In a publish on Instagram, Erick Adame, previously with Spectrum Information NY1, stated he was terminated after his employer realized of his involvement on the positioning.
“I’ve just lately been terminated from my job because the meteorologist at Spectrum Information NY1 in NYC. I’m taking this chance to share my reality moderately than let others management the narrative of my life,” Adame wrote in a prolonged publish on Monday, apologizing to his employers, co-workers, viewers, and household and pals.
Adame filed a lawsuit in opposition to the web site — reportedly recognized in court docket docs as Unit 4 Media LTD — in an effort to get hold of the id of the nameless person who despatched bare photos of him on the positioning to NY1. He has stated he intends to sue the use for taking and distributing the photographs with out his consent.
The pictures had been additionally despatched to his mom, Adame stated within the go well with.
He continued in his publish, “Regardless of being a public determine and being on tv within the greatest market within the nation in entrance of hundreds of thousands of individuals 5 days every week for greater than a decade and a half, I secretly appeared on an grownup webcam web site. On this web site, I acted out my compulsive behaviors, whereas at house, by acting on digital camera for different males. It was 100% consensual on each of our components. I wasn’t paid for this, and it was absurd of me to assume I might maintain this personal. Nonetheless, my employer came upon and I used to be suspended after which terminated.”
A consultant for Constitution Communications, the mum or dad firm of NY1, declined to remark.
In his publish, Adame acknowledged that he’s now getting skilled assist, and that as a “public determine,” there are “sure tasks that come together with the privilege that I loved.”
“However let me be clear about one thing: I do not apologize for being brazenly homosexual or for being sex-positive — these are presents and I’ve no disgrace about them.”
Adame concluded his publish with an emotional plea to future employers.
He wrote, “Please decide me on the a whole lot, 1000’s of hours of tv that I’m so pleased with and that my employers have all the time recommended me for, and never the couple of minutes of salacious video that’s most likely going to quickly outline me in our ‘click-bait’ tradition.”