“Mama June” Shannon has a lot more to worry about than the fact that her family’s TV show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo has been canceled! The reality star is reportedly dating a registered sex offender named Mark McDaniel, who allegedly molested her daughter, Anna Cardwell, when she was just 8-years-old.
“It gives me a lot of emotions,” Anna told Entertainment Tonight of the situation. “I’m mad, I’m upset. I feel betrayed and I just feel very hurt. That’s the main thing I am. I feel very hurt that Mama let him come around.”
Once news broke that June had been seeing the registered sex offender, Anna came forward, claiming she was the one he had assaulted — and, years later, the memories still haunt her. “It’s like…she’s happy,” Anna said of her mother. “She was smiling and laughing and giggling when he’s around, knowing the fact that…he’s a child molester, mama! He did this to me. Why would you let him come around the girls knowing what he did? And reportedly…done it to another girl!”
To add more pain to the matter, Anna says Mama June never told her one way or the other whether she believes her claims or not. “It’s Mama’s fault,” she insisted. “It’s her fault. She has to live with it. She has to live with what she’s done because she’s brung the past back.”