Spectrum News NY1 meteorologist Erick Adame said he was fired after his photo was shared on an adult video site.
On Monday, Adamu apologized on Instagram for secretly “acting on camera for other men” at home, which he posted One decision was blamed on “compulsive behavior” against him. The TV personality has been with Spectrum News since 2007 and was on
“Both of us are 100% voluntary,” Adame wrote in his post, saying he on adult sites. “I didn’t get paid for it, and I thought it was ridiculous that I could keep it a secret. Still, my employer found out, and I was suspended and fired.”
Early Monday , Adame filed a lawsuit in New York state court to compel Unit 4 Media to disclose the identities of anonymous users who sent nude screenshots of meteorologists to their employers.
He wrote in an Instagram post that his “error of judgment” cost him his dream job and that he is seeking professional help. He also implored potential future employers to focus on his professional achievements rather than “a few minutes of pornographic videos” that might linger online.
“As a public figure, I recognize that I have certain responsibilities in addition to my privileges,” Adame wrote. “But, let me be clear: I’m not apologizing for being openly gay or sexually positive—those are gifts, and I’m not ashamed of them.”
A Spectrum News A representative for NY1 declined to comment.