NEW YORK (AP) – Author-commentator Jeffrey Toobin has been banned by the New Yorker and is stepping down from his job as CNN’s senior legal analyst pending what the cable network calls a “ personal matter. ”
Vice reported earlier Monday that Toobin had exposed himself at a Zoom meeting with New Yorker and WNYC radio staffers. Monday afternoon, the New Yorker said in a statement that Toobin had been “suspended while we are investigating the case.” It declined further comment. A CNN spokesperson said in a statement that “Jeff Toobin has asked for some time off while dealing with a personal problem, which we have allowed.”
60-year-old Toobin has been a New Yorker writer for over 20 years, joining CNN in 2002. He is the author of several books, most recently “True Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Investigation of Donald Trump,” published in August. His other works include “The Run of His Life: The People v. OJ Simpson” and “The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court. “
AP Media Writer David Bauder contributed to this report.
The headline of this story has been corrected to show that the New Yorker has suspended Jeffrey Toobin and that he is stepping down from his CNN role due to a “ personal issue. ”