Mama June's Daughter Says She Was Molested

Is 'hurt' mom is seeing the same man again
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 25, 2014 9:47 AM CDT
Mama June's Daughter Says She Was Molested
In this 2012 photo, Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson speaks during an interview as her mother, June Shannon, looks on.   (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

The ugly allegations surrounding the cancellation of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo are getting uglier. If you missed the first round, TLC canceled the reality show after it emerged that matriarch Mama June was once again dating a man convicted of molesting one of her relatives years ago. Now, we learn from Radar that it was Mama June's own daughter who was abused by Mark McDaniel. Anna Shannon Cardwell, now 20, tells the website that McDaniel, 53, molested her back in 2002 and 2003 when he was dating Mama June.

McDaniel served 10 years and was released in March, and then he and Mama June—who split from a longtime boyfriend in September—apparently rekindled their romance. She continues to deny it, but the photo evidence is tough to dispute. In the latest to emerge, TMZ has photos of her and McDaniel strolling through a home for sale in Hampton, Ga. TLC doesn't believe her, and nor does daughter Anna: “I believe she is seeing him and hanging around him,” she tells Radar. “I’m hurt.” (More Here Comes Honey Boo Boo stories.)

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