The New Yorker magazine has suspended staff writer Jeffrey Toobin after he exposed his penis during a virtual staff call last week over the messaging platform Zoom.
The magazine, which has employed Toobin since 1993, did not comment further about the nature of the incident or the length of the suspension.
Earlier, the New York Post
wrote: ‘One former staffer at the magazine said she believes his 25-year career will come to an end over the incident.’
“How do you go back and look your colleagues in the eye?” she said. “When you end up on the front page of the New York Post, it’s bad.”
But another insider said that while the cringeworthy incident showed poor judgment, its main victim was Toobin himself and his family, with perhaps minor damage to the magazine’s reputation.