A judge suspended after an online video showed him beating his teenage daughter is asking the Texas Supreme Court to reinstate him.
Judge William Adams' former wife, however, opposes his return to the bench.
Adams was suspended last year after the 2004 video went public. It showed him beating his then-16-year-old daughter because she downloaded online music and games.
"I have not been able to get anyone to protect me and now I am trying to protect the public from being judged by a person that I feel does not have the capacity to act fairly and effectively as a judge as evidence of how he has treated his own family over the years," Hallie Adams said Wednesday.
As a judge, William Adams handles misdemeanor cases, including family-related and juvenile court issues.
The 7 1/2-minute video is punctuated by cracks of the man's belt and the girl's screams and cries.
At one point, the man says to his near-hysterical daughter, "What happened to you, Hillary? Once you were an obedient, nice little girl. Now you lie, cheat and steal."
At another point, he yells at her, "You want to put some more computer games on? You want some more?"
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