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Toobin suspended by the New Yorker, steps away from CNN

Toobin suspended by the New Yorker, steps away from CNN
Posted at 8:29 PM, Oct 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-19 20:29:10-04

NEW YORK (AP) — Author-commentator Jeffrey Toobin has been suspended by the New Yorker and is stepping away from his job as CNN's senior legal analyst pending what the cable network is calling a "personal matter."

Vice reported earlier Monday that Toobin had exposed himself during a Zoom meeting.

According to Vice, members of the New Yorker and radio station WNYC were on the Zoom call when the incident occurred last week.

In a statement Monday afternoon, the New Yorker said Toobin had been "suspended while we investigate the matter" and declined further comment.

A CNN spokesperson says in a statement that "Jeff Toobin has asked for some time off while he deals with a personal issue, which we have granted."