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An Emmy-nominated weatherman from Spectrum News NY1 claims he was fired after someone took n*de photos of him on an adult webcam site and sent them to his boss, according to a new lawsuit.
Former NY1 meteorologist Erick Adame announced his firing and announced he was receiving professional help for what he described as his “compulsive behavior” in an Instagram statement released shortly after the court filings were filed Monday .
Erick Adame says that he has been fired from his position as the morning meteorologist on Spectrum News NY1 for a leaked appearance on an adult cam site.https://t.co/Wbdvu3gqY2
— Variety (@Variety) September 19, 2022
“Although I am a public figure and have been on television five days a week in front of millions of people in the country’s largest market for over a decade and a half, I have secretly appeared on an adult web cam on the site,” confessed Adame in the mail. .
“It was preposterous for me to think I could keep this private,” he wrote. “But my employer found out and I was suspended and then fired.”
His lawsuit in his Manhattan Superior Court says a man took photos of himself without his permission on the video chat site identified as Unit 4 Media LTD.
The individual then sent the photos to his mother and NY1 “with intent to harass, annoy or alarm [Adame] and to illegally interfere with [Adam’s] employment,” according to the court documents.
Adame is seeking a court order to compel the site to disclose the identity of the individual – whose usernames include Sonal Prehonn, Tommysize29, Funtimes99 and Landonboy227 – noting that he intends to sue but needs their true identity to do so.
In his statement on Instagram
Adame apologized to his employer, colleagues, the public, friends and family “for any embarrassment or humiliation I have caused you.”
“I had my dream job and lost it because of my poor judgment,” he wrote.
He assured everyone that “he gets the professional help I need to make appropriate decisions that don’t impact the people I care about and my career as I move forward in life.”
Adame added that he didn’t apologize for being gay or HIV-positive and asked potential future employers to give him a second chance rather than put him in the “salacious video,” which only lasts a few minutes .
“I acted out my compulsive behaviors at home and acted out on camera for other men,” Adame wrote, adding that the videos were “100% consensual” on both sides and not paid for.
He said he learned a lesson, assuring future employers that “he will be a model employee and the most knowledgeable and enthusiastic meteorologist you have ever seen”.
Unit 4 media attorney Lawrence Walters told The Post, “It is our client’s policy to comply with legal subpoenas and provide relevant user data where required by law.”
Walters noted, “Collecting and distributing User Content without consent violates our customers’ Terms of Service and Forum Rules, which may result in the suspension or ban of objectionable accounts.”
A spokesman for NY1’s parent company, Charter Communications, declined to comment.
A judge will rule on Adame’s request at a later date.