Another set of tragic charges has been filed against stars of the now-defunct reality series Sons of Guns.
TMZ reports that Stephanie Hayden and Kris Ford were arrested Friday in Louisiana for allegedly beating a 9-year-old boy.
The report says Kris beat the boy, Stephanie’s son, so hard with a belt that it left bruises. According to TMZ, Parish of Livingston officials are saying the boy was Stephanie’s son from a previous relationship and the incident happened last month. Kris is accused of hitting the boy on his lower buttocks area.
TMZ also reports that Stephanie was taken into custody but is not accused of hitting the boy. Reports say the boy told police his mom was in the same room at the time of the beating but she didn’t participate.
Stephanie’s dad, Will Hayden, was taken into custody in August for allegedly molesting his other daughter. At the time, Stephanie told police, “There was never any impropriety in our home. He was and is a good father.” Will claimed his ex-girlfriend accused him of molestation as retaliation for their breakup.
But in the time since then, Stephanie has changed her story and accused her father of sexually abusing her, too. After Stephanie said she would meet with investigators to recount the abuse she allegedly suffered when she was young, Kris posted a poem on Facebook, seemingly directed toward Will, that read, in part, “I dare you to say my wife is a liar.”
Stephanie commented that she had given her husband permission to post the poem, but both posts were later removed. An attorney for Will told TMZ, “Her complaints arose only after her income from the show and [gun] shop stopped. She’s still Will’s daughter, and he loves her.”
Sons of Guns was canceled in August.