Trigger warning: This post deals with child sexual assault and may be triggering for some readers.
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo star Anna “Chickadee” Cardwell has criticised June Shannon, aka Mama June, for bringing her molester back into the family’s lives.
Cardwell, now 20, appeared in an interview with Entertainment Tonight on Thursday and addressed claims her mother has rekindled her romance with Mark McDaniel.
McDaniel was sentenced to 10 years in prison after abusing Anna when she was eight, as Mamamia previously reported.
“I’m mad. I’m upset. I feel betrayed. I feel very hurt,” Anna said on the program.
“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?”
“It’s Mama’s fault. It’s her fault. She has to live with it. She has brung the past back and now she can’t get the past away now.”
Cardwell added that she has thought time and time again what she would say to McDaniel, 53, if she were to 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.'”
In related news, TMZ has reported that Mama June won’t receive her full salary for the rest of the unaired season, because TLC network bosses believe she is to blame for the show’s abrupt end.
TMZ reports that Honey Boo Boo and the rest of the children on the show will be paid in full.
Further distressing details have emerged about child sex allegations surrounding the Here Comes Honey Boo Boo family.
RadarOnline reports that according to Spalding County Superior Court documents obtained exclusively by the website, one of Anna’s siblings witnessed pedophile Mark McDaniel sexually abusing her 8-year-old sister Anna on at least one occasion.
The documents reveal that Anna told the officer McDaniel would molest her in Mama June’s bedroom.
The sibling was “in the bed with them when this is going on,” Officer Bauch wrote in the incident report.