The Discovery Channel has canceled ‘Sons Of Guns’ following star Will Hayden’s arrest for allegedly raping his 12-year-old daughter.
In the wake of Will Hayden‘s arrest for the alleged aggravated rape of his daughter, 12, the Discovery Channel has opted to cancel Sons Of Guns ahead of its sixth season.
‘Sons Of Guns’ Canceled After Will Hayden’s Arrest For Allegedly Raping Daughter
“Given the serious and horrific nature of the charges against William Hayden, we have decided to halt further production of Sons Of Guns and cancel the series,” Discovery revealed in a statement to Deadline.
Sons Of Guns centered around Will Hayden’s weapons shop Red Jacket Firearms, where he and his team manufactured, bought, and sold all manner of custom-made firearms.
Will Hayden Initially Arrested For Child Molestation; He Insisted They Were The Claims Of A Bitter Ex-Girlfriend
Will was initially arrested in Louisiana for child molestation in early August after his ex-girlfriend went to the police, claiming that he had been molesting the child they shared, according to TMZ. The daughter in question, 12, is being raised by Will and his new wife, and Will claimed at the time that his ex-girlfriend’s accusations were false and came from a place of bitterness. He made bail and was released.
After his first arrest, his older daughter Stephanie, who also appeared on Sons Of Guns, told TMZ that “There was never any impropriety in our home. He was and is a good father.”
However, he was picked up by police once again on August 26 after an added count of child rape, following the 12-year-old girl’s claim that she was “orally and vaginally raped almost daily, but did not report it because he threatened her physically,” says TMZ.
He allegedly took her virginity when she was just 11 years old. The girl told police that her father would tell her: “Don’t tell them nothing, because I’m all you got.”
If guilty, we hope that Will Hayden is dealt swift justice for this absolutely horrific crime and we’re glad that the Discovery Channel made the right choice by canceling Sons Of Guns.
— Amanda Michelle Steiner