Erick Adame, meteorologist for Spectrum News NY1, mentioned that he was terminated from his place after he secretly appeared on an grownup cam web site.

“I’m taking this chance to share my reality reasonably than let others management the narrative of my life,” Adame wrote in an Instagram submit on Monday.

“Despite being a public determine and being on tv within the greatest market within the nation in entrance of tens of millions of individuals 5 days per week for greater than a decade and a half, I secretly appeared on an grownup cam web site. On this web site, I acted out my compulsive behaviors, whereas at dwelling, 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 suppose I might hold this non-public. Nonetheless, my employer came upon and I used to be suspended after which termination.”

Adame was let go from the information outlet late final week. Spectrum News NY1 declined remark.

In his Instagram submit, Adame wrote, “First and foremost, I unequivocally apologize to my employers at Spectrum, my co-workers, my viewers, my household and my mates for any embarrassment or humiliation I’ve triggered you. You anticipated and deserved higher from me.”

He added, “I can’t take it again, and I can’t change what I did, however I get skilled assist I would like so I could make applicable selections that don’t have an effect on these I deeply care about, in addition to my profession, as I transfer ahead in my life.”

About two hours after Adame’s submit, it had obtained nearly 1,200 likes.

He filed a lawsuit in New York Supreme Court in opposition to Unit 4 Media Ltd. looking for the identification of an nameless consumer who despatched pictures from the location to Adame’s employer and mom. The litigation was first obtained by The Daily Beast.

Adame had been a meteorologist at NY1 since 2017 and, earlier than that, was at Spectrum News 1 in Syracuse, NY. He’s been a part of NY1’s Emmy nominated protection of Hurricane Ida and Tropical Storm Isaias.

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Adame wrote that as “a public determine I acknowledge that I’ve sure duties that come together with the privileges I loved. But, let me be clear about one thing: I don’t apologize for being brazenly homosexual or for being sex-positive — these are items and I’ve no disgrace about them.”

He wrote that he “had the job of my goals and I misplaced it because of my very own lapse in judgment. But, I’m optimistic, and maybe naive sufficient to suppose that I will be again on tv and do that once more sometime.”

A supply near Adame mentioned that he “simply believes and hopes he’ll work once more.”

He additionally directed a message to information administrators — “those that will make the last word determination on whether or not or to not rent me sooner or later: Please choose me on the tons of, hundreds of hours of tv that I’m so pleased with and that my employers have at all times recommended me for, and never the couple of minutes of salacious video that’s in all probability going to quickly outline me in our ‘click on bait’ tradition.”

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