Last we heard, former Sons of Guns reality TV star Will Hayden [above] pled not guilty to one count of forcible rape of an 11-year-old girl in a Livingston Parish court, Louisiana. Before that, the former Red Jacket Firearms jefe pled not guilty to one count of aggravated rape in Baton Rouge in connection with his arrest for raping a young girl multiple times between March 2013 and August 2014. But a report on Hayden’s hidden endorsement deals just published on foxnews.com casually suggests that the Discovery Channel’s former cash cow has copped a plea with the state. It says . . .
The former Discovery Channel star and ex-Red Jacket Firearms owner, who last week plead guilty to multiple rape charges in Louisiana, has been ordered by a Baton Rouge state judge to pay more than $130,000 in penalties and damages to his former business partners for secret business dealings using the company’s brand.
“I can’t think why he thought he would get away with all this,” Red Jacket Licensing CEO Joe Meaux, who filed the victorious breach of contract lawsuit along with the other partners against Hayden, told FOX411, “unless he’s a psychopathic megalomaniac.”
Yes, well, there is that. And, one can now say – if the report is true – the rest. Anyway, Fox reports that prison life doesn’t suit Hayden.
A source connected to the show said that Hayden is said to be struggling in prison, gaining weight and depressed.
Meaux and the existing team are not in any way involved in the criminal charges against their former counterpart. But despite the piling troubles, Meaux is determined to keep the Red Jacket name and continue building the business as a leader in the firearms industry.
“So far it is not negatively affecting me to keep the name, so it makes no sense to change it,” Meaux added. “We’re up and running, using our knowledge to create even better products.”
“Even better products”? Would it be churlish of me to wonder how hard that can be?