Meteorologist Fired After P— Video Discovered

Two-time Emmy nominee Erick Adame took to Instagram to notify fans that he was fired after his employer discovered he appeared on an adult webcam site and took part in openly gay content.

“I have recently been terminated from my job as the meteorologist at Spectrum News NYI1 in NYC. I am taking this opportunity to share my truth rather than let others control the narrative of my life,” Adame wrote on his Instagram page Monday. “Despite being a public figure and being on television in the biggest market in the country in front of millions of people five days a week for more than a decade and a half, I secretly appeared on an adult webcam website,” he continued in the statement.

Adame wrote about the kind of content he was facing consequences for. “On this site, I acted out my compulsive behaviors, while at home, by performing on camera for other men,” he wrote to his Instagram page.

“My employer found out and I was suspended and then terminated,” Adame continued in the statement.

He went on to discuss the heightened level of responsibility he felt, given the fact that he was a public figure and people likely expected a greater level of awareness from him.

“As a public figure I recognize that I have certain responsibilities that come along with the privileges I enjoyed,” Adame said.
He apologized for his actions, and wrote about how humbling this lesson has been for him. However, he made it clear he wasn’t ashamed of being true to himself.

“But, let me be clear about something: I don’t apologize for being openly gay or for being sex-positive – those are gifts and I have no shame about them,” Adame said.

He clarified the interactions in question were “100% consensual” and said he didn’t make any money for the things he says he did on the webcam.

Adame then addressed his future employers with the hope that they would see past this moment in time and keep a door open for him to one day re-visit his career.

“Please judge me on the hundreds, thousands of hours of television that I am so proud of and that my employers have always commended me for, and not the couple of minutes of salacious video that is probably going to soon define me in our ‘click-bait’ culture,” Adame wrote.

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