An American lawyer Jeffrey Toobin was suspended by his employers after he was caught m_sturbating while on live radio during a Zoom session.
Toobin, who is also an author, said he thought his zoom was offline and no-one would see him. The CNN analyst has since apologised over the blunter.
He told Vice that he believed that he was not visible on his Zoom, without knowing his actions were in the full view of meeting members.
He thought he had muted his account when he had not.
New Yorker confirmed to have suspended the veteran political analytics pending an investigation into the incident.
He has also written a number of books including True Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Investigation of Donald Trump – about the Mueller inquiry into allegations of collusion between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign.
Toobin happens to be the Chief Legal Analyst at CNN and the media organisation confirmed that Jeff asked for some time off the air to deal with a personal issue.
Toobin avoided social media for 10 days but has now posted on Twitter to return to business as usual.
His listeners and viewers have weighed on the scandal and most of them are supporting him ‘as he is only human.’
One follower on Twitter commented, ‘Welcome back. I was hoping they didn’t destroy you. The knowledge you have to share outweighs what happened. I forgive you.’
Another commented, “Hope to see you back on CNN soon! You’re only human and we all have urged and yours is forgiven. We need your commentary back on CNN well appreciated.”
The increased use of the Zoom meeting function has been with many controversies.
Earlier this year, the South Africa Water and sanitation meeting was shut down after a mysterious intruder joined.