(CMR) Jeffrey Toobin has been suspended as a staff writer at The New Yorker and is on leave at CNN following an incident last week in which he accidentally exposed himself on a Zoom call.
Following the news Toobin's name and the hashtag #JefferyShowedHisTube began trending on the popular social media platform, Twitter.
Anonymous sources who spoke to Vice allege that Toobin may have be masturbating during an election simulation conference call conducted between members of the New Yorker and WNYC public radio.
While Toobin has yet to speak publicly about the matter, with his Twitter account being inactive since October 13, in a statement to Vice he apologized for what he called a “embarrassingly stupid mistake” noting that he believed that he was off camera.
“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,” read a statement attributed to Toobin in Vice.
Toobin is said to have also used the occasion to apologize to his wife and family.