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New Yorker suspends Jeffrey Toobin after ‘indecent act during Zoom call’



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The writer and commentator Jeffrey Toobin has been suspended by the New Yorker over a “personal matter.”

Vice reported earlier Monday that Toobin had exposed himself during a Zoom meeting with staffers of the New Yorker and WNYC radio.

In a statement Monday afternoon, the New Yorker said Toobin had been “suspended while we investigate the matter.” It declined further comment.

He is also stepping away from his job as CNN’s senior legal analyst.

A CNN spokesperson said in a statement that Toobin “has asked for some time off while he deals with a personal issue, which we have granted.”

Toobin, 60, has been a New Yorker writer for more than 20 years and joined CNN in 2002.

He is the author of several books, most recently “True Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Investigation of Donald Trump,” published in August.

His other works include “The Run of His Life: The People v. O. J. Simpson” and “The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court.”

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