Texas Judge William Adams has been suspended from the bench after his daughter leaked a brutal beating video onto YouTube.
According to officials Adams has been suspended effective immediately and he will not be paid during the current inquiry by the State Commission on Judicial Ethics.
Williams chose to temporarily walk away from the bench before the suspension was handed down after he was witnessed by millions of YouTube viewers as he beat his disabled daughter with a belt.
In an order signed on Tuesday it was made clear that while Adams agreed to the temporary suspension and waived the hearing and notice requirement he does not admit any “guilt, fault or wrongdoing” in the case that is currently under review.
The video was taken in 2004 and his daughter Hillary Adams is now 23-years-old. After releasing the video Hillary said she had no choice because her father’s abusive issues were escalating.
In case you’ve missed the video here it is:
Do you think the suspension without pay is warranted?