The New Yorker has officially fired journalist Jeffrey Toobin after the investigation into the “Zoom dick incident”
Toobin took to Twitter to make the announcement on Wednesday:
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.
— Jeffrey Toobin (@JeffreyToobin) November 11, 2020
Toobin was suspended following the incident that took place last month following the journalist having exposed his genitals and proceeded to masturbate with staffers from both WNYC radio and The New Yorker still on the call. Toobin made apologies to his colleagues for the incident calling it a “stupid mistake,”.
Toobin continued with: “I made an embarrassingly stupid mistake, believing I was off-camera. I apologize to my wife, family, friends and co-workers,” He said. “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.”
Stan Duncan, Chief People Officer a la Condé Nast had this to say via a press memo:
“I am writing to share with you that our investigation regarding Jeffrey Toobin is complete, and as a result, he is no longer affiliated with our company,” he said. “I want to assure everyone that we take workplace matters seriously. We are committed to fostering an environment where everyone feels respected and upholds our standards of conduct.”
CNN, where Toobin is serving as chief legal analyst has suspended him since the incident. No information has been given on whether or not CNN will allow him to stay on.
Stay in the know with the latest culture news