CNN grants Jeffrey Toobin requested time off “while he deals with a personal issue”

A CNN spokesperson said in a statement that Monday “Jeff Toobin has asked for some time off while he deals with a personal issue, which we have granted.”

Toobin has been suspended from the New Yorker after a Zoom call where he exposed himself and was masturbating.

Toobin admitted the humiliating act and said in a statement he “made an embarrassingly stupid mistake, believing I was off-camera,” adding, “I apologize to my wife, family, friends and co-workers.”

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