November 23rd, 2011
03:26 AM ET

Judge taped whipping daughter is suspended

Judge William Adams, who made national headlines after the release of a 2004 video of him beating his then-teenage daughter, has been suspended by the Texas Supreme Court.

The reason for the action was not mentioned in an order of suspension that was made public Tuesday.

Adams, a court-at-law judge in Aransas County, was roundly criticized when his now-adult daughter posted online a video of him beating her with a belt when she was 16.

The video also showed the judge cursing and berating Hillary Adams.

Adams was punishing the girl for using the Internet "to acquire music and games that were unavailable for legal purchase at the time," Hillary Adams wrote on the web posting.

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  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    I don't think that any music or games should be "unavailable for legal purchase" by adults in the USA.
    Whether some music and games should be available for legal purchase by children of different ages is a different matter.

    November 23, 2011 at 3:57 am | Report abuse |
  2. Havlin

    He was suspended because he got caught, not because of what he did. We don't need more fools sitting behind a bench anyway, so it's all good.

    November 23, 2011 at 3:58 am | Report abuse |
  3. graham slam

    That waht kid need to do take tape
    Of them
    Behind close doors

    November 23, 2011 at 5:24 am | Report abuse |
  4. graham slam

    That want kid need to do take tape
    Of them
    Behind close doors

    November 23, 2011 at 5:26 am | Report abuse |
  5. gung hoe

    ILL bet he wishes he could take bake every time he hit his daughter!But then again he probably beats his wife

    November 23, 2011 at 7:58 am | Report abuse |
  6. **cosmicvox *

    So she got disiplined, Big Deal. Snarky little brat, biting the hand that feeds. Hopefully someday soon she shall also experience the Joy of Child Rearing.

    November 23, 2011 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    @ cosmicvox, theres a very big difference between discipline and abuse and both he AND his wife crossed that line!

    November 23, 2011 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    And you CAN enjoy child rearing without resorting to violence! I admit there are times when its a struggle but you get thru it and become better people for it! There is NEVER NEVER, a justification for abuse!

    November 23, 2011 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  9. banasy©

    This man is in no position to be a family court judge.

    Hitting a child or hitting women is reprehensible, and to suggest they somehow deserve ot is just as reprehensible.

    The true measure of a man is not one who acts on those impulses, rather, one who walks away.

    November 23, 2011 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |


    November 23, 2011 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    OMG DRAK! Does it matter?

    November 23, 2011 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  12. Pete Sake

    I'm tired of this stupid family and I want them to go away. And DRAKO she is not bad looking.

    November 23, 2011 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  13. BOMBO

    Why did this take so long?

    November 23, 2011 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  14. chrissy

    @ BOMBO, most likely because who was she gonna tell? She had to wait til she was an adult because unfortunately the vast majority of ppl in this country prefer to stay stupid on this topic! Plus her dad was a judge with lots of connections!

    November 23, 2011 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  15. BOMBO

    I'm actually wondering why the Texas Supreme court took so long to issue the suspension.

    Pete, you remind me of a chronically depressed Aunt of mine. Hates everything. She's great fun.

    November 23, 2011 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
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