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June Shannon’s child molester boyfriend, Mark McDaniel, has been unfriended by Facebook.
Mark McDaniel, who spent 10 years behind bars for child assault, has been kicked off by Facebook per its policy toward s** offenders.
His account was active until November 18 when his profile was removed by Facebook, multiple media outlets confirmed. Prior to being booted off Facebook, Mark McDaniel had posts from friends welcoming him back home after being prison. His profile photo was of him holding his baby granddaughter.
Mark McDaniel recently completed his prison sentence, which reportedly stemmed from a child assault. Mama June’s daughter Anna Cardwell has made allegations that Mark McDaniel molested her.
For her part, Honey Boo Boo’s mother has said that her relationship with Mark McDaniel is blown out of proportion, but she understands why people are upset that they are seen together.
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June Shannon has finally revealed who is the real father of her daughter Lauryn “Pumpkin”.
For the first time since allegedly resuming her relationship with convicted child molester Mark McDaniel, Mama June is sitting down for an exclusive interview with ET‘s Brooke Anderson to defend her actions and answer the questions everyone has been asking.
Honey Boo Boo’s mother said:“I have nothing to hide, I have nothing to lose.
“I just want, honestly, to tell my side of the story and let’s move on.”
June Shannon, 35, came under fire last month after reports surfaced that she had rekindled a romantic relationship with Mark McDaniel, who was recently released from jail after serving 10 years for aggravated child molestation.
However, according to Mama June, she has only seen Mark McDaniel twice since his release from prison, once at a coincidental meeting and the second time at an arranged meeting to give closure to her daughter Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon, 14, who was raised believing Mark McDaniel was her biological father.
June Shannon’s daughter Lauryn “Pumpkin” was raised believing Mark McDaniel was her biological father
“Since two months to almost six years, she knew nobody but him,” June Shannon explained.
“She was starting to resent Anna and she was starting to ask me questions. I can’t answer those questions for Pumpkin.”
June Shannon says that she arranged a second meeting with Mark McDaniel so that Pumpkin could ask him questions in an attempt to get closure and move on.
“I was sitting right there with twelve other people,” she told ET.
“It was a conversation that she wanted her answers: what happened, why did he leave, you know, if he was her real father. He admitted to her, no. I had already told her that but, you know, she wanted to hear from both sides of the story.”
Mama June revealed for the first time her claim that Pumpkin’s biological father is also the father of her 18-year-old daughter Jessica “Chubbs” Shannon. His name is Michael Anthony Ford, he is a convicted s** offender who served time for exploitation of minors after being caught on To Catch a Predator in 2005.
“Jessica and Pumpkin have the same dad, but Jessica’s dad has had nothing to do with her over the years,” June Shannon said.
“So, why the hell would I open up that can of worms until today? I lied to my family and told them it was somebody else.”
As for whether June Shannon understands why people were so upset over her being seen with Mark McDaniel, she says: “I understand that…and honestly it’s not like I’m seeing him every day, I promise…I wanted to be able to give one of my other daughters closure and now Pumpkin is happy, that piece of our life is over.”
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In a recent interview, June Shannon’s mother, Sandra Hale, revealed she was the one who took Anna “Chickadee” Shannon to the police station and filed accusations against Mark McDaniel on her behalf.
Sandra Hale also believes Honey Boo Boo is in danger.
June Shannon’s mother, Sandra Hale, took Anna to the police station and filed accusations against Mark McDaniel on her behalf (photo ET)
She told Entertainment Tonight: “The reason I say that is because that’s about the same age he likes.
“[The same age] he messed with Anna.”
However, Mama June does not believe that Honey Boo Boo is in danger as her youngest daughter has had minimal contact with Mark McDaniel since his release.
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In a recent interview, Honey Boo Boo’s sister Anna Shannon Cardwell has opened up about the alleged incidents that happened as a child.
The reality star has been in the center of ongoing controversy after she said she was molested as a child by her mother’s then-boyfriend Mark McDaniel.
“Mama can be very selfish,” Anna “Chickadee” told E! News during a one to one interview with Catt Sadler.
“She ain’t tell me she love me in a long time.”
Anna Shannon Cardwell then spoke: “You’re 8 years old, you don’t know. To me, it was kinda like, oh, get off me, it hurts. Stay off and leave me alone. And I’d just go to sleep and cry.”
As for June Shannon’s relationship with Mark McDaniel, Anna Chickadee said: “She’s always loved him.”
The 20-year-old added: “She’s using Sugar Bear to cover her ass.”
Anna Shannon Cardwell has been in the center of ongoing controversy after she said she was molested as a child by her mother’s then-boyfriend Mark McDaniel
Anna Chickadee Shannon told E! News that there are trust funds for all the girls, noting that $30,000 was set aside from show earnings, and claimed that she called the bank and was told there was only $17.90 in the account.
“I have a feeling Mama used that money to buy a car or buy him what he wanted,” Anna Shannon Cardwell told E! News.
June Shannon denies these claims: “Not true. I have never brought a car for him and all her money is there, beside the money I have given her to live on – $400 every month and pay her $475 each month for cell phone bills for the last two years. That’s the only money I have taken out of there.”
Mama June has also denied reports that she and her ex Mark McDaniel, who served 10 years in prison for a 2004 aggravated child molestation conviction, were back together.
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Uncle Poodle will file for Honey Boo Boo’s custody if things get worse with June Shannon.
Uncle Poodle and his fiancé Alan have researched the ground rules for winning temporary custody, the gossip website reports. They say they have the financial wherewithal to support 9-year-old Honey Boo Boo, and they’re getting a new, larger apartment with a spare bedroom.
Uncle Poodle will file for Honey Boo Boo’s custody if things get worse with June Shannon
The gay couple is ready to file for temporary custody if June Shannon does not completely sever her relationship with child molester Mark McDaniel.
Uncle Poodle and Alan will not ask for permanent custody because they’d like to see Sugar Bear eventually care for Honey Boo Boo when he gets back on his feet financially.
They will not ask for 14-year-old Pumpkin’s custody as she hates them.
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June Shannon will not be getting her full salary from TLC for the un-aired season of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, TMZ reported.
TLC is putting the blame on Mama June for the show’s cancellation.
June Shannon will not be getting her full salary from TLC for the un-aired season of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
Sources close to the show told TMZ that TLC’s biggest concern is the welfare of Honey Boo Boo and the other children and they are upset their mother has put them at risk by allegedly dating convicted child molester Mark McDaniel.
The network, citing a morals clause, believes June Shannon does not deserve full payment so they have deducted a significant amount from what she would have received if the show had aired.
However, the children will be paid in full as will Sugar Bear and Uncle Poodle.
According to new reports, Mark McDaniel destroyed June Shannon and Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson’s relationship, even though the child molester was behind bars almost the entire time June was with Sugar Bear.
June Shannon was keeping a box of photos of her and Mark McDaniel in the house, something Sugar Bear knew about and protested, to no avail, TMZ reported. However, Mama June would not get rid of them.
Mark McDaniel molested June Shannon’s daughter, Anna “Chickadee”, when she was just 8-year-old.
Sources close to the family told the gossip website that Mark McDaniel was the subject of frequent arguments between June Shannon and Sugar Bear. He felt she was still emotionally in a relationship with Mark McDaniel even though he had been locked up for years.
It appears June Shannon was seeing Mark McDaniel while she was still with Honey Boo Boo’s father after McDaniel got out of prison in March. The family now believes it was actually June who was cheating, not Sugar Bear, and she used the online dating story to get out of a relationship she had already rejected.
June Shannon denied reports she was dating child molester Mark McDaniel or even seeing him since he went to prison back in 2004.
However, it appears that Mama June’s daughter, Anna Shannon, who was the victim of her ex-boyfriend child molester, decided to leave Here Comes Honey Boo Boo show on the same month Mark McDaniel was released from jail.
Was Anna Shannon’s decision to leave the show linked to a rekindled romance between her mother and the child molester?
June Shannon, 34, said that news of her rekindled romance with Mark McDaniel – who was indicted in June 2003 for molesting her daughter Anna “Chickadee” Shannon when she was 8-year-old – isn’t true.
However, sources claim that Mark McDaniel and June Shannon dated before he went to prison for assault in 2004, and they reconciled shortly after he was released in March.
Sources claim that Mark McDaniel and June Shannon dated before he went to prison for assault in 2004, and they reconciled shortly after he was released in March
Now, Honey Boo Boo’s older sister believes that her mother betrayed her by dating Mark McDaniel again behind the family’s back.
“I believe she is seeing him and hanging around him,” Anna Shannon told RadarOnline.
“I’m hurt,” she added.
Mark McDaniel, now 53, was sentenced to ten years in prison for his crime. He was released from Dodge State Prison on March 1, 2014.
On March 28, according to a statement posted on Mama June’s Facebook page, the Here Comes Honey Boo Boo matriarch announced that Anna Shannon was leaving the reality show: “Anna is leaving the show, I am so sad but its her decision she wants nothing to do with the family.”
June Shannon split from longtime love and Honey Boo Boo’s father, 42-year-old Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson, in September.
Meanwhile, TLC decided to cancel Here Comes Honey Boo Boo amid Season 5 production.
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TLC has decided to cancel Here Comes Honey Boo Boo reality show after four seasons amid child molestation scandal.
The reality show was a spin-off of Toddlers & Tiaras and followed breakout beauty pageant star Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson and her family in their hometown of McIntyre, Georgia.
Honey Boo Boo’s mother, June Shannon, came under scrutiny on October 23 when TMZ reported she was dating a man who was convicted and served time for aggravated child molestation of one of her relatives.
It was later revealed that June Shannon’s daughter, Anna Chickadee Shannon, was the victim of child molester Mark McDaniel. Now, Anna Shannon accuses her mother of betraying her by dating Mark McDaniel again behind the family’s back.
After that story broke, TLC released the following statement: “TLC is not currently in production on Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. We are very concerned about this new information and are reassessing the future of the series.”
TLC has decided to cancel Here Comes Honey Boo Boo reality show after four seasons amid child molestation scandal (photo TLC)
On October 24, the network released a new statement announcing the show’s cancelation: “TLC has cancelled <<Here Comes Honey Boo Boo>> and ended all activities around the series. TLC is faithfully committed to the girl’s ongoing comfort and well-being.”
Honey Boo Boo aired its fourth season finale in August 2014, which brought in 1.81 million viewers. A fifth season had not previously been announced.
On the same day, Honey Boo Boo’s family said in statement posted on June Shannon’s Facebook page: “We just want to thank from the bottom of our hearts the support that we’ve had from our fans, This experience has been awesome to us. Thank you guys for everything we love you all.”
On October 25, June Shannon issued a new statement defending herself: “I want to make a post trying to clear up the rumors remember you can’t believe everything you read! Ppl sell stories to the tabloid everyday that r false! It isnt true i promise my kids r #1 priority over anything else and I would never put them in danger period over this or anything else they r my life this is my past I left him 10 yrs ago for it and I wouldn’t go back.”
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Honey Boo Boo’s older sister, Anna Shannon Cardwell changed her mind after previously defended her mother June Shannon and vehemently denying reports that June was dating her child molester ex-boyfriend, RadarOnline reported.
Anna Shannon, 20, revealed that she was the 8-year-old victim of Mark McDaniel, 53, in 2002 and 2003- and now believes that her mother betrayed her by dating him again behind the family’s back.
“I believe she is seeing him and hanging around him,” Anna “Chickadee” Shannon told RadarOnline.
According to the website, Mark McDaniel was indicted in June 2003 for aggravated child molestation and aggravated s**ual battery on his young victim.
Anna Chickadee Shannon revealed she was victim of June Shannon’s child molester boyfriend Mark McDaniel
Though the case was dismissed, Mark McDaniel was later convicted on aggravated child molestation charges in another case in nearby Spalding County.
He was sentenced to ten years in prison for his crime. He was released from Dodge State Prison on March 1, 2014.
Meanwhile TLC has pulled the plug on Here Comes Honey Boo Boo reality show, June Shannon revealed t in a Facebook video.
June Shannon denied having had any contact with Mark McDaniel in more than 10 years.
June Shannon, 34, split from longtime love Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson, 42, in September.
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