Adame, in a long post on Instagram (read below)said he engaged in “compulsive behaviors” even though he worked in television in New York, the nation’s largest media market.
“It was absurd of me to think I could keep this private,” I wrote. “However, my employer found out and I was suspended and then fired.”
NY1, a 24-hour cable news channel, did not immediately respond to HuffPost’s request for comment.
Adame apologized to his employers, viewers and colleagues.
“I get the professional help I need so I can make appropriate decisions that don’t affect those I care about and my career as I move forward in my life,” he said. he writes.
Adame, who had been at the station since 2017, acknowledged that while he did not meet professional standards, “I make no apologies for being openly gay or being HIV-positive – these are freebies and I don’t I’m not ashamed of it.”
Adame sued Unit 4 Media Ltd. in state court Monday to seek the identity of an anonymous user who sent the incriminating footage to NY1 and his mother, according to The Daily Beast.