“Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” was recently canceled by TLC after the network received proof that June Shannon (Mama June) was dating a convicted child molester.
Now more ugly secrets have emerged surrounding her secret relationship with Mark McDaniel, the man that molested her own daughter.
Mama June has continued to deny dating Mark McDaniel, who was recently released from prison after serving ten years for molesting another child.
The reality show’s matriarch has even exposed her nine-year-old daughter Alana Thompson (Honey Boo Boo) to the molester.
Alana is just a year older than when June’s eldest daughter Anna “Chickadee” Cardwell, now 20, was abused by McDaniel at the age of 8.
The photo obtained by TMZ shows McDaniel gently touching Alana’s shoulders as they sit on a staircase behind June.
There are new reports that June’s longtime boyfriend Sugar Bear was aware of his wife’s relationship with McDaniel, but chose to ignore it.
Sources reveal that June continued to keep in touch with McDaniel and it destroyed her relationship with Sugar Bear. June even kept a box of photos of her and McDaniel in the house.
Mama June continues to lie about being involved with McDaniel, but it’s been revealed she was even house-hunting with him in Georgia last month.
She was joined on the home-shopping expedition by daughter Lauryn ‘Pumpkin’ Shannon, who had also lied about the situation.
On Friday, June’s daughter Anna Cardwell confirmed to Radar that her mother’s sex offender ex-boyfriend McDaniel molested her when she was just eight.
Anna said, “I believe she is seeing him and hanging around him. I’m hurt”.
McDaniel was released in March after serving a 10-year prison service for ‘forcing a girl to perform oral sex on him’, but it is understood that this was a separate incident.
June has been secretly dating McDaniel for several months, purchased gifts, including a used car, for him.
Shannon now faces losing her children to child services over her horrific choice to have a relationship with her daughter’s molester.
Susan Boatwright of Georgia’s Division of Family and Child Services, who could not confirm they were investigating June Shannon, stated, “From our point of view, when there are young children who are not able to protect themselves that are in daily contact or living with a sex offender, someone would go out and assess the situation and decide whether the children can stay there or not.”
They added, “If we thought a child was in harm’s way in any way, shape or form, we would develop a safety plan and make sure the children are not around an offender.”
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