Whipping Judge William Adams: Daughter & Wife Go on Today Show

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The daughter who was whipped by Aransas County judge William Adams and caused an internet sensation by posting the video to YouTube took to the Today show to tell her story. Her mother, now, Adams's ex-wife -- who also whipped her daughter with a belt in the video -- accompanied her.

The daughter, Hillary Adams, told Matt Lauer she hoped the video would cause her father to seek help.

"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.''

Hallie Adams, the mother, said her ex-husband had "brainwashed" her.

"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.''

She also mentioned Adams's "addiction" to something, saying it was "a family secret."

Adams, according to a rough closed-captioning transcript of the show, had this to say to a TV reporter (again, it's a rough transcript):

Adams: No, in my mind i haven't done anything wrong other than discipline my child after she was caught stealing and i did lose my temper but i've since apologized. it looks worse than it is. there is a story. it'll come out in due time . okay?

[reporter]and it's because she downloaded a game onto your computer?

Adams: No. she was stealing -- i don't want to get into it. okay? but there was a reason she was being disciplined.

Here's the judge on tape talking to KZTV (Warning: It includes excerpts from the very disturbing tape; you might want to fast-forward to the 3:35 mark):


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Johnson  J. Johnson
Johnson J. Johnson

A  truly  sick  psycho. He  needs  to be  removed from the  bench. But  in America  ABUSIVE, out  of  control ,  unbalanced, fucktards  like  Mr. Adams  have  their  good  ole  buddies  to protect  them. One  day  he'll  meet  his  match and  then  he'll  have the  crap  walloped out  of  him. KARMA  is a  bitch !!!

Carlos Raul
Carlos Raul

He shoul'd root in jail and his wife as well.. Kids download pirated games all the time.. And she probably did it because he did not want to give her money to buy an original game.All am going to say. "dissipline" that is no dissipline if you believe that is you are just a very sad peeson, you do not deserv the tittle of a men.Ofcourse tine passed she was probably scared still and finaly dissited to step up. This is my personal message to that "judge" you are a very sad person, i pitty your stupidity.

countrybabe
countrybabe

Hillary, you waited to long. He should have been punished years ago. My opinion is all judges are given such power. Judges abuse their powers all the time. This type of person need to be taken behind the barn and given the same treatment. And any mother who stands there and participates is as sick as the husband. Shame.....Mr. Adams!!!!!!!!!  and Mrs. Adams!!!!!!!!!!!  Hillary go take a self defense course and the next time your father lifts his hand to you, let 'em have it. I don't think I could have been so forgiving to your mother. She needs help too!

Ghigh1962
Ghigh1962

This man is so so disgusting!  Makes me sick to my stomach!  He needs help and I sure hope he gets it!  He will have to meet the real judge someday and explain himself to God.  Please get help fro your own sake and your family!  So sad and heartbreaking.

Wahoo Java
Wahoo Java

If Hillary wants to get away from that prick and asshole she can comeand live with us in Illinois. We have a girl that has had cerebral palsyfrom birth. totally disabled, cannot do any basic functions we all take for granted everyday, walk, talk, feed or dress herself, bathroom, etc. etc. etc!

If I ever see this punk-ass sissy man, William R Adams, I willfirst bitch slap him down to the ground so quickly, he will probably cry and piss his pants, then I will remove his belt and beat him until my arms are sore. I will wrap that belt around his feeble neck and drag him around like my puppet on a leash, stomping on his head whenever I feel like it, which will be often.

If Texas had any real men with balls, that would have been done already!I would not have ever thought there were so many cowards down south,especially Texas, where we always hear how tough and brave they are.What shit that is. If you pussies do not take care of this abomination in yourmidst, this pathetic puke who you allow to pretend to be a judge in your wretched society, then I can assure you others will step in and execute swift judgement againstthis atrocity. I curse you all.

MadMac
MadMac

And you're trusted with the care of a child? As far as your little regional tirade, didn't you geniuses elect Blagojevich? So, yeah, your judgment matters less than you might believe. 

And the rest of your rant? Sit down, shut up. You're embarrassing the people in Illinois with more than two active brain cells.

TrueDad
TrueDad

Judge Adams is going for custody of a younger daughter as stated in the front page article on the judge in the Corpus Christi Caller Times.

BeachPeople
BeachPeople

Yeeaaa,..... that might be a bad idea.  I wouldn't let this man watch my dog! I can't forget the swearing and name calling. She must have felt like dirt. I can't imagine he spent a lot of time building a kid's character.

It's his sick need for power, to degrade, and humiliate her. I am shaking. He needs to go to jail. I understand that the girl doesn't want her mom blamed, and I'm sure the mitigating circumstances will be taken into consideration- but mom needs to be charged as well. Perhaps jail is not the place for her, but she was suppose protect her baby.

Also, this is not a 'child', this is a young woman. Kinda giving this another sick twist. Some parents advocate corporal punishment when kids 'don't understand or can't communicate'. I think their wrong, but I get their point. There is no excuse for an adult man to beat a young woman. this is NOT SPANKING.  It's violence against a woman, starting real young in Texas. Those of you who support it- need to become civilized. This is just one reason Texas gets such a reputation for ignorance.

Has he been manipulated? Extorted? Compromised for reasons other than the genuine heart?  Well, if so, he let that happen as soon as he took advantage of those with less power.

Now, having been as reasonable as I can, for as long as I can, I would LOVE to watch a big brawny REAL man kick the judge from here to the BORDER!  Bully!

H_e_x
H_e_x

When your beating your daughter, who has cerebral palsy, just assume people are going to hate you. Sure, some people might advocate beating the disabled, but those people are heartless bastards.

MadMac
MadMac

I had the misfortune of hearing the giggle crew on Yolanda Adams' morning show yuk away on blatant child abuse. As much as I truly despise CPS, MoMos like this justify that bass-ackwards agency.

H_e_x
H_e_x

Reminds me of when people booed a gay soldier during one of the debates. People are getting meaner in this country.

MadMac
MadMac

Yeah, we only respect those on "our" side. Civility might not be dead but it's sure on life support.

Tre
Tre

Also, according to another news source, the actual event occurred about seven years ago in 2004.

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