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Toobin has been suspended from his job at the New Yorker, after he allegedly masturbated during a Zoom call between magazine staff and employees at WNYC radio.
In a statement to Vice’s tech news website, Motherboard, Toobin said, “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.”
Toobin became a well-known personality during Simpson’s murder trail in 1990s, which he recounted in a 1997 book, titled The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson. FX adapted the tome into the Emmy-winning true-crime anthology series The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, with Cuba Gooding Jr.
Herman, whose real name is Paul Reubens, was arrested and charged with exposing himself inside an adult theatre in 1991. According to the New York Daily News, the films playing at the time included Nancy Nurse, Turn Up the Heat and Tiger Shark.
Herman later denied he was masturbating telling Playboy in 2010, “Had we gone to trial, we had ready an expert from the Masters and Johnson Institute who was going to testify that in 30 years on research on masturbation the institute had never found one person who masturbated with his or her non-dominant hand.”