Does anyone else remember that Bruce Willis flick from the early 90s, The Last Boy Scout?
In a Hollywood that has long been the norm where certain one-liners become certain actor’s signature-lines, the one from The Last Boy Scout that stands out for me is when Joe Hallenbeck (Bruce Willis) catches his best friend and business partner Mike Matthews (Bruce McGill) in the sack with his wife.
Matthews tries to cover his six by falling back on the worn-out cliché, “It just happened.”
Hallenbeck’s memorable response;
Yeah, yeah. It just happened. Could happen to anybody. It’s an accident, right?
You tripped, accidentally slipped on the floor and accidentally stuck your dick in my wife.
That’s pretty much what ex-DoJ lawyer, ex-CNN chief legal analyst, and ex-New Yorker magazine reporter Jeffrey Toobin said when he was caught exposing his genitals and masturbating while on a Zoom video call with staffers and reporters of both the New Yorker and WNYC radio station.
As reported by the reliably liberal Vice.com;
The New Yorker has suspended reporter Jeffrey Toobin for masturbating 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.
New Yorker spokesperson Natalie Raabe said: “Jeffrey Toobin has been suspended while we investigate the matter.”
Toobin’s Conde Nast email has been disabled and he has not tweeted since October 13. He did, however, appear on CNN, where he is the network’s chief legal analyst, on Saturday. “Jeff Toobin has asked for some time off while he deals with a personal issue, which we have granted,” CNN said in a statement.