Jeffrey Toobin Gets the Ax

The New Yorker shows him the door for exposing himself during Zoom meeting
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 11, 2020 4:52 PM CST
The Ax Falls on Toobin
Lawyer and author Jeffrey Toobin attends the 2018 PEN Literary Gala in New York on May 22, 2018.   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Looks like Jeffrey Toobin's days of exposing himself at the New Yorker are done. The magazine fired him Wednesday after investigating his behavior during a Zoom meeting last month with staffers of the New Yorker and WNYC radio, Deadline reports. "I was fired today by @NewYorker after 27 years as a Staff Writer," he tweeted Wednesday. "I will always love the magazine, will miss my colleagues, and will look forward to reading their work." The New York Times recalls that during a break in the meeting, Toobin switched to a sex-service video call and pulled it out. Toobin has apologized to his "wife, family, friends and co-workers" for what he called "an embarrassingly stupid mistake, believing I was off camera." (Even OJ Simpson rode him for this one.)

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