A local news channel in Corpus Cristi caught up with the judge yesterday, who fessed up to being the child beater in his daughters video.
As you can imagine he didn’t have much to say, but he briefly mentioned an argument over a car and it sounds like Hilary might have been pissed off over having to return a car to her father. I don’t know what exactly went on, but I picked up on a few things while reading Hillary Adam’s tweets and I’m getting a feeling of deja vu.
I had a feeling she was over her head after her video went viral yesterday. It wasn’t long before she tweeted:
Thank you to everyone for your support. I hope my father will finally see his behavior from an objective point of view.
Soon followed by:
I’m feeling some regret for publishing the video because to ruin my own father is heavy indeed. But I really want him to seek help
After reading messages and posts all over the internet, she posted the following, a short while later:
I am still shocked that so many people are this enraged. But please, don’t threaten my father. I only want him to finally repent.
Hillary however appears to be ill-equipped and unprepared to deal with the consequences of posting such a video on-line and it’s reflected in other tweets:
My friends are recommending finding a good defense attorney, but the problem is that my bank account has two digits. Any tips?
I sent her a message saying I could recommend a few attorneys in Austin, but never got a response, although she had responded to other messages from me. Already I could see the vulture ‘s in disguise as journalists and others circling in and she being out of her depth.
It showed in more twitter messages she posted:
It is my wish that people stop threatening my father and start offering professional help. That is what he really needs.
Please spread the word that my father needs professional help and not hatred. We can offer him the tools to be a better person.
That’s when I realised as damaged as she was by her fathers abuse, she was maybe having regrets and even confused about airing her families dirty laundry publicly. At that point I suggested maybe she stopped posting and offering interviews.
All the news outlets contacting me: If we have not already spoken, then I will not be able to contact you today. Please be patient.
Yesterday evening (UK time) she posted:
On a flight to New York! And there is a kitty cat on board.
At that point I realised she had been sucked in. Taken in by the allure of the media and the attention she has been receiving from millions, the gal just couldn’t resist and was on her way to the big apple last night. I just hope she got some shut-eye on the flight as it appears she didn’t go to bed after the video went viral….to be expected I guess, but you can only get off on adrenaline for a short time.
Hillary is making a big mistake jetting off to New York and allowing the world into her family’s turmoil but it’s become the norm to wring out families dirty secrets in public, disguised as cathartic and intervention. But how do you heal so publicly? I can’t think of a worse way to deal with personal demons and in the Adam’s family case, it is another reality show I don’t need.
By late night I started looking at the Adams family tale of horror a whole ‘nother way, especially after she tweeted she was on her way to New York. Are these two looking for their own reality show or Book deal? Next stop one of the two charlatans – Dr Drew or Dr Phil?
This morning Hillary and her mother were primed and polished in the make up room before they sat down to talk with Matt Lauer. Hallie claimed Judge Adams has an addiction problem but didn’t expand and both mother and daughter claimed they are constantly harassed by William Adams, despite Hallie leaving the marriage 4 years ago and Hillary living over 170 miles away in San Antonio. They claimed he has harassed them via email, text and phone and again didn’t give specific details. In fact the interview didn’t shed light on anything.
There are laws against harassment and intimidation in Texas, so could they not take incriminating emails to law enforcement? In fact neither made much sense when Matt Lauer asked why she waited so long, she said she didn’t want her father to lose his job and she didn’t know what would happen to her little sister, she and her mother.
Lauer pointed out that her father isn’t up for re-election for another three years, so why pick now to reveal the video. Again they brought up the continuous harassment blah blah.
As someone who went to school between the 70’s and early 80’s I remember getting whooped at catholic school and my father didn’t spare the rod a couple of times with my siblings and I. Grant you, nothing like the Adams assault. In fact back then it was quite common in African and Caribbean families.
Did I enjoy getting licks at school? Hell no and after one too many I struggled with a teacher, took the cane out of her hands and whooped the daylights out of her in the staff room. What happened after that is a whole ‘nother blog post.
Could Hillary at 23 be financially dependent on her father? So it seems from a post on Twitter this afternoon :
Hillary’s father has terminated her phone number/plan (and no access to a PC). This is her friend checking in to update on her behalf.
Now you can’t blame him for doing that can you? There is a possibility she lost it after he wanted the car back and stopped her monthly allowance. She said she told him she would post the video on-line, but being the arrogant son of a bitch he is, he dared her. She called his bluff and now she’s all giddy jetting to New York and being pursued by big time journalists and TV presenters and tweeting that her bra will show if she wears a particular top. For a gal who claims her bank balance 2 digits a paid trip to New York isn’t a bad gig, so you can’t blame her chosing them over local news out lets.
Clearly Judge Adams is in the wrong. That wasn’t a spanking he gave, but a full on assault on a teenage girl and if she is serious about wanting to help him and not revenge. She would have said “OK I did it, let’s all go to therapy”.
Having strangers over the internet whip themselves into a frenzy, to the point of making death threats to your father is not cool. Listen, he may be a douche bag, but he’s your douche bag. Deal with it with his superiors, the law courts and therapy as a family.
Come to think of it, the Adams family woes is nothing extraordinary except that he presides over family matters and he got taped beating the day lights of his sixteen year old daughter.
What to do with the judge? Remove him from the bench, with all this bad publicity all he may be able to do is low grade ambulance chasing with an office in a dodgy part of town.
Watch the interview with Matt Lauer