Mama June Shannon’s Boyfriend Allegedly Molested Her Own Daughter Anna Cardwell
Anna Cardwell, “Mama” June Shannon’s daughter, was allegedly the little girl molested by Mark McDaniel before he served a 10-year prison sentence for his crimes. McDaniel is now reportedly dating Shannon once again, leading TLC to cancel “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.”
When news broke this week that Shannon was apparently back with the convicted child molester, it was reported that he’d forced an 8-year-old relative of hers to perform oral sex on him. On Friday, TMZ identified Cardwell, now a 20-year-old married mom, as the victim.
The site says Cardwell originally refused to believe that Shannon was back with her molester, but has since been convinced that the reality show matriarch is indeed seeing McDaniel. TLC is said to have offered Cardwell counseling.
After the network canceled “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” Shannon posted a Facebook video in which she claimed that rumors linking her to McDaniel were wrong. She said, “I would not ever put my kids in danger. I love my kids too much. That is is my past. I have not seen that person in 10 years and don’t seem to want to see that person.”
Except TMZ has published a photograph showing Shannon and McDaniel together, and TLC did not believe Shannon’s denial of a relationship with the registered sex offender. With Cardwell apparently coming forward as the victim, it seems as though Shannon really did make the outrageously disgusting decision to reunite with her own child’s molester. Gossip Cop will have updates.