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Toobin suspended by the New Yorker, a stone’s throw from CNN

ByReiss Bowler

Oct 19, 2020

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. “

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AP Media Writer David Bauder contributed to this report.

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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. ”