What should have just been a normal Zoom video chat ended up being shocking viewing for members of the New Yorker and WNYC radio.
This comes after a reporter named reporter Jeffrey Toobin was seen m_sturbating on a Zoom video chat
Russian-American journalist and author Masha Gessen seems to be the only brave soul to speak out on the record about what occurred during the fateful ZDI.
First, they told the New York Times in the immediate wake of the incident, “I am quite sure that Toobin didn’t realize that the people on the New Yorker call could see him.
I suspect he thought that when the breakout rooms started, he was disconnected and he didn’t realize we’d all returned to a live camera.” he said.
Two people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity in order to speak freely, noted that it was unclear how much each person saw, but both said that they saw Toobin j_rking off.
The two sources described a juncture in the election simulation when there was a strategy session, and the Democrats and Republicans went into their respective break out rooms for about 10 minutes.
At this point, they said, it seemed like Toobin was on a second video call. The sources said that when the groups returned from their break out rooms, Toobin lowered the camera.
The people on the call said they could see Toobin touching his 4-5. Toobin then left the call. Moments later, he called back in, seemingly unaware of what his colleagues had been able to see, and the simulation continued
The New Yorker has suspended reporter Jeffrey Toobin for m_sturbating on a Zoom video chat between members of the New Yorker and WNYC radio last week.
Toobin says he did not realize his video was on. “I made an embarrassingly stupid mistake, believing I was off-camera. I apologize to my wife, family, friends and co-workers,” Toobin told Motherboard.
“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.-Daily Sun