NEW YORK — CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin has been suspended by New Yorker after exposing himself on Zoom call, according to a report Monday by Vice.
“I made an embarrassingly stupid mistake, believing I was off-camera. I apologize to my wife, family, friends and co-workers,” Toobin said in a statement Monday. “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.”
The incident in question occurred on a Zoom video conference call last week between members of the New Yorker and WNYC radio, a nonprofit public radio station in New York.
A New Yorker spokesperson has confirmed that Toobin, who has been with the publication for more than 25 years, “has been suspended while we investigate the matter.”
Toobin has worked as a CNN legal analyst since 2002. The network said in a Monday statement that he asked for time off to deal with a “personal matter.”
“Jeff Toobin has asked for some time off while he deals with a personal issue, which we have granted,” the network said in a statement.
Calls to Mr. Toobin for comment were not immediately returned.