in a statement that Toobin « has been suspended while we investigate the case »

In an email to staff members, New York editor David Remnick wrote: “Dear All, As you may have read in various reports today, one of our editors , Jeff Toobin, was suspended after an incident on a Zoom call last week Rest assured that we take these matters seriously and are looking into it « 

CNN released a statement saying Toobin « requested time off while dealing with a personal issue, which we granted »

The online call for questions allegedly involved employees of the magazine as well as staff from WNYC, a New York City and metro area radio station that is part of New York Public Radio

The Zoom video chat service allows large groups to talk to each other in a single call and be seen on video, but users have the option to mute their microphone when not speaking and turn off the camera if they do not want to be seen or do not have internet bandwidth to support the camera service

Embarrassing incidents or issues have not been uncommon since the service gained popularity amid the coronavirus pandemic Incidents of public figures showering during meetings thinking they had turned off their cameras and its have been reported in Spain and Brazil

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SOURCE: https://www.w24news.com/news/world-news-ca-new-yorker-suspends-jeffrey-toobin-for-allegedly-masturbating-on-zoom-call/?remotepost=441035

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