On Oct 27 a video was posted to YouTube that shows Texas judge William Adams repeatedly beating his disabled daughter. The clip has sparked outrage and the Texas Rangers have been called in to investigate the situation. Adams routinely presides over cases involving youth and he also sits on a county board overseeing the juvenile system.
The video was uploaded by Hillary Adams, the judge’s daughter, and it shows William Adams verbally berating and beating his daughter with two separate belts. She is shown being hit on her legs and the side of her body. During the clip Adams becomes enraged when his daughter, who suffers from Cerebral Palsy, refuses to leave her buttocks exposed for a thrashing. At one point he screams:
“You don’t deserve to be in this fu**ing house!”
Here is the extremely disturbing clip in question. It has been tagged with an age restricted access so I’ll also embed another one:
A clip from MSNBC:
This night happened back in 2004 and Hillary has stated that only a couple of close friends had ever seen it until she decided to post it publicly. She made the decision to record a video that night because she knew something bad was going to happen after her parents discovered that she had illegally downloaded music, otherwise known as just about what every other 16-year-old was doing back then:
“I’m experiencing some regret because I just pulled the covers off my own father’s misbehavior after so many people thought he was such a good person. … But so many people are also telling me I did the right thing.”
Hillary Adams on Today
As for Adams’ feelings about the clip. Let’s just say he doesn’t see an injustice in what he did.
“In my mind, I haven’t done anything wrong other than discipline my child after she was caught stealing,” Adams said. “And I did lose my temper, but I’ve since apologized.”
In a rather revealing interview Adams’ wife, Hallie Adams, who is also seen in the clip beating her daughter and yelling, “Turn over like a 16-year-old and take it! Like a grown woman!,” is now claiming that the beatings were regular and that they were an addiction that became a “family secret.” She also claims that she was brainwashed. Their 22-year marriage ended back in 2007.
You know I usually let these stories speak for themselves but being the father of a precious little girl I can’t let it slide this time. A neighbor said she saw Mr. Adams and his girlfriend packing luggage, a briefcase and rifles into their truck, as if to leave for a while. I say the Texas Rangers need to round up this a-hole and give him a little bit of that famed Texas justice. While they’re at it they need to take mom’s “brainwashed” excuse and slap her across her full of crap face with it.
Kudos to Hillary for having the courage to expose her dad and mom so that she can move on from a childhood I would wish on no one.