Horrifying. William Hayden, the star of Discovery’s ‘Sons of Guns’,’ has been arrested and charged with aggravated rape after allegedly taking his own daughter’s virginity when she was just 11.
William Hayden, 49, is suddenly a household name — and it has nothing to do with his now cancelled reality show. The former star of Sons of Guns has been accused of and charged with aggravated rape after allegations surfaced that he took his own daughter’s virginity in 2013 when she was just 11 years old. Awful.
‘Sons Of Guns’ Star Will Hayden Arrested, Accused Of Raping Daughter
This is horrifying news.
Will Hayden, known for appearing and leading the cast of Discovery’s latest reality hit, Sons of Guns, was arrested on Aug. 11 for allegedly molesting his daughter when she was just 11 years old.
According to TMZ, Will was originally released, but later re-arrested on Aug. 26 and charged with raping his daughter. The report claims he took her virginity in 2013, and continued to orally and vaginally rape her for “almost daily” quite some time after that.
Now, Hayden’s own daughter is backing up the claims, which were originally made by his ex-girlfriend and the mother of the girl. Police documents obtained by TMZ reveal that the girl, now 12, has claimed that her father threatened her physically, allegedly telling her, “Don’t tell them nothing, because I’m all you got.”
Shortly after the news broke of Will’s arrest, Discovery released a statement announcing that they would be cancelling Sons of Guns immediately.
“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 an official statement.
Our thoughts are with Will’s daughter and her family as she recovers from this traumatic ordeal.
— Lauren Cox