TV meteorologist sacked after raunchy post on ‘Large Penis Support Group’ webcam site

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[B&T warns this article contains adult themes that could offend some readers.] A US TV meteorologist has reportedly been fired – and is now suing for false dismissal – after he was exposed for posting a sex act on a gay webcam site.

Emmy-nominated meteorologist Erick Adame (main image), 39, has been sacked by the New York-based broadcaster The mornings of 1 after webcam footage of him from a site called Large Penis Support Group (LPSG) was sent anonymously to his employer and family members.

Adame, who had been with the network since 2017, was reportedly fired after the footage became public, a claim denied by his former employer, Spectrum News.

According to documents submitted to the New York County Supreme Court, Adame believed he was fired because of a “revenge porn” case.

Adame is suing both Spectrum News and a company called Unit 4 Media LTD, which owns the LPSG adult forum.

Late last week, Adame posted on Instagram to address the situation and “share her truth rather than letting others control the narrative of my life.”

He told his 19,000 followers: “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 an adult webcam website. .

“On this site, I acted out my compulsive behaviors, at home, performing on camera for other men. It was 100% consensual on both sides.

“I wasn’t paid for it, and it was absurd of me to think I could keep it private. Nevertheless, my employer found out and I was suspended and then fired,” he said.

He apologized to The mornings of 1 viewers “for any embarrassment or humiliation I have caused”, but added: “I make no apologies for being openly gay or being HIV positive – these are freebies and I have no shame in them. “

Adame, now unemployed, told MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle last Tuesday that he understands people may be offended by what he did, but he remains unapologetic for his actions.

“I make no unequivocal apologies for being HIV-positive and for being myself – for being an openly gay man,” he said.

He acknowledged that as a public figure, someone for whom the “rules may be different”, he may have had an “error in judgement”.

“I did not commit a crime here,” he stressed. “What happened here is the reverse,” again calling the incident “revenge porn.”

As part of his evidence in court, Adame argued that he was merely adhering to government protocols regarding COVID safety practices which included ‘enjoying sex virtually’ through activities such as video dating. , sexting and participating in discussion forums.

A spokesman for his former employer, Spectrum News, denied that Adame had been fired and added that he had worked with him for months to track down the person or people who leaked the footage. He declined to make any further comment.

In a statement to NBC News, Lawrence Walters, an attorney for the webcam company, Unit 4 Media LTD, said the company’s policy was to comply with legally issued subpoenas and to provide relevant user data when the law requires it.

Walters said, “Capturing and distributing user content without their consent violates our client’s terms of service and forum rules, which may result in offending accounts being suspended or banned.”

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