Jeffrey Toobin, a prominent writer and CNN's chief legal analyst, was fired from The New Yorker on Wednesday after he accidentally exposed himself to colleagues with the New Yorker and WNYC during a Zoom call last month.
"I am writing to share with you that our investigation regarding Jeffrey Toobin is complete, and as a result, he is no longer affiliated with our company," Stan Duncan, chief people officer at Condé Nast, which owns the New Yorker, wrote in an email to employees.
"I want to assure everyone that we take workplace matters seriously," Duncan added. "We are committed to fostering an environment where everyone feels respected and upholds our standards of conduct."
Toobin confirmed the news on Twitter, writing, "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."
Sponsor content by Ancestry
Give the gift of Health this holiday season
Along with your genetic health assessment, AncestryHealth® gives you your ethnic origins and genetically influenced personal traits.
Multiple people familiar with the matter told CNN that Toobin exposed himself when he began masturbating during the Zoom call, apparently as part of a different video call. The people did not believe he intended his colleagues to witness it.