Reporter Jeffrey Toobin was suspended by The New Yorker because he exposed himself during a Zoom call last week between members of the New Yorker and WNYC radio, according to VICE.
Toobin said in a statement to Motherboard: “I made an embarrassingly stupid mistake, believing I was off-camera. I apologize to my wife, family, friends and co-workers.”
“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,” he added.
New Yorker spokesperson Natalie Raabe said: “Jeffrey Toobin has been suspended while we investigate the matter.”
Toobin’s Conde Nast email has been disabled and he hasn’t posted on his Twitter account since October 13.
His name did, however, appear on CNN, where he is the network’s chief legal analyst, on Saturday.
“Jeff Toobin has asked for some time off while he deals with a personal issue, which we have granted,” CNN said in a statement.
Jeffrey Toobin has worked as a legal analyst at CNN since 2002. He has been with The New Yorker for more than 25 years.