by Shelby Talcott
New Yorker reporter Jeffrey Toobin has been suspended after exposing his penis on a company Zoom call last week.
Toobin exposed himself during a call with New Yorker and WNYC radio staffers, according to Vice. He apologized in a statement and called the incident “an embarrassingly stupid mistake.”
Vice later updated its article to note that Toobin was reportedly “masturbating” on a zoom call. Two people who spoke on the condition of anonymity reportedly said that they saw Toobin “jerking off,” per Vice.
“I made an embarrassingly stupid mistake, believing I was off-camera,” Toobin said in the statement. “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.”