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Don't ever believe you're off camera in Zoom

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Jeff Toobin would swear an oath on a stack of Bibles that he thought the video feed was off.

Pro-tip: use the same technology that the Car Guys use for a “check engine” light – a piece of electrical tape.

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The New Yorker has suspended reporter Jeffrey Toobin. Sources tell VICE it’s because he exposed himself during a Zoom call last week between members of the New Yorker and WNYC radio.

Toobin said in a statement to Motherboard: “I made an embarrassingly stupid mistake, believing I was off-camera. I apologize to my wife, family, friends and co-workers.”

“I believed I was not visible on Zoom. I thought no one on the Zoom call could see me. I thought I had muted the Zoom video,” he added.

New Yorker spokesperson Natalie Raabe said: “Jeffrey Toobin has been suspended while we investigate the matter.”

www.vice.com/…

"This piece has been updated with more detail about the call and the headline has been updated to reflect that Toobin was masturbating."

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