'Zoom d**k': New Yorker suspends Jeffrey Toobin for exposing himself on call, Internet says he's done worse

In a press statement, Toobin said, 'I made an embarrassingly stupid mistake, believing I was off-camera. I apologize to my wife, family, friends, and co-workers'


                            'Zoom d**k': New Yorker suspends Jeffrey Toobin for exposing himself on call, Internet says he's done worse
Jeffrey Toobin (Getty Images)

On Monday, October 19, news outlets reported that the New Yorker suspended reporter and writer Jeffrey Toobin after he allegedly exposed himself on a Zoom call between magazine colleagues and employees of WNYC radio, a nonprofit public radio station in New York. The incident reportedly took place last week, although the exact day has not been determined. In a press statement, Toobin said, “I made an embarrassingly stupid mistake, believing I was off-camera. I apologize to my wife, family, friends, and co-workers. 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.”

A spokesperson for the New Yorker, Natalie Raabe, told the press, “Jeffrey Toobin has been suspended while we investigate the matter.” As per a report on Vice, Toobin’s Conde Nast email has been disabled. However, he appeared on CNN where Toobin, who is a Harvard Law School graduate, is the network’s chief legal analyst, on Saturday, September 17. CNN said in a press statement, “Jeff Toobin has asked for some time off while he deals with a personal issue, which we have granted.”

On Twitter, Toobin’s name and the phrase “Zoom D**k” were trending. Many Twitter users, however, pointed out that this incident was not surprising. One Twitter user wrote, “I guess what I'm trying to say here is that Jeffrey Toobin is a terrible, morally corrupted human being who is nevertheless allowed to preen & morally grandstand b/c his friends in high places pretend he isn't pure sleaze; after all, how can he be when he has the right opinions?” adding, “I need to reiterate: Jeffrey Toobin, a married man, impregnated his colleague's daughter, then tried to force her to abort it, then denied paternity of the child, then was a deadbeat on child support until ordered to pay up by the courts, and he still refused to pay. All excused!”

Journalist Joe Concha tweeted, “For those surprised about the Jeffery Toobin news regarding exposing himself on a work Zoom call, remember what he’s been accused of in the past.” Another Twitter user said, “How is it that Zoom d**k killed Jeffrey Toobin's career more than knocking up his co-worker's daughter and pressuring her to get an abortion.”



 



 



 

A Twitter user noted, “On the bright side for Toobin, trying to pressure his co-worker's daughter into aborting their lovechild will no longer be the first thing that people will remember about him.” Another person said, “It doesn't matter what Toobin did before this because he'll always be the ‘Zoom D**k’ guy from now on.” Another Twitter user said, “The term ‘Zoom d**k incident’ wouldn’t have made much sense a year ago, but today you don’t even need an explanation.”



 



 



 

According to a 2010 Huffington Post article, Casey Greenfield, the daughter of former journalist and political analyst Jeff Greenfield, took Toobin to court. Allegedly, Toobin had an affair with her, and she got pregnant. Toobin allegedly resisted putting his name on the infant's birth certificate. Nor did he allegedly provide child support pay. 

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