I am posting this because I feel that the other side of things needs to be spoken.
Hillary and her mother appeared on the Dr. Phil show today to talk about the videotape showing Hillary’s father, Judge William Adams and his wife, beating their daughter.
I am not a big Dr. Phil fan, but I actually liked him today. He was fair and balanced in his interview. Not only did Dr. Phil, not allow Hillary’s mother to excuse herself with “I was brainwashed,” but he also pointed out that Hillary was not okay in her action to post the video on Youtube.
The interview revealed that Hillary did NOT show her father the tape beforehand, and she did NOT try to show him his abuse in a private manner. Hillary has publicly stated in other forums, that her father dared her to post the video, but Judge Adams told her, “Post it if it will make you feel better.” This is hardly a man daring his victim to expose him. It appears Hillary was adamant about publicly exposing her father and he was not going to be able to stop her.
Judge Adams declined to be on the show, but he did ask Dr. Phil to ask his daughter a few questions. One of the questions was if Hillary thought about the fact that she has a 10 year-old sister and how this would affect her. The Judge asked if Hillary thought about the fact that he would lose his job, income, and health insurance, and how that would affect the entire family. Hillary replied that she had not thought about her little sister or the family income and health insurance. I did not think about that either. I wrote in a previous article that I felt the Judge should be removed from the bench, but I was wrong. This Judge should have had his previous judgements on child abuse cases looked into, and maybe he should be removed from all future child abuse cases, but he should not lose his job.
As far as the mother goes….She remains in denial about her role and her abuse of her daughter. She says she saw a “witch” when she watched herself hitting her child with a leather strap, but that’s not the same as taking full responsibility.
Dr. Phil asked Hillary’s mother why she beat her child, and why she did nothing to stop her husband from doing it. Her excuses were:
“He was a judge and was I looking to him for guidance.” You need guidance from a child abuser to tell you that you should not beat a child with a leather strap?
“When I beat her, my anger was at him, not her.” Oh, okay.
“I wanted to show him that [the beating] is one time and that’s it.”
I wonder if he got that message before or after she took the strap from him and beat her child?
If you watch the video, Hillary’s mother uses just as much, or even more force, in the lashes as her husband did.
Hillary is in denial about her mother’s role. She said her mother “tried to diffuse the situation by going along with it.” That’s like saying, “my mother tried to lessen the rapes by going along with them.”
Then it came out that Hillary’s mother used to hit Hillary on her own, and shoved her against a wall. Hillary admitted that, on more than one occasion, Judge Adams actually stopped Hillary’s mother and protected Hillary.
Judge Williams has been called a monster, but if that is true, then Hillary’s mother is also a monster.
I personally find Hillary to be a disingenuous and vindictive person. Dr. Phil asked her at the end of the show if she thinks this ruined her father’s life. Hillary laughed, and said it probably did.
This is what happens when an adult survivor of child abuse does not seek help for their rage and resentment. They end up hurting a lot of people, and themselves, by taking rash action that can negatively affect many people.
The Judge has released a statement, via KRIS-TV,
“My name is William A. Dudley. The statement which follows has been reviewed and approved for circulation by Judge William Adams.
The seven year old video presently circulating the internet and now made the basis of international media attention, showing two parents disciplining their 16 year old daughter, who had been caught, by her own televised and internet reported admissions, engaged in repeated criminal activity, was posted for reasons other than as professed by the publisher.
It is regrettable that Hillary Adams, a bright and gifted person, would include in her post that she is or was a disabled or a special needs child. As multiple media appearances clearly demonstrate, Hillary Adams is articulate, possesses a superior IQ, and is capable of functioning as a productive adult in today’s complex society. No one should take the affliction of cerebral palsy lightly. Hillary’s parents did not. Hillary’s condition was monitored as a child and her medical needs met. However, neither should a perfectly capable adult try to use an affliction as a device for media sympathy. It should now be apparent to the world that “disabled” was mislabeled.
In response to the internet post, the media has appropriately attempted to understand why Hillary Adams chose the present time to disseminate the video. To many, her answers to those questions have been confusing and hollow. As she has said by recent interview, she “hoarded” the secret tape for future use, but has not explained, even now, for what purpose. Very few people find palatable her claim that it was to “help” her father.
Perhaps Hillary Adams should explain, if she felt she was raised by a tyrannical father, a claim shared with no one until five years after adulthood, why she insisted on living with her father and not her mother from the time of her parent’s divorce, until she moved out on her own. Hillary Adams has been living on her own for some time, and has been an adult for almost six years, so why post the video in late 2011?
William Adams is of the opinion that Hillary Adams is an extremely bright, highly functional, adult. The media has described her as a piano prodigy, who has competed at Carnegie Hall on multiple occasions. As one of Hillary’s long term teachers noted in the press, Hillary, so close to accomplishment, has of recent “inexplicably dropped out, just two classes shy of completing her [college] studies.” The video in question was recorded well before Hillary graduated high school. If the public must know, just prior to the You Tube upload, a concerned father shared with his 23 year old daughter that he was unwilling to continue to work hard and be her primary source of financial support, if she was going to simply “drop out”, and strive to achieve no more in life than to work part time at a video game store. Hillary warned her father if he reduced her financial support, and took away her Mercedes automobile, which her father had provided, he would live to regret it. The post was then uploaded. The public may wonder if this is the tyranny of which Hillary Adams speaks as her reason to disseminate the video seven years after it was recorded, and five years into adulthood? Is this the reason she “hoarded” the video for seven years?
William Adams regrets the interruption and inconvenience his daughter’s post has caused to the Aransas County, Texas community. Judge Adams is confident that when the dust settles and international media attention has passed, and the work ahead, whether civil, criminal, or administrative has taken it’s full course and has been fully developed, with an opportunity for all sides to ask and answer relevant questions, it will be concluded that Hillary Adam’s actions in 2011 were misguided and misleading.
Judge Adams regrets, if true, that his daughter believes he is in need of healing from the family divorce. Divorce is certainly traumatic, and takes a significant toll on all, especially children. Judge Adams is of the opinion that Hillary’s gesture is little more than a much needed but hard to believe explanation of why she chose to post the video. If this entire event was a plea for help and healing, the methodology is certainly unorthodox. Judge Adams, who among other reasons, still has a minor daughter to consider, chooses to involve the media as little as possible whilst personal family matters are sorted through. The public may ponder what consideration Hillary Adams gave her little sister before subjecting the entire family to world-wide microscopic scrutiny, and permanent consequences.”