Judge William Adams Taped Beating Daughter Hillary Adams (Video)
Hillary Adams Uploads Video of Her Father, Judge William Adams, Beating Her with a Belt
William Adams, a judge in Aransas County, Texas, was caught on tape as he beat his disabled teenage daughter, Hillary Adams, with a belt. The video is below- it's fairly graphic. Apparently, Adams was beating his daughter, who blogs under the name shoehedgie, because she was illegally downloading music.
The video was apparently shot in 2004, but was uploaded on October 27, 2011. Hillary Adams then posted the video to Reddit, where it gathered viral momentum. After shoehedgie's account was compromised, resulting in a fake AMA, Gawker spoke to a friend of Hillary Adams, who confirmed that the man beating the girl in the video was William Adams.
Judge Adams confirmed that the video is real, saying "it's not as bad as it looks on tape". William Adams is getting death threats from internet vigilantes who have picked up on this story; even Hillary Adams doesn't want her dad to be physically threatened.
Rockport, Texas police are investigating the incident.
Hillary Adams uploaded the video to YouTube, along with the following description:
"2004: Aransas County Court-At-Law Judge William Adams took a belt to his own teenage daughter as punishment for using the internet to acquire music and games that were unavailable for legal purchase at the time. She has had ataxic cerebral palsy from birth that led her to a passion for technology, which was strictly forbidden by her father's backwards views. The judge's wife was emotionally abused herself and was severely manipulated into assisting the beating and should not be blamed for any content in this video. The judge's wife has since left the marriage due to the abuse, which continues to this day, and has sincerely apologized and repented for her part and for allowing such a thing, long before this video was even revealed to exist. Judge William Adams is not fit to be anywhere near the law system if he can't even exercise fit judgement as a parent himself. Do not allow this man to ever be re-elected again. His "judgement" is a giant farce. Signed, Hillary Adams, his daughter."
You can watch the Judge William Adams video below; again, it's not for the faint of heart.