I didn’t watch the Dr. Phil show where Stephanie Hayden Ford talked to the eponymous balding individual, but a writer from NOLA.com did. In her interview, Stephanie discussed her father Will Hayden and the current trouble he finds himself in, vis a vis the alleged inappropriate touching and rape of small children. Stephanie originally came to her father’s aid and defended him against the allegations, but as the charges have mounted and her own sister has come forward she has changed her tune. She had the following to say to the future Hair Club for Men member . . .
Hayden told Dr. Phil, in the prerecorded interview, that when she was 12, her father got drunk and began kissing her on the neck.
“He said come give me some love,” Stephanie Hayden said, recounting the events she claims occurred more than 20 years ago. Hayden said her father pulled her shirt off and began kissing her chest. Soon after, she immediately jumped up and got off of him. Hayden said her father never touched her again in that matter.
Stephanie Hayden Ford says she is now coming forward to be strong for her sister.
“I know my sister needs someone on her side,” she told Dr. Phil.
I’m usually the first person to point out that not every arrest leads to a conviction and that we live in a place where “innocent until proven guilty” is a thing, but this really doesn’t look good for Will. The charges keep piling up, and the witnesses seem credible enough.
Sons of Guns is as dead as Jimmy Hoffa. Red Jacket Firearms as a brand may never recover, mainly because their entire business was built off their name recognition and without the show they are dead in the water. And as for the Hayden family, this is something that will take more than a drunken Thanksgiving dinner to smooth over.