Fired NY1 meteorologist Erick Adame wants his job back after he went public over the leaked nude photos that cost him his performance.
Adame – who says he was booted from the Spectrum News channel after someone on an adult webcam site sent his nude pics to his employer – is asking his bosses to look into the outpouring of support he’s received over the scandal , said his representative.
“Call it crazy, call it naive, call it far-fetched, but Erick would genuinely love his bosses and the decision makers at Spectrum [News NY1] to look at the overwhelming response on social media and traditional media and to see that people really love him and are giving him another chance,” Howard Bragman, Adames’ crisis manager at La Brea Media, told The Post.
“His real dream would be to return to the job he has always loved for the past decade and a half,” Bragman said.
The Emmy-nominated weatherman came clean on Instagram Monday about his decades-long secret appearances on an adult webcam website, apologizing and saying he’s getting professional help for the “compulsive behavior.”
He said he was fired after nude images from videos he recorded on a men’s webcam site were sent to his employer and mother.
Adame seeks a court order to force the website to reveal the person’s identity and realizes that he intends to sue them but needs their true identity to do so.
“There was no blackmail. It was classic revenge porn,” a source close to Adame told the Post on Tuesday.
“Someone recognized him and thought they were going to play God and share it with his employer and family.”
Adame’s post has received thousands of likes since Monday, as well as hundreds of comments, many expressing support for the forecaster.
“If people really want him on the air, write to Spectrum, tweet to Spectrum, reach out to them on Instagram and let them know you want Erick back,” Bragman said.
A spokesman for Charter Communications, Spectrum News NY1’s parent company, declined to comment on whether he would consider reinstating Adame.
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