June shannon dating child molester

june shannon dating child molester

June Shannon--better known as 'Mama June' on the cancelled TLC show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo --admits she has dated not just one, but rather two sex offenders. She says she isn't presently in a relationship with convicted child molester Mark McDaniel, but says she was romantically involved with another sex offender--Michael Anthony Ford, many years ago.

Mama June did an interview with Entertainment Tonight earlier this week. She claimed that daughters Lauryn 'Pumpkin' Shannon and Jessica 'Chubbs' Shannon were both fathered by Michael Anthony Ford. Ford was convicted of sexual exploitation of minors. He was caught on a 2005 episode of NBC’s To Catch a Predator .

June Shannon claims she 'is done' with Mark McDaniel. She spoke with Dr. Phil McGraw during an interview that will air on Monday, November 17th, and had the following to say of the man who molested her eldest daughter, Anna 'Chickadee' Cardwell when she was just eight years old.

TLC cancelled Here Comes Honey Boo Boo after word of June Shannon's association with Mark McDaniel was made known publicly. She and costar Mike 'Sugar Bear' Thompson called it quits, too.

“I have nothing to hide, I have nothing to lose,” she told Entertainment Tonight . “I just want, honestly, to tell my side of the story and let’s move on.”

That's all well and good, but when sex offenders are exposed to one's children, that doesn't just drift away in the breeze. June Shannon will likely experience some fallout for her exceedingly bad judgment for a very long time to come. She's probably very lucky that fallout is all she's dealing with--at least for now.

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But, she tells Entertainment Tonight she’s only seen him twice since his release from prison, once at an accidental meeting and the second time to give closure to her daughter Pumpkin, (aka Lauryn Thompson), who thought he was her biological father.

Mama June’s other daughter, Anna “Chickadee” Cardwell, alleges that McDaniel molested her when she was a child. The former TLC star says the allegations caused family friction. “Since two months to almost six years, she [Pumpkin] knew nobody but him,” Shannon explained. “She was starting to resent Anna and she was starting to ask me questions. I can’t answer those questions for Pumpkin.”

She continued,”I was sitting right there with twelve other people. 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.”

As if this story isn’t complicated enough, Mama June admitted that Pumpkin’s biological father is actually Michael Anthony Ford, who is also a convicted sex offender. He is also the father to her 18-year-old daughter Jessica.

“Jessica and Pumpkin have the same dad, but Jessica’s dad has had nothing to do with her over the years,” 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.”

Although the scandal has cost her a TLC TV show and her relationship with Anna, she says Pumpkin got the closure she needed, “that piece of our life is over.”

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Mama June Shannon, matriarch of the Here Comes Honey Boo Boo clan, has denied rumors that she is dating a man convicted of child molestation. TMZ has pictures that would seem to indicate otherwise, and though Shannon insists they’re fabrications, one of her daughters isn’t so sure.

In a report posted by Us Weekly on Saturday, Cardwell said that she was the child her mother’s ex-boyfriend was convicted of molesting when she was eight years old.

“I believe she is seeing him and hanging around him. I’m hurt,” she said. “I think me and Mama’s relationship may well be over.”

The accused, Mark McDaniel, now 53, “did then and there unlawfully perform an immoral and indecent act which did involve an act of sodomy to Anna Shannon with intent to arouse and satisfy the sexual desires of said accused and said act involving the mouth of said Anna Shannon and the sex organ of the accused,” district attorney Tommy K. Floyd wrote in Henry County, Georgia court papers.

The abuse is said to have occurred “multiple times” between October 2002 and March 2003, pitting the ages of Anna “Shannon” Cardwell at 8 and 9 years of age, while McDaniel would have been 41 and 42 during the same period of time.

According to the Georgia Sex Offender Registry, McDaniel received a 10-year sentence for the crime, and was released from Dodge State Prison on March 1, 2014.

“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”


Here Comes Honey Boo Boo mother June Shannon has come under fire after rumors have surfaced suggesting that she is currently engaged in a romantic relationship with a former child molester, one who was sent away for exhibiting inappropriate sexual conduct towards one of the matriarch’s own relatives. The man himself was only just released from prison around seven months ago, in which he served 10 years for the aforementioned crime. He is listed on the sex offender registry in the state of Georgia, where the show takes place.

The man, a 53-year-old named Mark McDaniel, was convicted back in the year 2004 upon the charge of aggravated child molestation of an eight-year-old. Shannon was reportedly dating the man at the time of this conviction, with the two breaking things off after the man went away to jail for the aforementioned amount of time. It is believed that she met the show’s patriarch Mike Thompson (a.k.a. Sugar Bear and father of the show’s star Alana Thompson), as they were dating for approximately nine years before their split back in September.

Shannon and McDaniel are said to have begun seeing each other a few months ago, with the 35-year-old reportedly going out of her way to visit the man during production of the show and sneak away whenever she could for a quiet moment the two could spend together. She is also said to have been purchasing him gifts in order for him to set his life back up following his release from prison. A photo showing the pair together in a hotel room made its way around the internet earlier today, and is said to have been taken at an even that some of Shannon’s friends also attended.

Network executives at TLC, the station on which the hit reality television show has aired since 2012, say they are extremely concerned about this report and have subsequently shut down all further production of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo until they can gather further information regarding the legitimacy of the rumored relationship. A TLC official gave an exclusive statement to TMZ in which they expressed their alarm surrounding the possible connection between Shannon and McDaniel, and assured the show’s viewers that they are taking all necessary precautions when it comes to digging deeper into the matter.

Shannon split from long-time partner Sugar Bear at the end of September, reportedly due to the possibility that he was trolling online dating sites looking for new companionship. The most significant website on which Honey Boo Boo’s father is said to have had an account is PlentyOfFish, a profile on which he is said to have stated he was living in the family’s hometown of McIntyre, Georgia and looking for a long-term relationship. Sugar Bear has since denied the allegations, informing an unknown camera person outside a Georgia McDonald’s that the rumors were just not true and that he did not cheat on his partner. He refused to elaborate further on the matter, saying that he was not at liberty to discuss any more details surrounding the split.

It remains to be seen whether Here Comes Honey Boo Boo will continue for any further seasons following the reports that matriarch June Shannon has been romantically involved with a convicted child molester. Further information surrounding the decision of TLC has yet to be revealed.

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She's speaking out. Anna Marie "Chickadee" Cardwell told Entertainment Tonight on Thursday, Oct. 30, that she feels "betrayed" by "Mama June" Shannon after her mother allegedly rekindled her romance with a man who she claims once molested her.

Cardwell, now 20, said Mark McDaniel , a convicted sex offender, molested her at the age of 8. A sheriff's report obtained by Us Weekly on Thursday, detailed the allegations and claimed that Lauryn "Pumpkin" Shannon (who was 3 years old at the time) was present when the incident allegedly occurred in Mama June's bedroom in 2003.

Cardwell told ET that she has thought time and time again what she would say to McDaniel, now 53, if she were to ever see him again. "I would look at him in disgust and spit in his face and say, 'You f---ing leave or I'm gonna call the cops," she said. "You're not supposed to be here, you know what you did.'"

Mama June, for her part, has since denied that she is again dating McDaniel, who was released from jail this past March upon completing a 10 year sentence for child molestation. "I have not seen that person in 10 years, and do not seem to want to see that person," she wrote on Facebook last Thursday, Oct. 23. (Contrary to the Honey Boo Boo matriarch's claims, recent photos of Mama June with McDaniel were released this past weekend.)

Chickadee said she was extremely hurt by her mother. "It's Mama's fault. She has to live with it," Cardwell told ET . "She has brung the past back and now she can't get it away. I'm mad. I'm upset. I feel betrayed. I feel very hurt. That's the main thing that I am — I feel very hurt that Mama let him come around."

"She's smiling and giggling when he's around. You know, he's a child molester, Mama. He did this to me. Why would you let him come around the girls knowing what he did? And reportedly done it to another girl? And Mama was like, 'Oh, he never done it to another girl.'"

Cardwell added that she even begged her mom to steer clear of McDaniel by considering the welfare of her other three daughters: Jessica "Chubbs" Shannon , 18; Lauryn "Pumpkin" Shannon, 14 ; and Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson , 9.



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But, she tells Entertainment Tonight she’s only seen him twice since his release from prison, once at an accidental meeting and the second time to give closure to her daughter Pumpkin, (aka Lauryn Thompson), who thought he was her biological father.

Mama June’s other daughter, Anna “Chickadee” Cardwell, alleges that McDaniel molested her when she was a child. The former TLC star says the allegations caused family friction. “Since two months to almost six years, she [Pumpkin] knew nobody but him,” Shannon explained. “She was starting to resent Anna and she was starting to ask me questions. I can’t answer those questions for Pumpkin.”

She continued,”I was sitting right there with twelve other people. 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.”

As if this story isn’t complicated enough, Mama June admitted that Pumpkin’s biological father is actually Michael Anthony Ford, who is also a convicted sex offender. He is also the father to her 18-year-old daughter Jessica.

“Jessica and Pumpkin have the same dad, but Jessica’s dad has had nothing to do with her over the years,” 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.”

Although the scandal has cost her a TLC TV show and her relationship with Anna, she says Pumpkin got the closure she needed, “that piece of our life is over.”

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