Friday, September 19, 2014

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

MONSTER: Fourth Victim Comes Forward To Accuse “Sons Of Guns” Star Of Rape [Updated]

Will Hayden
Former Sons of Guns star Will Hayden has been charged with sex crimes against minors in two Louisiana parishes.
At this point, we’re starting to wonder just how many alleged victims there may be:
The Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office reported William Hayden, a star on the reality television series “Sons of Guns,” has been arrested there on charges of aggravated rape and indecent behavior with a juvenile. This makes four alleged victims and three different charges of aggravated rape and one charge of indecent behavior with a juvenile.
Hayden, 49, faces two aggravated rape charges in East Baton Rouge Parish and an aggravated rape and an indecent behavior with a juvenile charge in Livingston Parish. The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office just added a forcible rape charge on Monday to the list of charges he was booked on there.
Detectives in Livingston Parish said the rape charge is from March 2013 involving a girl who was 11 years old at the time. They added another girl recently came forward and told them she was a victim of Hayden’s in 1995 when she was 12 or 13 years old. He is charged with indecent behavior with a juvenile from those allegations.
At least three of Hayden’s alleged victims are family members. The only one that has come forward publicly is Hayden’s older daughter and fellow “Sons of Guns” star, Stephanie Hayden Ford, who will controversially be discussing the situation on daytime television’s “Dr. Phil.”
Our prayers go out to the many families affected by this apparent betrayal.
Update: Curiously, a sentence in the press release suggests that it was yet another woman who was responsible for revealing the abuse.

The press release from Stephanie Hayden Ford’s publicist Jill Trammel notes (our bold below):
People should also know that recently, after learning of Stephanie’s bravery in going public with her abuse,  another woman close to the family came forward as well.  Her charges of aggravated rape by Will Hayden was released yesterday by the Baton Rouge authorities.  While she has moved as far away as possible from Will Hayden, Stephanie inspired her to come forward with her truth.  Additionally, Stephanie’s 12 yr. old  sister has other sexual abuse charges mounting on the case against Will Hayden from other locations.  What happens in darkness, eventually comes to light and with sexual abuse being so common in our world today, we cannot ignore it, but must work toward helping others be released from their nightmares.  By doing this, healing can begin for the victims and those who love them.
I want to be clear, I have worked with some of our military’s greatest heroes, but Stephanie Hayden Ford is one of the strongest warriors I have been blessed to know.  She has gone public with her story for one reason only,  to help others find the strength and support to do the same.  No one should have to suffer in silence and fear, due to the stigma of sexual abuse. True warrior women do what is right to bring truth and justice to the deserving.  I would also like to recognize another warrior woman, Will’s former P.A. whose courage to report what she saw, allowed for all this truth to finally come out.  Her bravery, along with Stephanie’s, has likely saved a young girl from enduring more terror at the hands of the person she relied on the most.  The accusations and original “spin” by Will Hayden himself,  that there was motive by the PA to frame him, were investigated and the only results have been the uncovering of more financial mayhem by his own hands, that effected the company and the family.
Every passing day, this story seems to get worse and worse for everyone involved.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Sons of Guns’ Stephanie Hayden to Discuss Alleged Rape by Father on Dr. Phil

By Robert Farago on September 8, 2014

Stephanie Hayden (courtesy
“Dr. Phil sits down with Stephanie Hayden, daughter of Will Hayden (“Sons of Guns”), who has been accused of raping a 12-year-old girl,” the official episode guide informs. The heart-to-heart’s scheduled for this Thursday (check local stations for times). Those of you following this sordid story will note that the description does not include Stephanie’s latest allegation: that Will Hayden raped her. No doubt that will come up in conversation. Will Dr. Phil ask if Will Hayden ever used a gun to threaten Stephanie or anyone else? I’m sure of it. If Stephanie says yes, well, I’m with Dan. This entire scandal does nothing to bolster the image of lawful, law-abiding, upstanding gun owners and much to degrade them. It’s ammo for the antis. Add a gun threat and it’s gonna blow up big. Don’t get me wrong: guilt by association isn’t right and it isn’t legal. But it’s how people think, if you want to call it that.

Third "Sons of Guns" Accuser May Come Forward. Daughter To Appear on Dr. Phil

Stephanie Hayden Ford has stepped forward to accuse her father Will Hayden of rape.
Stephanie Hayden Ford is going to make public accusations against her father on “Dr. Phil.”

It’s hard to put into words that angst we feel in covering the implosion* of the Hayden family, who were the stars of the now-canceled Discovery Channel hit reality show “Sons of Guns.”
Recently, Will Hayden was arrested and charged with sex crimes against his 12-year-old daughter. He remains in jail awaiting trial.
His older daughter Stephanie Hayden Ford and her husband Kristafor Ford started making suggestions on Facebook last week that she had been molested as well, and she has now apparently intends to go to authorities to make those allegations official. Sources close to the family suggest that they believe the allegations by both daughters have merit, and that there is physical evidence to support the allegations.
But Fox is reporting that the second accuser isn’t Ford… yet:
Another woman has come forward with allegations against former “Sons of Guns” star Will Hayden, prompting East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Detectives Monday to add forcible rape to the list of charges the 49-year-old is facing.
The victim told detectives she was allegedly raped 22 years ago—when she was 12 years old—while she was staying with the Hayden family at their apartment.
A source with the police told us though there has been speculation that Hayden’s older daughter Stephanie Hayden Ford was making claims against him, the woman who came forward to them is not Ford.
These are incredibly serious charges of a very delicate nature… and that’s why I’m having such a hard time with the revelation that Stephanie Hayden Ford is going on a daytime talk show to make the allegations publicly:
A rep for Stephanie Hayden Ford told FOX411 she was not going to comment on the allegations against her father at this time. She will be appearing on Dr. Phil McGraw’s show on Thursday, and a press release for the show promises that during the episode “Ford makes new allegations against her father.”
“I decided to appear on ‘Dr. Phil’ to tell my story exclusively because I know he would take it seriously,” she said in a statement. “With my father now in jail, everyone in my family and in our company are now talking openly for the first time. I have nothing to gain from this exclusive interview, but to begin living in truth and getting help for myself and my sister. I just pray that our story will somehow prevent another victim from staying silent.”
Red Jacket Firearms did not return FOX411′s request for comment.
Sexual abuse victims respond in widely varying and sometimes erratic ways to the abuse they’ve suffered. Their responses can vary from individual to individual, and a single individual can react in very different ways at different times. In high-profile cases such as this, the pressure can be almost unbearable, and so I have a very hard time judging the affected individuals. I cannot judge Stephanie Hayden Ford for her desire to air these allegations against her father on daytime television.
I do, however, have serious concerns about her representation, both legal and business, who told her it was a good idea to appear on this kind of exploitative show.
Notably, Red Jacket Firearms seems to be distancing itself from the situation (as much as it can, and has issued a cautious “no comment.”
It would have been wise for the Fords to follow their lead.
* This is Second Amendment-related news due to the high-profile nature of the 
firearms-focused show, so we're compelled to cover these events, even though we 
did not care for the way Discovery Channel and the Hayden's portrayed gun owners 
on and off the show.*

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Jimmy Savile abused victims ages 5 to 75 in hospitals across UK, investigators say

Published June 26, 2014

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Release of 'Pillowcase Rapist' to force new neighbor to relive childhood horror

Police: Florida man planned to kill parents, record rape of child