The New Yorker has fired longtime writer Jeffrey Toobin after apparently exposing himself on a Zoom conference call last month.
He was previously suspended and is also on leave from CNN, where he is chief legal analyst.“ I was fired today by @NewYorker after 27 years as a writer. I will always love the magazine, I will miss my colleagues and I will be eager to read their work, ”Toobin tweeted Wednesday.
Toobin, 60, is one of the country’s foremost legal writers and commentators. He is a former associate attorney with the US Department of Justice who has written on everything from the OJ Simpson murder trial to President Donald Trump’s impeachment hearings for the New Yorker.
He has worked for CNN since 2002 and is the author of several books, most recently True Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Investigation of Donald Trump, published in August. His 1996 book, The Race of a Lifetime: The People vs. OJ Simpson, has been adapted in an FX series.