Erick Adame: Spectrum NY1 weatherman fired after leaked X-rated audio reveals he gave personal info to 700 men
Erick Adame complained about the x-rated posts reaching his employer and said he would never apologize for being 'gay or sex-positive'
NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: An Emmy-nominated weatherman who was sacked over explicit performances on an adult webcam site reportedly told an audience of 700 men his full name, address, and job description in leaked audio of his broadcast.
Erick Adame was fired last week from his job as a meteorologist at Spectrum NY1 after his bosses learned of his performances on Chaturbate, an adult site where he reportedly performed sex acts on himself while talking to an audience. The weatherman later complained about the posts reaching his employer and said he would never apologize for being "gay or sex-positive." Adame is also seeking legal action against the person who sent his photos and videos to Spectrum.
However, newly leaked audio footage of one performance -- first obtained by The Desk -- revealed how he appeared to goad his bosses into watching him before giving away his personal details to an audience of approximately 700 men. "I think it'd be hot if my boss saw me. I'd love if my boss f****ed me on camera," Adame said in one performance.
The meteorologist also read out his address in Jersey City, New Jersey, while telling his audience that his doors were open for sex. He said he was desperate to get down and dirty and that he invited men over to his home to sleep with him. At one point, he even asked viewers if they could "imagine" their "weatherman" was conducting himself as he was. Elsewhere in the performance, he was heard loudly sniffing what is believed to be "poppers" -- a recreational drug meant to enhance pleasure during sex. Adame took to Instagram last week and begged television bosses to disregard his x-rated performances and judge him solely for his work.
The embattled weatherman admitted that it was "absurd" for him to have expected privacy, adding, "I can't take it back and I can't change what I did, but I am getting the professional help I need so I can make appropriate decisions that don't affect those I deeply care about. Let me be clear about something: I don't apologize for being openly gay or for being sex positive. Those are gifts and I have no shame about them."
Adame appealed to a judge to order Chaturbate to reveal who filmed his performance, hoping it would lead him to the person who leaked the footage to his bosses. Legal filings state that in late 2021 Adame used the "video chat service" on the Unit 4 website and that an anonymous user "wrongfully copied unclothed images" of him by "taking screenshots." He alleged that the user then "wrongfully disseminated the images" to his mother and his employer "with the intent of harassing, annoying, or alarming" as well as "tortiously interfering" with his employment. It's unclear at the time of publication whether his appeal was successful or not, the Daily Mail reported.