Stephanie Hayden – the eldest daughter of Sons of Guns star Will Hayden – is now claiming that her dad also raped her when she was a child.
Stephanie had originally defended her dad when he was first arrested on child rape charges, telling TMZ at that time, ‘There was never any impropriety in our home. He was and is a good father.’
But now the site reports that she has changed her story, and is now planning to meet investigators in Baton Rouge to give details about the sexual abuse she allegedly suffered in the hands of her dad.
Recently, Stephanie’s husband Kris Ford (pictured right) posted a poem directed at Will on Facebook, where he wrote, ‘You fooled with my wife when she was young. Sucking and groping, do you remember what was done?’ Stephanie then commented on the poem in her husband’s defense, telling a pissed relative that she permitted him to post the poem because it was his own way of ‘healing’. Both posts have since been deleted.
A lawyer for Will said in response to Stephanie’s about-turn, ‘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.’
Hayden was rearrested on August 19 after his 12-year old daughter told investigators that he raped her several times when she was 11 years old. Discovery Channel cancelled Sons of Guns as a result.