Weatherman who was fired when footage of him on adult site was leaked speaks out
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A meteorologist who was sacked after creating live adult content online has spoken out about how the job loss has effected him 'mentally and financially'.
Erick Adame, a former weatherman on Specturm News NY1, was fired in December 2021 after footage of him on a NSFW website were leaked online.
According to the Daily Mail, his last live session was on December 28, 2021 when someone had found the content and linked him to it.
And, two years later, he has spoken out in a post on social media about the negative strain it has had on him personally, stating it was too ‘hard to describe.’
In a statement he put out on his Instagram story, he said: “In December 2021, I was captured nude on a public adult webcam site.
“It's something I had done before but wasn't caught in this way until then.
“Months later someone would send these images to my mom, my bf and my work.
“I was fired in September 2022 and haven't been able to find similar work, on or off camera.
“The toll this has taken on me mentally and financially is hard to even begin to describe.
“I'm still pushing forward and trying my hardest to stay positive but I need to take a break from social media.
“Weather with Erick will continue for now.
“I'm hoping my time away will leave space to focus on mental health and hopefully get working again.
“Thanks to everyone who has been so supportive during this very difficult time.”
Alongside his statement, he also shared some direct messages he had received on Instagram in regards to the screenshots.
One read: “I saw your video, I'm sorry what happened to you, but you are so hot.”
To which he replied: “Where did you see it so I can remove it?”
The user responded: “Come on, you did it because you like it, don't be a hypocrite.”
He wrote over the top of the image: "My life for the last two years has been conversations like this.
"This is happening today."
At the time of his termination, Adame apologized to the company, writing: "First and foremost, I unequivocally apologize to my employers at Spectrum, my co-workers, my audience, my family and my friends for any embarrassment or humiliation I have caused you.
"You expected and deserved better from me.”
Adding: “I can’t take it back, and I can’t change what I did, but I am getting professional help I need so I can make appropriate decisions that don’t affect those I deeply care about, as well as my career, as I move forward in my life.”