Have you ever been on a zoom call and accidentally unmuted yourself or turned your camera on? Well, for reporter Jeffrey Toobin the absolute worst happened to him.
The New Yorker has suspended reporter Jeffrey Toobin for masturbating on a zoom call between members of the New Yorker and WNYC radio last week. It was an election stimulation call that featured New Yorker all-stars. Toobin apologized for the “embarrassingly stupid mistake”.
“I made an embarrassingly stupid mistake, believing i was off-camera. i apologize to my wife, family, friends and co-workers”
I mean I get it mistakes happen, but sir why were you masturbating during a work call? What even possessed you to do that?
“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”.
Sir, again.. what made you even want to do this?
The call was full of producers and politicians. According to a few people who were on the call, they were not sure how much everyone saw, but they could see Toobin jacking off.
During the call, the Republicans and Democrats all went into their respective break out rooms for 10 minutes. It appeared to them that Toobin may have been on another video call. Once the groups returned the source said Toobin lowered his camera.
Participants on the call told VICE that they could see Toobin touching his penis before he suddenly dropped off the call. Moments later he actually called back into the Zoom call unaware that his colleagues saw what he was doing.
Natalie Raabe, the spokesperson for New Yorker said: “Jeffrey Toobin has been suspended while we investigate the matter.”
Toobin is also the chief legal analyst for CNN. In a statement, CNN said, “Jeff Toobin has asked for some time off while he deals with a personal issue, which we have granted.”
The New Yorker editor David Remnick sent an email out to the staff:
Dear All, As you may have read in various news reports today, one of our writers Jeff Toobin, was suspended after an incident on a Zoom call last week. Please be assured that we take such matters seriously and that we are looking into it. Best, David.
Wow, imagine being suspended because you were horny during a business call.