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Will HaydenLIVINGSTON, LA – Lovers of dumbass television shows are in mourning after it was learned that ‘Sons of Guns’ was cancelled following the second arrest of the show’s star, Will Hayden, on allegations he raped his 12-year-old daughter on a daily basis.

‘Sons of Guns’ is a reality show on Discovery Channel that featured the day-to-day operations of Hayden’s Red Jacket Firearms, a company that manufactures and sells custom weapons. Season five of the show ended in June of this year.

Earlier this month, Hayden was arrested and charged with molestation of a juvenile and aggravated crimes against nature after his 12-year-old daughter came forward to report Hayden had taken her virginity and orally and vaginally raped her almost daily since she was 11 years old.

She said she never told anyone because she was afraid Hayden would hurt her. According to police documents, the girl claims that Hayden told her “don’t tell them nothing because I’m all you got.”

Hayden would post $150,000 bail the following day, and his lawyer would release a statement that said the charges were false; the product of a psycho ex-girlfriend. His daughter and co-star, Stephanie, would take to the show’s Facebook page to address their fans with a post that read:

“Guys the show is NOT cancelled! We so appreciate the outcry of injustice but [it’s] not true, I guess some [people] just need ratings… We are on a hold with filming while my family takes care of a few things. You guys are the best fans ever & we love you so much! Thank u for standing strong with us!”

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But it wasn’t over for Hayden. After gathering more information, the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Department decided to tack on an aggravated rape charges and re-arrest Hayden on Wednesday. He was taken into custody in Livingston, Lousiana, as a fugitive.

This latest arrest prompted the Discovery Channel to cancel the show. “Given the serious and horrific nature of the charges against Will Hayden, we have decided to halt further production of ‘Sons of Guns’ and cancel the series,” the network said in a statement.

Red Jacket Firearms has posted their own statement on Facebook.

“Today, Red Jacket Firearms has received complete legal separation as an entity, from Will Hayden. We will continue to operate, although with heavy hearts and promise to do everything in our power to fill customer orders, back orders and provide support to those affected by these new developments,” the statement reads.

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  • 1DireWolf

    What a creep. This little girl is going to have a hell of a time with trust issues and need years of therapy. Hope his dick rots off.

  • Sarah L4d

    I’m confused as I don’t watch the show, but I presume that “Stephanie” is another daughter? Or was her FB hacked to post that statement?

  • Texas Ranger

    She’s the older daughter of his on the show. I don’t know where the young one came from.

  • Sarah L4d

    Wow, thats cold of the older sister to post something like that after its told her younger sister was raped daily by their own father. I will have to do some further investigation of this. (Unless of course its not true, but two arrests suggest otherwise.)

  • Kim Graves

    The daughter he raped was with the now ex gf i am betting the older daughter was also and since she gets paid from the business she wont tell, but then again not every pedo molests every kid available, they do pick and choose, i was my sister was not,

  • Evan
  • Texas Ranger

    I’m sitting back and seeing how it plays out. If he wasn’t on TV, we wouldn’t know anything about this. I will say this…I always thought the whole family a little strange.

  • Technomancer

    From an article I just read. Apparently he said this in one of the articles…..

    Faced with a “virgin kit” — a gun that has never been assembled before —
    Hayden expressed disapproval. “As with any virgin, I can pretty much
    promise you this kit is going to end up being more trouble than it’s

  • Technomancer

    Ugh…I meant in one of the episodes. That’s 3 hours sleep for ya.

  • Right. The fact that he was rearrested and extra, more severe charges were tacked on gives me reasons to suspect physical evidence.

    That said, I am unfortunately personally familiar with a situation in which a mother coached her young daughters to claim their father was molesting them, and it landed him in prison for a very long time. So, that happens too.

  • Evan, while I appreciate the fact-finding efforts, in the event that these allegations are true, I’m not comfortable with the potential victim’s image being featured here. I do hope you understand. 🙂

  • Kelly

    It isn’t 100% clear if it’s his daughter or not because some things I’ve read say it’s the daughter of his X girlfriend and others say it is his daughter. My old man loves this show and he was floored when I told him. I’ve watched it a few times (forced) and he was always creepily protective of his older daughter but she never gave the impression of a raped child? Who knows, we’ll see what the evidence finds.

  • Texas Ranger

    I was thinking the same thing.

  • King A sshole

    A reality show and a pedophile at the same time? This is a good day.

  • Lena60

    Maybe they should rename the show Son of a Bitch. I have never heard of this show till the article.

  • JohnQknowitall

    Reality TV gets even more real over and over and over. Produced because they are cheap and monkeys like to watch monkeys. Something tells me this will not be all the cheap for anyone involved.

  • CurzonDax

    So is one of those things where we automatically believe it because a kid said it or do we wait for actual evidence?

  • MrClayton

    I think (hope) I missed something. Did you remove a pic Athena?

  • MrClayton

    Well, if it turns out to be a fabrication, there is going to be some lawsuits flying. But “aggravated” and “fugitive” leads me to think that is why Discovery sanitized it’s site of SOG.

  • I did indeed. It was a still shot from the show.

  • Buffettgirl

    I gave this effin S.O.B the benefit of the doubt, now, now I’m pissed off beyond measure. Not only because of what he did and how incredibly heinous it was, but I HATE it when I give someone the benefit of the doubt and they didn’t deserve the reprieve!

  • bob marley

    turns out Steph was assaulted too when she was around the same, 12. Kris posted a ‘poem’ that pretty said everything, Steph confirmed in that post as well. It has since been deleted.

  • thebossessecretary

    Scum is everywhere. On TV, too. Lots of it on TV.

  • itsknotme

    itsknotme rule #1,001 – Never let a so called ‘Gun Pro’, who focuses on young girls, set your gun sight. Nine times out of ten, you won’t hit your target; and, you’ll probably hit the girl’s father instead.

  • Twisted1

    Not uncommon. In my situation my brothers still maintain a close personal relationship with my father. They have chosen to believe that I lied about my abuse. It’s easier to think I am a liar then for them to face the truth.

  • patrickdh10

    Dumbass reality television shows is actually a compliment compared to what they really are. Television has plummeted so low that any chance of decent programming has vanished forever. I mean, waddling overweight families,psychotic brainless divas,naked people running around bungling in the jungle or going on imbecilic blind dates,country bumpkins and clodhoppers exterminating the wildlife,pawn stores which plunder and fleece the customers,etc… If the topic is utterly stupid,crass and geared for those with IQ’s equal to or less than their age then it qualifies for a reality show.

  • CD

    She (older daughter) may have suppressed any icky memories, minimized them, or she may feel extreme guilt in failing to protect little sis, or the accused may not have had the access to victimize the older sis. Or a mix of many variables….

  • CD

    Agreed Sarah, still stone cold of her to comment at all 🙁

  • Sejanus

    Well spotted.
    The girl doesn’t need to be victimized further.

  • Sejanus

    There is no singular act as evil, repugnant and without a justifiable call for mercy than abusing a child.
    This redneck bastard has managed to make it doubly worse by destroying his daughters innocence in a very public manner.
    May the infections of Pandoras Box flow into him and rot him from the inside out….oh too late the sonofabitch is already a friggin mess beyond words of a combination of disease and vileness.
    If they ordered the death penalty for him tomorrow I would offer to pull the lever.
    Hell I would offer up $1000 to be able to.

    As for the older daughter on FB..shut the Hell up!

  • Mary H

    It was left out that during the first arrest when the mother first filed a complaint the child said nothing like that happened that’s why Hayden was released upon his release he made the statement that the allegations were an act of revenge stemming from his break up with the mother. Now the girl is saying that it did happen, does anyone else find that to be a little shady? what if he really didn’t do it? If that is the case I hope the mother is charged for false allegations that are ruining peoples lives. Now on the other hand if he did I hope he is Charged as well , but before I take a side I’m going to see how it plays out there’s just to much that’s not adding up here.

  • Mary H

    If he assaulted her too, why is she even around him? I know I wouldn’t want anything to do with a scum bag that assaulted me and I sure as hell wouldn’t work him.

  • link07

    If he did it send him to hell… but put the pitchforks down until the truth is out. I have a friend whose evil x convinced her daughter to accuse him of molestation. He spent 2 years in jail for something he never did.

  • Bambee

    The Discovery Channel is still a thing? I remember when it came with basic cable line up year’s ago it was an educational type channel. Sounds like it’s turned to garbage, just like everything else on TV.

  • McDanel_1771

    My stepfather said my mom would be angry at me, and later said no one would believe me. All I could think was if I told, and was still trapped there with him, life would really be awful. I became locked in this situation where every time it happened, I blamed myself for not telling, and when it was over, I would hope it was the last time, so I didn’t have to tell. Everything depends on the traumatized mind of a mentally unsophisticated child. I take no stand one way or the other here, but maybe she thought it all would end with the first charge and she wouldn’t have to talk about it, or have it happen any more. If the assaults then resumed, well, she’s older, and might not believe the same threats anymore.

  • McDanel_1771

    Money and psychological dependence. Maybe she responded to rewards or gifts, and feels guilty, trapped in a lie of public denial, while lapping up the benefits of a secure life. Just my pure speculation.

  • McDanel_1771

    I wonder if the aggravated rape charge was inspired/sustained by a physical exam of the girl?

  • Andre Leonard

    If convicted, lets hope he gets the maximum sentence available and has to serve it in general population. With all the grown legal age women available, behavior like this is inexcusable

  • Mary H

    The arrests were within weeks of each other and he isn’t living with them since the break up. so she didn’t have to face him everyday he was in police custody the first time if she would have said something did indeed happen the police would have kept him away from her she would have been protected , but she told them nothing happened the first time.

  • Mary H

    All the material items in the world wouldn’t make me like someone who hurt me. if she chose the material items what does that say about her?

  • It means she was psychologically damaged by abuse (assuming abuse happened). Trauma affects everyone differently, especially when that trauma occurs while the brain is developing.

  • MrClayton

    I don’t know what to say. just clap…..clap….clap…..clap awesome post.

  • EmilyClocke

    “Aggravated crimes against nature”? That’s an actual charge? They might as well call it “aggravated being a scuzzy assclown”.

  • bob marley

    For anyone questioning the truth of these allegations here is what Kris posted on facebook then deleted later, comments on that post from Steph confirmed that she confided in her husband and gave him the ok to post it.


  • CD

    Okay Mary, I am going to give you the benefit of the doubt in assuming that you don’t have first-hand knowledge of what the shame and guilt does to f#ck up a victim’s psyche. Especially a child victim. If so, you are lucky and I’m glad for you. Either way, for you to assume that a child should act according to your standards of expected behavior is a bit foul. No offense intended.

  • Mary H

    I’m not trying to hold her up to my standards because I know everyone is different, but if she had to chance to free her self from this one would think she would have taken the opportunity that the police gave her he was already in custody if she told them the first time police wouldn’t have released him. I know if something like that happened to me I would do what ever it took to protect myself and get them away from me. If he did do it I’m very sorry that she didn’t have the support system in her mother giving her the strength to come forward and I hope she gets the help she needs to get through this.

  • Wicked Smilee

    Generally, When abuse begins before you can comprehend the complexities of relationships, you don’t respond as a victim, because you don’t know it’s avoidable. You accept what’s offered hierarchically; Do as your parents say, and you adapt, and survive, and try not to be humiliated any more than you are already, by keeping it secret… It’s a vicious circle….

  • Wicked Smilee

    Reality tv breaks the SAG union, allowing below scale salaries, without benefits, or contracts. 100% Profits going to the studio. Its not by accident or public demand that this crap is on every channel.

  • Wicked Smilee

    I was in my 30s before I admitted I was a victim. Even then, I minimized.

  • Wicked Smilee

    A lot more get away with rape, than get falsely accused.

  • Ninja0980

    The worst part is how it has utterly destroyed channels like History, Discovery and the Weather Channel among others.

  • misssmartypants

    You would get away and protect yourself, with your life experience now, as an adult. But she is a kid. A kid without that knowledge or sophistication
    Plus, it might have been viewed as skeptical, because of her dads manipulative skills and tv fame

  • BostonBurns

    I didn’t watch the show but I would be surprised if there wasn’t a lot of “family values” political bullshit smattered in there.

  • Not if her dad is innocent

  • Jeff Ochs

    This is all a bit suspicious… sounds like attention getting and a police dept jumping to fast. Let’s see what comes out in court – Typical reality TV show stars like this make plenty of money and through syndication he has notoriety. It sounds like the ex girlfriend had her hand in this. Ugly way to ruin lives if this is all false.

  • Whatevn

    Well now the older daughter is saying she was abused too…

    Glad the little one had the courage to say something.