Well, I am sure most of you have seen or heard of the highly disturbing video of the Judge in Texas who used a leather strap to beat his 16 year-old daughter, who has cerebral palsy.
What a fucked up family. The mother makes me sick. I wish both the Judge and the girl’s mother could be prosecuted for felony child abuse, but apparently, the Statute of Limitations has run out.
If you have not seen the video, it is 7 minutes long, and very graphic and painful to watch. You can see it by clicking here.
“The 7 ½-minute video, uploaded by 23-year-old Hillary Adams, shows Aransas County Court-at-Law Judge William Adams viciously whipping his then-16-year-old daughter with a strap.”
Matt Lauer interviewed the mother and daughter on the TODAY show on Thursday. Hillary says:
“I think (my father) has been punished enough just by seeing this go public like this, and I think he just really needs help and rehabilitation,” she said. “I regret that some of my friends and some people close to me have kind of had trouble with this, and of course, I regret that it’s my own father. I’m having very mixed feelings about that, but at the same time people are telling me that I did the right thing, so there have been definitely different emotions.’’
Watch the interview with Hillary, I am not so certain she had any good intentions in releasing this video. I think all three of them have very serious psychological issues and Hillary had better get her reason straight for making this video public. It certainly wasn’t to help anyone. She could have turned it over to police, and to CPS to help her little sister, who still visits the father. She could have shown it to the court system to have her father investigated on his rulings in child abuse cases. She could have handled it many different ways if she “just wanted him to get help.”
What is her true motivation for putting it on Youtube? Why wait 7 years? She took the video because she was sick of the beatings, but when she was old enough to defend herself and after she moved out of the home, she still didn’t do anything with it.
“On the day of the beating, Hillary, who has cerebral palsy, was caught by her parents downloading illegal music off the Internet. Such extreme discipline at the hands of her father occurred regularly, she claimed, so she secretly set up a camera on her dresser and covered the red “on” light with a scarf. Half an hour later, she received the punishment that is shown on YouTube, as her father repeatedly barks, “Bend over the bed!’’ amidst an expletive-filled rant. He beats her with a leather switch on the legs, arms and buttocks while she cries out.
At one point, Hallie, who divorced Judge Adams four years ago, also smacks Hillary with the strap while saying, “You turn over like a 16-year-old and take it, like a grown woman!’’
Watch the video, and you will see that the mother willingly takes the strap from the father and orders her daughter to get ready to be spanked; continuously pointing her finger at her. The father then leaves the room, and the mother hits her daughter with force.
“Get on your goddamn stomach!” she says.
Later in the video, the mother totally blames the daughter, she removes all responsibility from herself so she doesn’t get blamed for her daughter downloading the music.
She then says, “Now I will leave you alone!” and slams the bedroom door shut.
“Hallie learned of the video in April of this year, and saw it for the first time this weekend. She defended her participation in the incident, saying that her husband’s physical and emotional abuse had “brainwashed’’ her.”
Bullshit. She practically enjoyed whipping her daughter. She’s no victim. The father didn’t tell her, or even order her, to take the strap and hit her daughter. She willingly took it from him and joined in, and with anger, towards her daughter.
“I lived in an environment of dysfunction, and it steadily got worse,’’ Hallie said. “I was completely brainwashed and controlled. I did every single thing that he did. When I leave the room, he’s telling me what to say, what to do.’’
Oh? We must have missed that part of the video.
“In an interview with a local news affiliate, Judge Adams responded to questions about the video and the claims of his wife and daughter.
“In my mind, I haven’t done anything wrong other than discipline my child after she was caught stealing,’’ he said. “I did lose my temper, but I have since apologized. It looks worse than it is. There is a story. It will come out in due time.’’
“I think the story that’s going to come out in due time in his mind is that he has projected his problem on to me,’’ Hallie told TODAY. “For the entire four years since I’ve left the marriage, I’ve been abused and harassed with texts (and) emails.’’
Boo hoo. Woe’s me.
“Hillary held on to the video for seven years until a series of small disputes with her father led her to post it on the site Reddit. It quickly went viral.
“I waited seven years because back then I was still a minor and living under his roof and releasing it then, I don’t know what would’ve happened to me and my mother and my little sister,’’ Hillary said. “So waiting until today, seven years later, was about me being able to pull away and distance myself from the consequences.
“It was the straw that broke the camel’s back. It wasn’t any huge happening. I told him I had the video, and he didn’t seem to think anything of it and basically dared me to post it.’ Judge William Adams is not fit to be anywhere near the law system if he can’t even exercise fit judgment as a parent himself,’’ a note on the video reads.
“I think wishing anybody to lose their job is not a really good thing to do,’’ Hillary said. “His being fit for the job, that’s something that I really can’t say that he is.’’
If Hillary didn’t want him to lose his job, and didn’t want justice, and thinks he “suffered enough” then why did she post it? Why didn’t she just keep it hidden like it has been all these years? What self-motivated reason is there for her to release it now? Is the mother the one who told her to do it?
I’m sorry, I know Hillary was a victim of terrible beatings, but she strikes me as not having good reasons for putting the video on Youtube, and for not taking it to authorities instead. Was she blackmailing him until now? Was the mother blackmailing him? Who knows?
“Hillary, who lives on her own, has reconciled with her mother.
“We’re very close now, and when I showed her the video, she started crying and hasn’t stopped apologizing,’’ Hillary said. “I forgive her because she knows everything that happened.’’
I don’t care if Hillary forgives her mother, and don’t know what mother and daughter’s collaboration is involved in posting the video, but mommy dearest is just as guilty of felony assault on a child, and they ALL need psychological help.