Hillary Adams, the disabled woman seen in a disturbing video getting whipped with a belt by her father, a Texas judge, is asking people on Twitter to stop threatening her dad.
The video showing a man and woman beating Adams, a teenager with ataxic cerebral palsy, for downloading music and video games, went viral and sparked outrage after being pssted to Reddit on Tuesday.
Yet instead of fanning the flames, Adams turned to her 1,100+ Twitter followers and asked them to stop menacing her father, Aransas County Court-At-Law Judge William Adams.
It was just one of several tweets pleading for support from @shoeofallcosmos, which is the same handle as the person who originally posted the video.
HuffPost contacted Hillary Adams over Twitter but has not heard back. In a tweet to a CNN employee, she wrote, "I'm not sure how much I should say, except that above all we need to help my father instead of condemning him."
Web users, however, have not been shy about sharing their feelings -- the YouTube video has garnered over 34,000 comments.
"He should have his f*****g D*** cut off and then he should be tortured for the rest off his life," one YouTube commenter wrote.
"This man is a danger to everyone around him. He needs to be locked away for the next decade, at least, and given the help he needs to become a human being," a Redditor wrote.
HuffPost called Judge Adams several times on Wednesday, but the line was busy each time. It is not clear if he's been the recipient of any direct threats.
According to Slate's Torie Bosch, some Redditors posted the judge's address and phone number, while others posted the contact information for local law enforcement. Aransas County has issued a press release asking people to "refrain from communication with County offices or the Sheriff's Department on this matter...Calls, emails, and faxes only create disruptions for other ongoing county business."
CNN reports that a local Domino's pizza has received nearly thirty orders for pizza deliveries to the judge's residence.
KRIS-TV spoke to the judge on Wednesday (video below) where he admitted that he was the man in the video beating the teenager.
"I really don't want to get into this right now because as you can see my life's been made very difficult over this child," he said. "In my mind I have not done anything wrong other than discipline my child when she was caught stealing. I did lose my temper, I've apologized."
Hillary Adams claims that she secretly taped the assault in 2004. She made it publicly available because of a telephone argument she had with her father recently.
For more on this story, read the report from The Huffington Post's David Lohr.
WATCH: Exclusive video from KRIS-TV: Judge Adams Comments on Beating Video
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