Meteorologist victim of revenge porn fired by the company he had worked for for 15 years


Erick Adame, 39, claims he was fired by the broadcaster Spectrum News NY1for which he had been working as a meteorologist for 15 years, after someone sent naked webcam photos of him to his employer and his mother.

Until a few days ago, Adame held a prominent role in New York TV. In an Instagram post he describes it as “his dream job”. The son of Mexican immigrants, he was “the first to go to college; the first to work on television; the first to ‘do something with his life’ ”. All this, in an instant, disappeared.

A person, not yet identified, took the shot screenshot of naked Adame while she was webcam performing for other men on a adult site And disseminated them without your consent. The meteorologist admitted that he secretly appeared on the video website while employed at the TV station. He said the actions were “100% consensual” by all the people involved, except when the anonymous user took screenshots without his knowledge. He said he was not paid for his appearances of him.

“I’m not ashamed to be gay and sex-positive”

In one post he addressed family, friends and colleagues apologizing for the embarrassment caused by the fact. “As a public figure, I recognize that I have certain responsibilities that come with privileges.” But then he points out “I don’t apologize for being openly gay and for being sex-positive, these are gifts and I’m not ashamed of them”.

A source for Spectrum News, quoted by NBCNews, said the company’s management worked with Adame for months after the screenshots were released and before his departure. The source, who did not confirm whether Adame was fired, said Adame’s departure has nothing to do with his sexual orientation and said the company promotes an inclusive environment. He says the situation is more complicated than it looks.

Adame intends to denounce

I am a victimregardless of whether it is classified as revenge porn or not, “said Adame, who now intends to sue the user. However, before you can do that you need to know their identity. For this, he asked for a court warrant to force the company that owns the adult website to share documents or communications that could help identify it. Lawrence Walters, an attorney for the webcam company, said the company’s policy is to comply with subpoenas issued by law and to provide relevant data when required by law.

“Don’t judge me for those two minutes of video”

Left without a job, Adame turned to directors who might one day find themselves deciding whether to hire him or not: “Please, judge me on the hundreds, thousands of hours of television which I am so proud of and which my colleagues have always complimented, and not on the basis of two minutes of a vulgar video that will probably soon be what will define me in our ‘click-bait’ culture ”.



Source-tg24.sky.it