Judge: Daughter posted beating video out of spite
POSTED: Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 9:33pm
UPDATED: Saturday, November 5, 2011 - 5:55pm
McALLEN, Texas — A Texas family law judge says his daughter posted a YouTube video of him beating her several years ago because he told her he was reducing her financial support and taking away her Mercedes.
Aransas County Court-at-Law Judge William Adams issued a statement through his lawyer on Thursday in which he questions his daughter Hillary's motives for posting the secretly-made 2004 video online last week.
The judge does not apologize in the three-page statement for lashing his then 16-year-old daughter 17 times with a belt while she wailed and pleaded with him to stop. He told a TV station Wednesday that the video "looks worse than it is" and that he was just disciplining his child.
Police are investigating and Adams says he will "respond" to any investigations.