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Ex-Wife Gets Court Order That Texas Judge in YouTube Beating Video Can’t Be Alone with Daughter, 10

Posted Nov 11, 2011 4:38 PM CDT
By Martha Neil

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There's more fallout related to a viral YouTube video showing a Texas judge whipping his then-teenage daughter with a belt years ago after she allegedly illegally downloaded music and games.

The ex-wife of Aransas County Court-at-Law Judge William Adams obtained a court order yesterday that prevents him from being alone with their youngest daughter, 10, at least until a scheduled hearing later this month, the Corpus Christi Caller-Times reports.

In an affidavit accompanying a 343rd District Court motion seeking the order, Hallie Adams alleges a history of verbal, emotional and physical abuse and says her former husband has had issues with drugs and alcohol, the newspaper reports. Her filing asks that the judge be tested for illegal drug use.

Attorney William Dudley represents the judge, who hasn't been on the Aransas County bench since the YouTube video recently went viral. Dudley couldn't immediately be reached by the Caller-Times for comment.

Hat tip: Houston Chronicle.

Earlier coverage:

ABAJournal.com: "Judge in Viral YouTube Teen Beating Video Takes Paid Leave; Court Ups Security, Cancels Jury Duty"

ABAJournal.com: "Texas Judge Won’t Be Charged re Viral Beating Video, Says Daughter Posted It Out of Spite"

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