The Discovery Channel’s Show Sons of Guns was arrested earlier this week on charges that he committed aggravated rape on his daughter, according to FoxNews.com.
According to the East Baton Rouge, Louisiana Sheriff’s Department, the shows star began raping his now 14-year-old daughter when she was only 11-years-old. According to TMZ, when asked why she hadn’t come forward and reported the rape sooner, she claimed that she was afraid that her father would hurt her and that he had forced her to participate in oral and vaginal sex “almost daily” since she was 11.
“Don’t tell them nothing,” he is reported as having said to her, “because I’m all you’ve got.”
The show, Sons of Guns, focuses on his, Will Hayden’s, business, Red Jacket Firearms. The show has been running for five seasons. Continuing to employ characters of this type is almost certainly an indication that the Discovery Channel is an outlet in decline.
Will Hayen faces additional charges, according the the New Orleans Time-Picayune:
“On Aug. 9, Harden was arrested and booked on molestation charges of a juvenile and crimes against nature. Hayden reportedly told TMZ that charge was sparked from an ex-girlfriend’s allegations. Red Jacket Firearms released a statement denying those allegations.”
Red Jacket Firearms has since disassociated itself from Will Hayden and announced the separation via its Facebook Page on Tuesday:
“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 Discovery Channel has announced that it has cancelled the show in the wake of this new information.