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