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New Yorker fires Jeffrey Toobin following investigation into Zoom masturbation allegations

Longtime New Yorker staff writer Jeffrey Toobin has been fired from the magazine, following the completion of an investigation into accusations that he exposed himself while allegedly masturbating during a Zoom call with colleagues last month.

But CNN, where Toobin remains chief legal analyst, remains mum on the issue.

What are the details?

Condé Nast, which owns the New Yorker, reportedly announced Toobin’s departure Wednesday in an internal memo obtained by The Daily Beast.

“I am writing to share with you that our investigation regarding Jeffrey Toobin is complete, and as a result, he is no longer affiliated with our company,” Condé Nast human resources chief Stand Duncan wrote to staff, adding, “I want to assure everyone that we take workplace matters seriously. We are committed to fostering an environment where everyone feels respected and upholds our standards of conduct.”

Toobin himself confirmed his departure from the New Yorker, tweeting, “I was fired today by @NewYorker after 27 years as a Staff Writer. I will always love the magazine, will miss my colleagues, and will look forward to reading their work.”

In mid-October, Vice reported that Toobin had been suspended by the New Yorker for exposing himself during a Zoom call involving his colleagues at the magazine along with some employees from WNYC radio. The piece was updated later to clarify that Toobin was allegedly seen masturbating by the other participants on the virtual meeting.

According to Vice:

Both people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity in order to speak freely, noted that it was unclear how much each person saw, but both said that they saw Toobin jerking off. The two sources described a juncture in the election simulation when there was a strategy session, and the Democrats and Republicans went into their respective break out rooms for about 10 minutes. At this point, they said, it seemed like Toobin was on a second video call. The sources said that when the groups returned from their break out rooms, Toobin lowered the camera. The people on the call said they could see Toobin touching his penis. Toobin then left the call. Moments later, he called back in, seemingly unaware of what his colleagues had been able to see, and the simulation continued.

Toobin told the outlet at the time, “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,” he added. “I thought no one on the Zoom call could see me. I thought I had muted the Zoom video.”

What about CNN?

When news of Toobin’s suspension by the New Yorker broke, CNN released a statement saying, “Jeff Toobin has asked for some time off while he deals with a personal issue, which we have granted.”

CNN, as of this writing, has not weighed in on whether Toobin will remain at the network, and has not yet responded to a request for comment from Fox News. Toobin has not appeared on CNN since before the scandal broke.

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CNN analyst Jeffrey Toobin suspended by New Yorker after allegedly masturbating on Zoom call

CNN chief legal analyst and staff writer for the New Yorker Jeffrey Toobin has been suspended by the magazine and taken some personal time off from the network after colleagues saw him expose himself while allegedly masturbating during a work Zoom call last week.

What are the details?

Vice reported Monday that Toobin had been suspended by the New Yorker for allegedly exposing himself on the call, and updated the piece shortly thereafter to clarify “that Toobin was masturbating” during an election simulation that involved other employees of the New Yorker and some from WNYC radio.

Vice described the purported incident as such:

Both people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity in order to speak freely, noted that it was unclear how much each person saw, but both said that they saw Toobin jerking off. The two sources described a juncture in the election simulation when there was a strategy session, and the Democrats and Republicans went into their respective break out rooms for about 10 minutes. At this point, they said, it seemed like Toobin was on a second video call. The sources said that when the groups returned from their break out rooms, Toobin lowered the camera. The people on the call said they could see Toobin touching his penis. Toobin then left the call. Moments later, he called back in, seemingly unaware of what his colleagues had been able to see, and the simulation continued.

Prior to Vice making updates to the story, Toobin told the outlet, “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,” he added. “I thought no one on the Zoom call could see me. I thought I had muted the Zoom video.”

The New Yorker told The Washington Post, “Jeffrey Toobin has been suspended while we investigate the matter,” but did not elaborate further. A spokesperson for CNN issued a statement saying, “Jeff Toobin has asked for some time off while he deals with a personal issue, which we have granted.”

According to the Associated Press, Toobin has been a writer at the New Yorker for more than 20 years, and an analyst for CNN since 2002. He has written several books, and his most recent was titled, “True Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Investigation of Donald Trump.”

Anything else?

The phrase “Zoom dick” began trending on Twitter, in a nod to Vice’s original headline, which read, “New Yorker Suspends Jeffrey Toobin for Zoom Dick Incident.”

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