Home U.S Jeffrey Toobin walks his dog after Zoom masturbation ordeal

Jeffrey Toobin walks his dog after Zoom masturbation ordeal


Jeffrey Toobin has been spotted out for the first time in public just one day after it was revealed the New Yorker magazine had suspended him because he was caught masturbating on a work Zoom call. 

The 60-year-old, who has written for the New Yorker for 25 years, stepped out briefly with his dog on Manhattan’s Upper West Side on Tuesday at about 6am. 

Toobin emerged from his apartment building wearing an orange face mask. 

It follows the revelations a day earlier that Toobin had exposed himself while on a video call with staffers from the magazine and New York public radio station WNYC last week. He reportedly appeared to be on a second Zoom call when the incident happened.

Toobin has been suspended from the New Yorker while an investigation is carried out and he is also taking a leave of absence from CNN where he is a legal analyst contributor.   

Jeffrey Toobin was spotted outside his Upper West Side apartment in New York with his dog first thing Tuesday morning just one day after it was revealed the New Yorker magazine had suspended him after he was caught masturbating on a work Zoom call

Jeffrey Toobin was spotted outside his Upper West Side apartment in New York with his dog first thing Tuesday morning just one day after it was revealed the New Yorker magazine had suspended him after he was caught masturbating on a work Zoom call

The 60-year-old, who has written for the New Yorker for 25 years, stepped out briefly with his dog on Manhattan's Upper West Side on Tuesday at about 6am

The 60-year-old, who has written for the New Yorker for 25 years, stepped out briefly with his dog on Manhattan’s Upper West Side on Tuesday at about 6am

He apologized on Monday for the ordeal, saying he had made an ’embarrassingly stupid mistake’ and thought he had turned his camera off at the time of the incident. 

Two people who were on the call told Vice that they saw Toobin masturbating as staffers from the two media outlets carried out an election simulation. 

Some of the New Yorker’s biggest names were also on the call, including Jane Mayer, Evan Osnos, Jelani Cobb and Sue Halpern. 

Toobin took on the role of the courts during the simulation while his colleagues were playing various Democrats and Republicans, according to the two unnamed staffers.  

The incident is said to have happened during a 10 minute break when those playing Democrats and Republicans left the main Zoom call to have strategy sessions in separate video call rooms. 

The two staffers say Toobin apparently seemed to be on a second Zoom call when the break was over and people started returning to the video meeting room. 

They say Toobin lowered his camera and he could allegedly be seen touching his penis. 

It is not clear what each person saw on the call but both staffers confirmed they saw Toobin masturbating. 

Toobin emerged from his apartment building briefly wearing an orange face mask

Toobin emerged from his apartment building briefly wearing an orange face mask

It follows the revelations a day earlier that Toobin had exposed himself while on a video call with staffers from the magazine and New York public radio station WNYC last week

Toobin has been suspended from the New Yorker while an investigation is carried out and he is also taking a leave of absence from CNN where he is a legal analyst contributor

It follows the revelations a day earlier that Toobin had exposed himself while on a video call with staffers from the magazine and New York public radio station WNYC last week

Toobin, who lives in New York with his wife Amy Bennett McIntosh, apologized to his family after it was revealed he had been suspended over the Zoom incident

Toobin, who lives in New York with his wife Amy Bennett McIntosh, apologized to his family after it was revealed he had been suspended over the Zoom incident

Toobin subsequently left the call but logged back in shortly afterwards. 

The two staffers both said Toobin didn’t appear to realize what his colleagues had witnessed. 

The election simulation then continued, according to the staffers. 

The New Yorker magazine has suspended writer and CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin for exposing himself during a work Zoom call

It is not clear when Toobin became aware of the incident or how he was notified.  

In a brief statement, Toobin said on Monday: ‘I made an embarrassingly stupid mistake, believing I was off-camera.

‘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. I apologize to my wife, family, friends and co-workers.’ 

A spokesperson for the New Yorker confirmed that Toobin had been suspended pending an investigation into the incident.

He made an appearance on CNN on Saturday where he is a chief legal analyst for the network. 

CNN has since said that Toobin had asked for some personal time off and has taken a leave of absence.  

‘Jeff Toobin has asked for some time off while he deals with a personal issue, which we have granted,’ a spokesperson for the network said.

Toobin, who regularly uses Twitter, has been silent on social media since October 13.  

Toobin made an appearance on CNN on Saturday (above) where he is a chief legal analyst for the network. CNN has since said that Toobin had asked for some personal time off, which they have granted

Toobin made an appearance on CNN on Saturday (above) where he is a chief legal analyst for the network. CNN has since said that Toobin had asked for some personal time off, which they have granted

Toobin lives in New York with his wife Amy Bennett McIntosh. He shares two children with his wife and has another child from a previous relationship

Toobin lives in New York with his wife Amy Bennett McIntosh. He shares two children with his wife and has another child from a previous relationship 

Later on Monday, MSNBC hosts Rachel Maddow and Chris Hayes appeared to laugh about Toobin's ordeal on air. Many have suggested the pair were laughing over an agreement made earlier in the day to not address the Toobin controversy

Later on Monday, MSNBC hosts Rachel Maddow and Chris Hayes appeared to laugh about Toobin’s ordeal on air. Many have suggested the pair were laughing over an agreement made earlier in the day to not address the Toobin controversy

Later on Monday, MSNBC hosts Rachel Maddow and Chris Hayes appeared to laugh about Toobin’s ordeal on air.

The hand-off between Maddow and Hayes resulted in the two hosts having a laughing fit. 

Many have suggested the pair were laughing over an agreement made earlier in the day to not address the Toobin controversy. 

‘Good evening, Chris. Thank you so much, and thank you for your counsel over the course of today as work day…’ Maddow said before Hayes started laughing. 

‘It was such a weird day today.’ 

Hayes responded: ‘I’m always happy to have those high-level editorial discussions with you about the most important stories in our world.’

Maddows added: ‘Let us never speak of this publicly again. Thank you very much, my friend.

‘It pays to have colleagues who share a sense of both the absurdity of life and the responsibility of what actually should be on television. And it really pays to be able to talk to those colleagues during the course of the day like today.’

Toobin has been a staff writer at the New Yorker since 1993 and a CNN contributor since 2002. Prior to joining CNN, he had worked at the ABC as a legal expert from 1996.

He famously covered the OJ Simpson trial for the New Yorker back in the 1990s and later wrote a book about his coverage that became the basis of the The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story TV show in 2016.  

In regards to Simpson’s trial, Toobin was the first to report his defense team’s plan to accuse LAPD detective Mark Fuhrman of planting evidence and to play the race card.    

He famously covered the OJ Simpson trial for the New Yorker back in the 1990s and later wrote a book about his coverage that became the basis of the The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story TV show in 2016. Simpson weighed in on the ordeal late on Monday when he compared Toobin to Pee-wee Herman in a short video clip posted to his Twitter just hours after the news broke

He famously covered the OJ Simpson trial for the New Yorker back in the 1990s and later wrote a book about his coverage that became the basis of the The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story TV show in 2016. Simpson weighed in on the ordeal late on Monday when he compared Toobin to Pee-wee Herman in a short video clip posted to his Twitter just hours after the news broke

Simpson weighed in on the ordeal late on Monday when he compared Toobin to Pee-wee Herman in a short video clip posted to his Twitter just hours after the news broke.

‘Daaaaamn, Jeffrey Toobin. At least Pee-wee Herman was in an X-rated movie theater,’ Simpson said in the clip. ‘I’m just saying.’  

Toobin has written nine books in total, including several about the Supreme Court.

His latest book, True Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Investigation of Donald Trump, was published in August.

Prior to joining the New Yorker, Toobin had worked as an Assistant United States Attorney in Brooklyn.

He is a Harvard University graduate. 

He has written nine books in total, including several about the Supreme Court.  

His latest book, True Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Investigation of Donald Trump, was published in August. 

Prior to joining the New Yorker, Toobin had worked as an Assistant United States Attorney in Brooklyn.

He is a Harvard University graduate.  

Toobin lives in New York with his wife Amy Bennett McIntosh. He shares two children with his wife and has another child from a previous relationship.   

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular

Chaos erupts at Shanghai airport after mass COVID-19 testing ordered over cluster

One of Shanghai’s international airports descended into chaos after officials ordered mass COVID-19 testing for workers in response to a small cluster of...

Jeffrey Epstein prosecutors ask Glenn Dubin to hand over documents between pedophile and his kids

Jeffrey Epstein prosecutors have asked hedge-fund billionaire Glenn Dubin to hand over any documents that show communication between the late pedophile and his...

Aston Villa captain and England star Jack Grealish charged with FOURTH motoring offence this year

Jack Grealish charged with FOURTH motoring offence this year 'over careless...

G20 leaders pledge to fairly distribute COVID-19 vaccine globally

G20 leaders vowed to ensure that the COVID-19 vaccines would be fairly distributed worldwide, while declining to explain how they would do so...

Recent Comments