June Shannon Admits to "Spending Time" With Mark McDaniels, According to New Report

Last week, the world learned that Here Comes Honey Boo Boo star June Shannon is dating a convicted child molester by the name of Mark McDaniel. 

Shannon claimed she’s cut ties with McDaniel at the time of his arrest 10 years ago. Initially, Shannon’s family corroborated her story.

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Shortly after the scandal broke, however, the already shocking story took an even more appalling turn as June’s daughter Anna Shannon revealed that she was McDaniel’s victim and stated that she no longer believes her mother’s story. 

Now after a week of denials and a mountain of evidence, June has reportedly confessed that she has been spending time with the man who molested her daughter, but insists she only did so because she “feels bad” for McDaniel:

Anonymous sources claim that following the release of photos showing McDaniel in the company of Shannon’s youngest daughter, Alana, “Mama June” finally admitted to contacting McDaniel and allowing him into her home.

“June insists that Mark only wanted to apologize for what happened with Anna,” an insider tells Radar Online. “She felt bad for Mark and wanted to help him get back on his feet.”

“Alana did spend time with June and Mark, but she insists he was never alone with her.”

Given that McDaniel served ten years in prison for sexually assaulting one of her daughters, and June initially lied about being in contact with him, her justification seems unlikely to win her much sympathy. 

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Mother Petitions Babies R Us, Urges Chain to Stop Selling Kardashian Clothing Line

A few days after Toys R Us caved to pressure and pulled a few controversial Breaking Bad action figures off its shelves, a mother in Kansas is now hoping Babies R Us responds in similar fashion.

To a petition to get the Kardashians out of their stores!

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Amie Logan has started a petition on Change.org that urges the chain to stop selling the Kardashian clothing line because she doesn’t want her “child to grow up to be a Sex Tape star.”

Really. Her petition (awesomely) says that.

“You pulled the Breaking Bad toys because they promoted Drug use,” Logan writes, addressing the company in her diatribe, which raises the following point:

“You should pull this clothing line because it promotes bad behavior as well. The madness has to stop. If the toys are damaging so is the clothing.”

The Kardashian family’s clothing line on sale at the store currently includes a pleather mini skirt, a leopard print faux fur vest and pleather leggings.

Parents are mostly worked up over fact that these items are designed for infants ages 0-24 months, which helps explain why Logan’s petition has over 9,000 signatures.

No word from Kim or Kris or anyone regarding this drama as of press time, but we think Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul makes the best point out of everyone:

Why is no one talking about Barbie and the negative influence she has on young girls around the globe? Seriously … that question needs to be answered.

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Barbie with no makeup looks different, that’s for sure. A lot different.

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June Shannon Refused to Believe Her Daughter Was Molested by Mark McDaniel, Source Says

The ongoing Shannon family sexual abuse scandal continues to get uglier this week as a slew of shocking new details were made public.

It all started last Friday when TMZ reported that June Shannon is dating a convicted child molester named Mark McDaniel.

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We later learned that June’s eldest daughter Anna Shannon was McDaniel’s victim and that he abused the now 20-year-old in horrific fashion when she was just 8 years old.

As more information about the circumstances of the abuse became available many expressed shock that McDaniel was allowed out of prison, and that June Shannon is allowed to continue raising children.

A police report revealed that McDaniel threatened to kill Anna if she reported the molestation. He was eventually arrested after she told her teachers, but first the young girl tried in vain to get her mother to intervene:

“June didn’t believe any of it,” says a source. “She listened to her boyfriend’s denials instead.”

Yes, June was reportedly made aware of the abuse, but did nothing to stop it.

That’s just one of the many reasons that former fans of the TLC reality series Here Comes Honey Boo Boo are calling for the state of Georgia to step in and take June’s children away.

Shockingly, Shannon has a history of involvement with convicted molesters. “Mama June” had a child with a different sex offender before she became involved with McDaniel.

Difficult as it may be to believe, authorities have stated that at this time, it looks as though Shannon and McDaniel have not violated any laws that might result in a violation of his parole or the state removing Shannon’c children from her home.

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Sugar Bear Thompson Won’t Fight For Custody of Honey Boo Boo… Under One Condition

Ever since the world first learned that June Shannon is dating convicted child molester Mark McDaniel, it’s been widely assumed that Shannon’s youngest daughter would be removed from her care one way or another.

Shannon is in danger of losing custody of her three youngest children.

But even if the current investigation by the state of Georgia finds that “Mama June” is a fit mother, surely Sugar Bear Thompson – father of 9-year-old Alana – will do everything in his power to gain full custody, right?

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Not necessarily. Sources close to Sugar Bear tell TMZ that as of right now, he has no plans to fight for custody of Alana (better known to fans as Honey Boo Boo).

Sugar Bear apparently believes he would not be able to provide a suitable home for Honey Boo Boo as he has been living with friends ever since he and Shannon broke up last month.

Insiders say Sugar Bear is pissed at June for exposing his daughter to the man who molested her sister, but he feels there’s little he can do about it at the moment.

He reportedly fears that if he convinces a judge that Honey Boo Boo isn’t safe at home and then he’s found to be an unfit father himself, then Alana might end up in state care.

However, sources say that if Shannon continues to bring McDaniel into her home, then Thompson will take his chances in court with the belief that any living situation would be better than allowing his daughter to share a roof with someone as dangerous as McDaniel.

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Mark McDaniel Threatened to Kill Anna Shannon if She Revealed Sexual Abuse

Last week, TLC canceled Here Comes Honey Boo Boo following a series of stunning and sickening revelations.

First, TMZ reported that series star June Shannon was dating a convicted child molester named Mark McDaniel. 

Later, we learned that McDaniel’s victim was Anna Shannon – June’s eldest daughter who was just eight years old at the time.

Then, in perhaps the most shocking development in this story thus far, photos emerged that showed McDaniel with Honey Boo Boo – Shannon’s 9-year-old daughter who currently lives with her in Georgia. 

More details have now emerged regarding McDaniel’s horrific crimes and it’s more astonishing than ever that June Shannon would welcome this man back into her life and allow him to spend time with her young children.

Radar Online has obtained a police report revealing that McDaniel was caught only when 8-year-old Anna told her teacher about McDaniel’s assaults.

Sadly, by this time the abuse had been going on for over six months.

“Anna told a teacher she had been molested by her stepfather, Mark McDaniel,” reads the report. 

Caleb Clark – an ex-boyfriend of Anna’s – spoke to the National Enquirer about the report back in 2012:

“Anna told me that McDaniel threatened that if she ever told her grandparents what happened, he would kill them and her,” Clark said. “That’s how he made her shut up about the rapes.”

June Shannon is reportedly under investigation by the state of Georgia to determine if her children are safe living in her home.

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June Shannon Had Daughter With Second Sex Offender, New Report Says

The star of the newly-canceled TLC reality show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo may have been even more rife with scandal than originally believed.

Executives axed the show amid reports of matriarch June “Mama June” Shannon dating her ex-boyfriend Mark McDaniel, a convicted child molester.

June Shannon and Mark McDaniel dated before his 10-year prison sentence, and he even molested one of June’s daughter’s prior to being locked up.

McDaniel is not the first sex offender Shannon has been linked to, though.

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The father of Shannon’s daughter Jessica, Michael Anthony Ford, was arrested in 2005 and later convicted for the sexual exploitation of a child over the Internet.

According to Georgia Department of Corrections, he was sentenced to a maximum of four years behind bars and 10 years of probation for the criminal offense.

He is still behind bars on a separate charge of child abandonment.

The fathers of Shannon’s other children, including estranged husband David Michael “Sugar Bear” Thompson, also have criminal records, albeit not for sex crimes.

The father of the titular Honey Boo Boo (Alana Thompson), Suge was sentenced to to five years for robbing a series of campsites and setting fire to another.

David Dunn, the father of Anna Thompson, did time for stealing a handgun and later for stealing a carton of cigarettes. June sure knows how to pick ‘em.

Anna was molested by Mark McDaniel before he went to prison, while Honey Boo Boo was exposed to him after he got out this year, photo evidence shows.

She and Sugar Bear split not long after Mark got out of the slammer.

All of which begs the question of why June wasn’t vetted by producers of Toddlers & Tiaras, where Alana got her reality TV start, or Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.

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A basic background check would have shown that Shannon and McDaniel were connected via a residential address, along with several other names.

McDaniel’s name comes up as an “associated” name listed at a Stockbridge, Ga., address between 1996-2009 – the same as June’s address from 2001-07.

When the two shows premiered, in 2009 and 2012, respectively, he was in jail. In any case, “Background checks don’t catch everything,” one Hollywood lawyer said.

“And then you have the issue of juvenile records, which aren’t shown.”

Discovery had to abruptly cancel Sons of Guns, after star Will Hayden was arrested on multiple charges of rape and sexual assault against minors this year.

In this case, Hayden had no prior sexual offenses, so Discovery would have had no way of knowing about the alleged crimes except from the victims.

One high-powered reality TV executive says these two shows may change how diligently cast and crew members are vetted from this point on, however.

“This will force companies to go much deeper,” explained the source. “If a child is involved in a show, the entire crew undergoes background checks too.”

“That is likely to become more thorough as well.”

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Give the network credit. It pulled the plug as soon as rumors spread of June Shannon dating her daughter’s former molester. EWWWWW!

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Mark McDaniel Defended By Daughter-in-Law: His Child Molester Past is Irrelevant!

Mark McDaniel, June Shannon’s child molester boyfriend and the center of major controversy, can count on his daughter-in-law in his corner if nothing else.

To hear her tell it, just because he molested a little girl years ago – including June’s daughter Anna Shannon – doesn’t mean that he’s a bad person.

Tell that to Anna and/or Sugar Bear and/or the State of Georgia.

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Peaches McDaniel tried defending her father-in-law on Facebook, adding in a defiant tone, “Peoples [sic] past are completely irrelevant to the present.”

“if you are going to judge someone by their past, look at your own first,” Peaches adds. “Michaels [sic] dad is an amazing man, as well an amazing father.”

McDaniel is a registered sex offender after serving 10 years in prison for allegedly (or not allegedly, actually) one of June’s daughters to have oral sex with him.

June and husband Sugar Bear recently called it quits, after which she started dating McDaniel, who was her boyfriend from before he went to prison.

For molesting one of her daughters. Did we mention that part?

TLC canceled Here Comes Honey Boo Boo last week, announcing the reality show featuring June’s family and named after her little daughter won’t return.

The young star herself was recently exposed to the molester.

Shannon and Mark visited Peaches after she gave birth last month, which is when McDaniel was pictured with his hands on Honey Boo Boo’s back.

Wonder how Sugar Bear feels about that revelation.

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Mama June previously denied that she’s seen McDaniel since he was released from jail, but the photo evidence – and her split from Sugar Bear – tell a different story.

Now she’s out of a marriage and a show, while her 20-year-old girl has to accept the fact that her mom is dating her molester and touching Honey Boo Boo.

It’ll make you shiver if you think about it any more.

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Honey Boo Boo: Exposed to Child Molester Mark McDaniel By June Shannon

Last week, we learned that June Shannon is dating a convicted child molester named Mark McDaniel.

Shannon initially denied the reports, but TLC canceled Here Comes Honey Boo Boo after uncovering evidence that Shannon had, in fact, been spending time with McDaniel.

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The scandal has only worsened over the weekend, as June’s daughter Anna Shannon came forward as the victim of McDaniel’s abuse.

Now, in perhaps the most shocking development thus far, TMZ has obtained photos of McDaniel with Alana Thompson – June’s 9-year-old daughter who is better known publicly as Honey Boo Boo.

The photos serve as clear evidence that Shannon has exposed her youngest child to the same man who sexually assaulted her eldest daughter, Anna.

The new evidence could have legal ramifications for McDaniel, who is forbidden to have contact with young children under the conditions of his release.

McDaniel was sentenced to ten years in prison after being arrested for molesting Anna Shannon in 2004. He was released in March of this year.

June Shannon’s four daughters all have different fathers and two of the men have served time in prison. Anthony Michael Ford – the father of 17-year-old Jessica “Chubs” Shannon – is a convicted sex offender who served two years in prison for child molestation.

The Shannon family has not yet spoken publicly about the accusation that June is endangering her children by exposing them to McDaniel.

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Anna Shannon: Hurt, Confused By June Shannon, Mark McDaniel Dating Rumors

Anna Marie Cardwell (nee Shannon) confirms she was abused as a child by Mark McDaniel, the convicted molester who reportedly dated her mom June Shannon.

This was years before she and her family became reality stars, a stint that’s now over after TLC canceled Here Comes Honey Boo Boo last week.

Now 20, Anna Shannon says registered sex offender McDaniel “would try and touch me and all that stuff” when she was eight and he dated her mom.

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Cardwell, who went by “Chickadee” on the show, says she doesn’t know what to believe in the wake of shocking reports that June is seeing him again.

“I’m just confused,” she says of the scandal that got the hit show canceled. “I’m hearing one story from Mama and another one from someone else.”

The question of whether June Shannon and Mark McDaniel are still involved romantically has been hotly debated, and denied by the former on social media.

McDaniel released from a Georgia prison in March after serving a 10-year sentence for aggravated child molestation, and June says they are not dating.

“Mama said the story isn’t true and she hasn’t seen Mark since he’s been out of jail,” Cardwell says. “My whole body believes that she is telling the truth.”

“But my mind is going back and forth,” she admits, “from you know, hey, she’s telling the truth or she’s not telling the truth, but most of me believes her.”

She may want to go with her mind on this one. According to reports, she was car and house hunting with him earlier this fall. There are even photos.

Cardwell also says that June, who split with partner Sugar Bear earlier this year, was skeptical of Anna’s abuse claims back when McDaniel was arrested.

“A week or so after it happened, I talked to Mama and she was upset, crying and saying, ‘I don’t believe you, I don’t believe you, why would you do this to me?'”

“And I was like, ‘Mama, he did that to me and I can’t do anything about it,'” Anna laments. “‘You were never there to see it you were always at work.'”

Cardwell moved in with her grandmother after the molestation, only moving back in with Shannon in 2012 before Here Comes Honey Boo Boo‘s premiere.

“Me and Mama realized we needed to put this behind us and get our relationship back on track and that’s what we did, that’s what we have been doing,” Cardwell says.

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Cardwell, who is a mom to 2-year-old daughter Kaitlyn, says that if the dating rumors are true, she would be sad and worried for her own little girl.

“I would feel hurt. I would not feel betrayed, but I would feel hurt. You know the past should be in the past and it should stay in the past and not come back out.”

“I would not let her see Kaitlyn unless Mark is out of the picture or away because I don’t want him nowhere near my child,” Anna says. “Nowhere close.”

Better keep your guard up, Anna.

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Stephanie Hayden and Kris Ford, Sons of Guns Stars, Arrested For Child Abuse

Two stars of the show Sons of Guns, Stephanie Hayden and Kris Ford, were arrested Friday in their native Louisiana for abusing a nine-year-old child.

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Parish of Livingston officials say Kris abused Stephanie’s son (from a previous relationship last month) by striking the child in the lower buttocks area.

Stephanie Hayden was also taken into custody, after the boy told police that she was also present during this, although she is not charged with hitting him.

Kris Ford (full name Kristafor Ford) is accused of hitting the boy with a leather belt on the child’s lower, right thigh, leaving a large bruise in the impacted area.

Ford was arrested late Friday afternoon and charged with cruelty to a juvenile. Ford is married to Stephanie Hayden, who is the daughter of Will Hayden.

All three worked for Red Jacket Firearms, the reality TV show’s focus.

Stephanie’s father Will Hayden was arrested for rape in August … as well as for allegedly molesting his other daughter. Yes, those are two separate cases.

In all, Hayden has been arrested and charged with three counts of aggravated rape and one count of indecent behavior with a juvenile, all separate victims.

Two of the rape charges are in East Baton Rouge Parish, La., while the other rape charge and indecent behavior charge is out of Livingston Parish.

Sons of Guns was canceled shortly after this broke. Not surprisingly.

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