Jeffrey Toobin has been fired from the New Yorker weeks after allegedly being caught masturbating on a Zoom call with magazine staff.
Toobin, 60, announced on Twitter Wednesday afternoon he has been given the boot from the magazine after working there for almost three decades.
‘I was fired today by @NewYorker after 27 years as a Staff Writer,’ he wrote.
‘I will always love the magazine, will miss my colleagues, and will look forward to reading their work.’
A spokesperson for the New Yorker also confirmed they had parted ways with the prominent journalist following a three-week-long investigation into the alleged masturbation incident.
‘As a result of our investigation, Jeffrey Toobin is no longer affiliated with the company,’ they told DailyMail.com.
Toobin is also CNN’s chief legal analyst. He was placed on leave from CNN at the time the scandal broke but, as of now, still remains employed by the outlet.
DailyMail.com has reached out to CNN for comment about Toobin’s future with the company.
The New Yorker’s parent company, publishing giant Condé Nast, broke the news to staff Wednesday, saying in a company memo that it takes ‘workplace matters seriously’.
‘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,’ read the memo from Condé Nast’s Chief People Officer Stan Duncan, per The Daily Beast.
‘I want to assure everyone that we take workplace matters seriously. We are committed to fostering an environment where everyone feels respected and upholds our standards of conduct,’ the memo added.
Toobin kept his own Twitter statement brief, failing to apologize or address the reason he was fired.
He was instantly torn apart by social media users following the announcement.
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Source: Daily Mail