The New Yorker has fired longtime reporter and CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin following his indecent exposure issue on a Zoom call last month.
Toobin posted on Twitter Wednesday afternoon about the end of his tenure at the outlet: “I was fired today by @NewYorker after 27 years as a staff writer. I will always love the magazine, will miss my colleagues, and will look forward to reading their work.”
The magazine terminated Toobin three weeks after he was caught allegedly masturbating during an election simulation Zoom call between staffers at The New Yorker and WNYC radio.
“I made an embarrassingly stupid mistake, believing I was off-camera. I apologize to my wife, family, friends and co-workers,” the lawyer and journalist told Vice after the incident.
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Following the embarrassing incident, Toobin asked “for some time off” and was placed on leave from his role as an on-air legal analyst for CNN, a spokesperson for the cable network said last month. He has been with CNN since 2002.
Toobin, 60, has won an Emmy Award for his coverage and is the author of several books including an account of the O.J. Simpson case, which was adapted for the FX television series The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story.