October 19, 2020

KEEP IT ZIPPED: New Yorker Suspends Jeffrey Toobin for Zoom Dick Incident.

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 has not tweeted since October 13. He did, however, appear on CNN, where he is the network’s chief legal analyst, on Saturday. CNN did not respond to a request for comment.

Neither could Anthony Weiner.

UPDATE (From Ed): This is CNN: “Jeff Toobin has asked for some time off while he deals with a personal issue, which we have granted.” As one wag replied on Twitter, “HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Isn’t that what got him in trouble to begin with?”

In any case, as always, life imitates Seinfeld:

MORE: Toobin apparently didn’t just, um, take it out: “VICE updated the story to include more gruesome details: two sources saw Toobin pleasuring himself during an election simulation call featuring Jelani Cobb, Jane Mayer and other New Yorker big names. Graciously they appended this immortal editorial note: ‘This piece has been updated with more detail about the call and the headline has been updated to reflect that Toobin was masturbating.’”

(Updated and bumped.)

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