TMZ is reporting that Stephanie Hayden, the daughter of accused child rapist Will Hayden, is now claiming that her father sexually abused her when she was younger.
Hayden, the owner of Red Jacket Firearms and the star of Discovery Channel’s popular television program “Sons of Guns,” was arrested twice last month and charged with child rape and aggravated crimes against nature for allegedly abusing his 12-year-old daughter, Stephanie’s younger sister.
Stephanie initially defended her father after his first arrest but has since changed her story. She is currently cooperating with investigators and aiding in the prosecution of her dad.
Stephanie is scheduled to meet with Baton Rouge law enforcement next week to discuss the details of her abuse.
Investigators have said that Stephanie’s sister claims that she was raped “almost daily,’ since March of 2013, and that she didn’t say anything because Hayden told her, “don’t tell them nothing because I’m all you got.”
Hayden’s defense attorney told TMZ, “After 45 shows and 20 years, this is the first I’ve heard of it. Her complaints arose only after her income from the show and [gun] shop stopped. She’s still Will’s daughter, and he loves her.”
Following news of his arrest, Discovery Channel has cancelled “Sons of Guns” and Red Jacket Firearms has initiated and received full legal separation from Hayden.