Earlier today, TMZ reported that June Shannon is dating a convicted child molester named Mark McDaniel.
Sources claim that McDaniel and Shannon dated before he went to prison for sexual assault in 2004, and they reconciled shortly after he was released in March.
Shockingly, insiders say that McDaniel met his 8-year-old victim through Shannon and that she may have even been related to the child.
Fans began voicing their outrage online within minutes of when the story broke and TLC stated the future of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo is in question in light of this news.
June has yet to publicly respond to the news herself, but her daughter – 14-year-old Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon – has come forward to say that there is no truth to the rumor that her mother is involved with McDaniel again.
“The story is not true,” Lauryn told Radar Online. “My mom left Mark 10 years ago. They haven’t seen nor talked to each other in 10 years.”
Lauryn also discussed Mama June’s breakup with Sugar Bear Thompson, stating that her mother is perfectly happy remaining single for the time being.
“She is all about the kids,” Lauryn said. “She only needs us girls, no one else.”
June is expected to make a statement about the rumor that she’s dating McDaniel some time this week.