The reality-TV matriarch is, according to TMZ, seeing one Mark Anthony McDaniel, 53, who got out of prison earlier this year after serving nearly a decade for aggravated child molestation — molestation allegedly involving one of Shannon’s relatives. However, Mama June’s second-youngest of four daughters, Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon, told Radar Online that the rumor’s not true and the two haven’t seen each other for 10 years. Georgia’s sex-offender registry says McDaniel was convicted in May and released in March, with TMZ adding that according to prosecutors he had forced oral sex on an 8-year-old child. If the two are dating, that’s not great messaging from a woman starring in a family show that involves young girls. Shannon, 35, and McDaniel have been seeing each other for a few months, according to TMZ, which posted a cozy picture of the two that was reportedly taken a few weeks ago when they and others were hanging out. Skip to content. Pumpkin told Radar that the picture is Photoshopped. Recommended on Baltimore Sun.
TLC “reassessing” future of “Honey Boo Boo” amid reports of Mama June dating sex offender
Honey Boo Boo was a spinoff of the hit reality series Toddlers and Tiaras. On Thursday, TMZ posted a cuddly photo of Shannon, 35, and McDaniel, who was convicted of aggravated child molestation and imprisoned in Allegedly the 8-year-old victim was related to Shannon’s family.
Reality bites back. Turns out the biological father for two of Honey Boo Boo’s siblings had a star turn on a reality show long before TLC ever shined a light on the eccentric Georgia family. She made the revelation in an interview with Entertainment Tonight in which Mama June, 35, tried to distance herself from reports that she’d rekindled a relationship with convicted sex offender Mark McDaniel.
But Ford, 37, has his own blotted past. He served time for sexual exploitation of minors after being nabbed on “To Catch a Predator” in Mama June needed to set the record straight after eldest daughter year-old Anna “Chickadee” Cardwell claimed she was molested as an 8-year-old by McDaniel. 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.
The problem: Pumpkin believed McDaniel was her dad, so Mama June set up a meeting between her, Pumpkin and McDaniel, who was recently released from a year hitch in prison for aggravated child molestation.
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McDaniel, 53, and June Shannon, a. The two adults, who previously dated, have reportedly been seeing each other for months. Privacy laws, she said, prevented her from disclosing anything specific to the Honey Boo Boo situation. Prosecutors accused McDaniel of having her perform oral sex on him multiple times in and , according to court papers obtained by Radar.
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Mama June of ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’ reportedly dating sex offender
Though June has repeatedly denied a relationship with McDaniel — or even meeting him since his release from prison earlier this year — TMZ have photos of her with him on multiple occasions. Prior to his sentencing, June and McDaniel had been in a relationship; TMZ adds they allegedly remained “emotionally” involved even while he served time. One set of photos show McDaniel interacting with , and touching, June’s daughter Alana.
McDaniel’s year prison sentence was for aggravated child molestation; he forced a then 8-year-old to perform oral sex upon him. Though the specific terms of his release are unclear, McDaniel is a registered sex offender, and his close contact with a minor could well trigger a child services investigation.
Only occasionally do these yield anything beyond a means to occupy ourselves all over again. It felt like the story needed that much time to breathe to completely interrogate its impact and implications. Just days after the story broke, TMZ posted a photograph of her hanging out with him around another one of her kids. That prompted immediate cancellation of Honey Boo Boo , banished Shannon to the tabloid netherworlds of Dr.
Phil and Entertainment Tonight and, at the time, seemed to ensure that her once-hot family was pushed out of the mainstream, like the farts they so proudly dusted over America. Even without the reunion with a child predator and its ensuing outrage, it seemed unlikely that June and her clan would stick around pop culture for long. Even Shannon, a woman whose shtick involved taking pride in her ignorance by mispronouncing words and making what at the time seemed endearingly questionable parenting decisions, knew this.
People have a good run for about three years. Some people fizzle out within a couple of weeks. Almost five years later, Shannon as well as the reality star formerly known as Honey Boo Boo her daughter Alana , and various other members of her family, endure. The emphasis shifted slightly to Shannon, who in losing lbs. Relegated to supporting roles are her daughters Alana and Pumpkin.
Mama June’s Rocky Relationship History
The news comes just a few hours after Mama June attempted to set the record straight about the reports. She wrote on her daughter’s Facebook page, “It isnt true, i promise my kids r 1 priority over anything else and I would never put them in danger. I left him 10 yrs ago for it and I wouldn’t go back. The trouble started earlier this week when a photo of Mama June snuggling in bed with a man identified as Mark McDaniel surfaced online. TMZ reported that Mark had been convicted in of aggravated child molestation, and it was reportedly a child with “whom June has contact.
Not so much. Celebrities who’ve survived scandal. McDaniel was convicted of aggravated child molestation in — during which time June was allegedly seeing him. Prosecutors alleged that he forced oral sex on an 8-year-old who is related to June, according to TMZ. McDaniel served 10 years behind bars and was released this past March. He is now a registered sex offender in the state of Georgia.
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”Here Comes Honey Boo-Boo” cancelled as Mama June’s dating a sex offender
Register – Forgot Password. By creating an account, you verify that you are at least 13 years of age, and have read and agree to the PopCulture. Shannon and Doak were arrested on March 13 after a domestic dispute at an Alabama gas station. Shannon, 39, and Doak, 42, both face felony drug possession charges after police allegedly found crack cocaine in their possession. According to legal documents, Doak threatened to kill Shannon during the domestic dispute.
A little over one month ago, it was reported that Mama June and Sugar Bear called it quits after being together for 10 years. Famous for their relationship and TLC reality show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo , viewers were surprised to learn of the split, especially after that TV commitment ceremony and camouflage dress. Well, now Mama June real name June Shannon seems to be moving on to a new relationship — one that is causing quite the controversy and could effect Honey Boo Boo continuing.
Reportedly, Mama June is dating a sex offender , year-old Mark McDaniel, who is registered in the state of Georgia. Apparently, he is also her ex-boyfriend. According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Sex Offender Registry, he was arrested in for aggravated child molestation in which he made an 8-year-old perform oral sex. Said child is now 18 years old and is supposedly Mama June’s relative. Reports also state that Mama June was dating McDaniel when this horrible act occurred.
We are very concerned about this new information and are reassessing the future of the series. Not only does this story cause quite the controversy, but, if true, it also raises concern for the safety of Mama June’s four daughters. Should the network cancel a show based solely on someone’s dating choices? I don’t know.