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Is Hillary Adams trying to cash in on her family turmoil?

The judge talking to a reporter yesterday. Photo www.kristv.com

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.

Hillary Adams yesterday outside her mother’s house in Portland, Tx.

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?

Mother and daughter – Hallie and Hillary Adams (right) interviewed by Matt Lauer on NBC’s Today show this morning.

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

11 Responses to Is Hillary Adams trying to cash in on her family turmoil?

  1. Maria 04/11/2011 at 3:06 am

    Yeah, I agree with you that the guy is a douchebag. He straight up beat his kid, probably not just once. I think that’s why it resonates so deeply with so many people. They flashback to their own childhoods. This fact on its own is disturbing. That so many people are reacting with such intimate, painful empathy to the event. What the hell are we doing to our kids?

    But you also nailed it by writing one of the more level headed takes on the motivations and consequences behind these actions in the now. Families are messy, complex, fucked up things. I’m not excusing his actions as a father. Nor do i think she shouldn’t have released the video, or should feel any guilt about it.

    But… it’s been fascinating and eerie watching the events unfold and I think this incident escalates the trend for everything, every moment and relationship in our lives to be media/entertainment for the voyeuristic masses.

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  2. Devon 04/11/2011 at 3:27 am

    No one cares about her motivations. What happens between them in terms of money and dependance is irrelevant. All this article proves is she probably has less and then pure intention on releasing the video. True enough ,but bottom line is the content in the video itself doesn’t change. He physically abused her, and her setting up the video indicates a good chance of repeat behavior, not to mention hers and her mother’s testimony give a good indication that this has gone on a long time. This video is all the proof anyone needs for him to lose his job. Charges, etc, all that other stuff is between family members and the law, but his job, no sorry, he does not deserve to be a judge. No person who can physically abuse their child in that way, in such a dominating fashion, saying the things he said has any right to hold power over the lives of the public.

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  3. Devon 04/11/2011 at 3:29 am

    Also, I completely agree that the public is getting to involved and way to emotional over this. yes, he did something awful, but death threats? come on, be reasonable people, even his daughter asked everyone to stop.

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  4. Liz Van Essen 04/11/2011 at 5:05 am

    You question her motivtion; it is entirely irrelevant. This man is well educated and presides over the very things he himself has inflicted on a child. He has no more justiification for slamming a belt aginst her person as I would to a complete stranger that picks a fight with me in the street. It ‘s a good thing this has come out – we expect much better from those that are in position of authority. I’m only sorry she was unable to bring this to the light of day much sooner so he could be criminally prosecuted, which is what he deserves. She has suffered enough, put yourself in her shoes and show some compassion.

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  5. Kris 04/11/2011 at 5:59 pm

    These two don’t even know how messed up they are because of the abuse.

    You have nailed it with seeing that they’re being swept away by the media. They can’t see it – yet.

    It’s too bad that they didn’t think of getting a lawyer to act as their counsel and to guide them through this. Some one like Gloria Allred or sommat whose been around the track a few times – because I think Daddy-san is a conniving little bastard and he will be on a mission to make both their lives hell – and will do it by dragging mama through the courts for custody of the younger daughter.

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  6. Just a woman 05/11/2011 at 3:41 am

    Why is everyone defending the former MRS Adams? She witnessed the attacks and participated in them. Her daughter– and the American public–are being manipulated by this woman who is playing the role of a poor-brainwashed-abuse victim. The majority of spousal abuse victims defend their own children…but this woman partnered up with her husband and physically and verbally abused that poor 16 year old girl. She was an accomplice not a victim. Reminds me of the Manson’s family back in the 70′s. (Charlie and his angels are still in jail). MRS Hallie Adams is her X-husband’s partner in crime. The only victim here is Hillary Adams.

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  7. word 05/11/2011 at 12:01 pm

    picking apart the motivations of abuse victims is p. cool dog

    no wait how about you hang yourself

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  8. Paul 06/11/2011 at 1:17 am

    There is another side to Hillary Adams.

    These are screen shots of posts she made about drugs, prostitution and beastiality. It also shows her to be a racist.

    http://tommycatkins.com/soac1.png
    http://tommycatkins.com/soac2.png

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  9. Paul 06/11/2011 at 2:03 am

    Here is another one

    http://i.imgur.com/JBhWY.png

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  10. Truth 06/11/2011 at 9:07 am

    [quote]Next stop one of the two charlatans – Dr Drew or Dr Phil?[/quote]

    Looks like Dr. Phill offered her a better deal. She’s on his show Nov 9th (not yet announced, so hush hush!) :P

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  11. Torbjorn Halvsted 11/11/2011 at 9:55 pm

    Hallie Adams has got a temporary restraining order against William Adams. If what she says is true how in hell did he manage to go to work every day high on drugs?

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