Erick Adame has broken his silence over being fired after his nudes on an adult webcam website were shown to his employer.
The meteorologist who was previously associated with Spectrum News NY1 has revealed he was terminated after the owner of the media company learned of his involvement on the site.
"I have recently been terminated from my job as the meteorologist at Spectrum News NY1 in NYC. I am taking this opportunity to share my truth rather than let others control the narrative of my life," Adame wrote in a lengthy post on Monday, apologizing to his employers, co-workers, viewers, and family and friends.
As per news outlets, Adame has also filed a lawsuit against the website as he intends to find out the anonymous user who shared his intimate images with the company.
Detailing the back story, the weatherman admitted to “appearing on an adult webcam website” and “performing on camera” for other men, revealing the act was voluntary and “100% consensual.”
“It was absurd of me to think I could keep this private. Nonetheless, my employer found out, and I was suspended and then terminated," he said.
"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 concluded his post with an emotional plea to future employers.
He wrote, "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 a couple of minutes of salacious video that is probably going to soon define me in our 'click-bait' culture."