‘Honey Boo Boo’ daughter says she was molested by mother’s boyfriend

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Is “Mama June” of TLC’s “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” dating the man who spent time in prison for child molestation that included one of her daughters?

TMZ is reporting that June Shannon’s oldest daughter, Anna “Chickadee” Cardwell, has confirmed that she was the victim of Mark McDaniel’s abuse.

Anna, 20, told People magazine that McDaniel “would try and touch me and all that stuff” when she was 8-years-old and her mother was dating him.

In a Facebook post, Shannon denied the report saying she’d never put her kids in danger.

But, pictures have surfaced that allegedly show Mama June, her daughter “Honey Boo Boo,” and McDaniel together. TMZ reports that the pictures were taken last month. The photo shows McDaniel touching Honey Boo Boo’s shoulder. See photos here

On Friday, TMZ reported that the network has canceled the TLC series in light of claims that June “Mama June” Shannon, is dating Mark Anthony McDaniel, a man who served 10 years in prison after being convicted of aggravated child molestation in 2004 and who is a registered sex offender.

Speculation that “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” was headed for cancellation began Thursday, when some outlets reported that the show’s future was in jeopardy because of Shannon’s alleged relationship with McDaniel.

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5 comments

  • Sk Yates

    I just REALLY hope that Alana’s (“Honey Boo-Boo’s”) father moves quickly to get SOLE custody of Alana and any other minor children that are his. June disgusts me and has committed the WORST kind of betrayal to her daughter Anna: I’ve never thought that June was particularly intelligent, but what she’s doing now is beyond stupid! A mother should NEVER choose a man over one of (or all of) her children!

    Also, I can’t believe that the authorities aren’t all over this, because I highly doubt that McDaniels is allowed to be around minors with his background.

    Worst of all, either June is ignorant of the fact that pedophiles can’t be cured (and will offend again), or she just doesn’t care. I mean, the last time this guy was her “boyfriend”, he molested HER OWN DAUGHTER and went away for it for 10 years! Regardless of her actual mental acumen, how can June betray Anna like this: not to mention how she’s endangering her other daughters!

    I REALLY HOPE that some authority intervenes: if June wants to be a heartless moron and date McDaniels after his conviction, that’s her own issue/stupidity… but it would break my heart if one of her other daughters were to be violated by this man!

  • wendy nain

    Child molestation is the a heinous crime against children. It just demonstrates the extreme sickness and deprivation of the mind of a perverted pedophile. No place is spared. Recently there have been numerous reported child molestation cases at Kumon Math & Reading centers. Parents send their children to Kumon thinking that they will get an education not get Molested by the tutors and staff at the Kumon.

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