A gay meteorologist was fired from his job at a New York news station for playing on an adult webcam site – and now he’s taking legal action.
“I was recently fired from my job as a meteorologist at Spectrum News NY1 in New York. I am taking this opportunity to share my truth rather than letting others control the narrative of my life,” he began his statement.
“Despite being a public figure and being on television in the nation’s largest market in front of millions of people five days a week for over a decade and a half, I secretly appeared on a website adult webcam,” he continued. “On this site, I acted out my compulsive behaviors, at home, performing in front of the camera for other men. It was 100% consensual on both sides. I was not paid for it, and it was absurd of me to think I could keep this private.Nevertheless, my employer found out and I was suspended and then fired.
According Peoplefootage of Adame performing on the webcam site was sent to his employers at Spectrum News, and even his mother, via an anonymous leak. According to court documents obtained by The daily beastAdame is suing the website, uniquely identified as Unit 4 Media, Ltd., so that the identity of the person who leaked Adame’s footage without his consent could be revealed.
Elsewhere in Adame’s public statement, he went on to say that while he is sorry for the “embarrassment and humiliation” this leak may have caused his former employers, colleagues, friends and family, he is looking for “the professional help I need so I can make appropriate decisions that don’t affect those I love deeply, as well as my career, as I move forward in my life.”
Adame also went on to say that he makes no apologies for his sexuality or for being sex positive in a world that is still, as his former employers demonstrated by firing him, very sex negative.
“Let me be clear on something,” Adame said. “I make no apologies for being openly gay or being HIV positive – these are freebies and I have no shame in them.”