Earlier today, TLC canceled Here Comes Honey Boo Boo in the midst of a shocking sexual assault scandal.
Details that emerged today make it clear why the network felt they had no choice but to halt production on the popular reality show effective immediately.
On Thursday, TMZ reported that series star June Shannon is dating a convicted child molester named Mark McDaniel.
Shannon denied any involvement with McDaniel, and her children came to her defense, claiming that June had cut off all contact with McDaniel at the time of his arrest in 2004.
Now one of those children – 20-year-old Anna Shannon – has revealed that she was the victim of McDaniel’s abuse, and that she now believes her mother is romantically involved with McDaniel.
TMZ reports that Anna approached them and revealed that she wants the public to know she was molested by McDaniel so that fans of the show will realize the severity of her mother’s betrayal.
TLC has reportedly uncovered evidence that June Shannon and McDaniel have been dating, including photographs and a car that Shannon allegedly purchased for McDaniel.
Sources say Anna Shannon has been made aware of this evidence and is no longer on speaking terms with her mother. TLC is said to have offered counseling services and other assistance to Anna and her husband and child.