New Yorker fires writer over Zoom incident

Jeffrey Toobin has been sacked from The New Yorker and suspended by CNN.
Jeffrey Toobin has been sacked from The New Yorker and suspended by CNN.

The New Yorker has fired longtime staff writer Jeffrey Toobin after he reportedly exposed himself during a Zoom conference last month.

He was already suspended and on leave from CNN, where he is chief legal analyst.

"I was fired today by @NewYorker after 27 years as a Staff Writer. I will always love the magazine, will miss my colleagues, and will look forward to reading their work," Toobin tweeted on Wednesday.

In a company memo, Conde Nast chief people officer Stan Duncan wrote its "investigation regarding Jeffrey Toobin is complete, and as a result, he is no longer affiliated with our company".

"I want to assure everyone that we take workplace matters seriously. We are committed to fostering an environment where everyone feels respected and upholds our standards of conduct," Duncan said.

Toobin, 60, is one of the country's most prominent legal authors and commentators, who for the New Yorker wrote about everything from the OJ Simpson murder trial to the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

He has been CNN since 2002 and is the author of several books including The Run of His Life: The People v OJ Simpson, which was adapted into a TV series.

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