Warning: This article could be triggering to anyone who has been the victim of sexual assault.
UPDATE: Since Mamamia published this post on October 24, more details on the story have come to light. Including:
Mama June’s elder daughter Anna Cardwell – also known as Chickadee – has told Radar Online that her mother’s alleged boyfriend Mark McDaniel assaulted her when she was just eight years old. Anna, now 20 and mother to a two-year-old daughter, is quoted as saying, “‘I believe she (June) is seeing him and hanging around him. I’m hurt’. Radar cites harrowing court documents that confirm Anna’s account.
Mama June has denied that she is romantically involved with McDaniel, but TMZ continues to report otherwise, and has published more photographs of the pair together, apparently taken in recent weeks.
The Network that produces Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, TLC, have cancelled the show amid the controversy, saying in a statement: “Supporting the health and welfare of these remarkable children is our only priority. TLC is faithfully committed to the childrens’ ongoing comfort and well-being.” The network has reportedly offered Anna counselling.
Previously, Mamamia wrote:
By ROSIE WATERLAND
I have loved – LOVED – the show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo since it premiered two years ago.
When it originally made headlines for being the worst show on television, I was there defending it. When everyone was voicing their ‘Stop the world we want to get off’ and ‘How can this family be allowed to exist’ opinions, I was there defending it.
Well, today is the day I officially stop defending Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.
TMZ are reporting that June Shannon (aka Mama June, aka Honey Boo Boo’s mum) has allegedly been secretly dating a convicted paedophile for the last few months. (Mama June has denied the two are romantically involved.)
A paedophile who has just been released from prison after 10 years, for sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl.
An 8-year-old girl who is a relative of Mama June. Here is a picture TMZ obtained of the two recently lying in bed together:
Mama June has denied that she is dating McDaniel, but this picture via TMZ seems to show they’ve at least been in contact.