A media personality showing his dick on a zoom call? It's just about the most inevitable news story of the COVID-19 pandemic, and we're surprised not to be writing about it sooner. Somewhat less predictably, depending on who you talk to, the dick in question allegedly belonged to lawyer and New Yorker reporter Jeffrey Toobin.
VICE (who else?) reports that Toobin has been suspended from the esteemed Conde Nast title after getting caught masturbating during a virtual meeting between The New Yorker and WNYC radio last week. As Toobin would have it, the dick slip was entirely accidental, and the language he uses to describe what occurred does betray a certain naivete when it comes to how Zoom works.
"I made an embarrassingly stupid mistake, believing I was off-camera," Toobin told reporter Laura Wagner. "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."
On the other hand, thinking about angles and camera placement, it would seem that showing peen on a conference call would require quite a bit of effort? Until we get further details, make up your own mind.
A New Yorker rep confirmed Toobin is suspended pending an investigation. He's also taking time off from his regular post as CNN's chief legal analyst, according to a statement made by the network to VICE.
there's some healing that needs to happen @NewYorker