Judge Beats Daughter With Belt
November 4, 2011 by staff
“No, in my mind that I have done nothing wrong other than my child discipline after being caught stealing. And I lose control, but I have apologized since then,” said Judge William Adams KZTV Wednesday after the video was broadcast on the Internet.
Hillary Adams, the daughter who is beaten in the video, secretly recorded the beating, seven years ago and recently uploaded to YouTube on October 27. The video was later published on Reddit, a link-sharing website, where they accumulate millions of views and provoked anger among viewers.
“I just wanted someone to see me and say, ‘No, Hillary was not right and I’m glad you were able to grow and move beyond this” and “no, her dad was not right”, “Hillary told Chris Adams, ABC News said Cuomo. Defeat Judge Not Sorry
Both Hillary and William Adams, said the beating was punishment for then 16-year-old Hillary Internet download illegally. It was shot in 2004 by a secret camera set up Hillary as she waited for her father would beat her. She said the beatings were a regular part of her life during those years, but not publish the video until now because he feared it would incite more violence, according to the interview.
“Another fight is getting out of control and knew that the beating was coming so I expected,” Hillary said Adams.
Hillary and her mother, Hallie Adams, have since left the family home. The family has said that a younger daughter, aged 11, is living.
The Aransas County Courthouse, where William Adams has his office, put a sign of hearings canceled for the day, according to ABC News affiliate KiiiTV. Telephone calls to the judge’s house and office were not answered today. Neighbors told the news station that the judge and his girlfriend were seen leaving Wednesday, after taking home belongings, including bags, hanging clothes, a briefcase, a laptop, and six to eight cases of weapons.
A message sent to Hillary Adams Facebook Twitter and Facebook account said Thursday that her father had canceled her phone number and telephone service.
The video, which led to thousands of calls of complaint to the court, the sheriff’s office and the police department, also prompted a police investigation into the matter.
“Under Texas law, and the penal code, parents have the right to discipline children. You know what discipline is and what is abuse. That has to be determined as a time,” said Police Chief Tim Jayroe KiiiTV Rockport.
The police attempt to authenticate the video and then flip to the district attorney, so they can present to a grand jury.
The video also shows Hillary’s mother, Hallie Adams, participate briefly in the beating, clutching the strap of her husband and telling her daughter to “act like a woman 16 years of age, and take it.” Hallie has left her husband and apologized to her daughter, she told the Today show.
“I was completely brainwashed and controlled,” Hallie said, noting that her husband struggled with addiction, but did not elaborate on what kind. “I did everything he did. When I leave the room you are telling me what to say, what to do.”
Now, Hillary Adams said her father has suffered enough.
“I think he has been punished enough with this audience only see something like this and I think he really needs help and rehabilitation. We take it out of counseling,” said the program today.
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