Honey Boo Boo Horror: “Mama” June Shannon Dating Child Molester
“Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” star “Mama” June Shannon is reportedly dating a convicted child molester named Mark McDaniel who just finished serving a 10-year prison sentence for forcing an 8-year-old to perform oral sex. The unidentified victim was allegedly related to Shannon.
According to TMZ, Shannon was dating McDaniel at the time he molested the child, and has started seeing him again in recent months as her relationship to Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson unraveled.
The site has posted a photo in which Shannon and McDaniel are seen hanging out in a hotel room in June. It is not entirely clear when their relationship resumed, but McDaniel was released from prison in March. He is now a registered sex offender in the state of Georgia.
A rep for TLC, which produces and airs “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” says in a statement, “TLC is not currently in production on ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.’ We are very concerned about this new information and are reassessing the future of the series.”
It is obviously beyond disturbing that a convicted child molester is apparently back in Shannon’s life. She has yet to comment on the situation. Gossip Cop will have updates.