Mama June's relative that was allegedly molested by her boyfriend Mark McDaniel was her eldest daughter Anna Cardwell, according to a new report. Cardwell, now 20, is claiming that she was the "relative" who was abused by the registered sex offender when she was 8 years old.
Cardwell, known as "Chickadee" on Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, is now married and has one child. She opened up about the situation in an interview with Radar Online on Friday. "I believe she is seeing him and hanging around him. I'm hurt," she said. "I think me and Mama's relationship may well be over."
TMZ reported earlier this week that "Mama June" Shannon has been romantically involved with McDaniel, who was recently released from prison after serving a 10-year sentence for child molestation. Shortly after, Mama June denied that she was still currently dating him, noting that her family was her priority.
"I want to make a post trying to clear up the rumors. Remember you can't believe everything you read!" she posted via Facebook on Thursday, Oct. 23. "I would never put [my kids] in danger period over this or anything else they r my life. This is my past. I left him 10 [years] ago for it and I wouldn't go back."
Friday, TLC pulled the plug on the reality series. "TLC has cancelled the series Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and ended all activities around the series, effective immediately," TLC told Us Weekly in a statement. "Supporting the health and welfare of these remarkable children is our only priority. TLC is faithfully committed to the children's ongoing comfort and well-being."
Mama June is also mom to daughters Pumpkin and Chubbs from a previous relationship. She shares Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson with estranged partner Mike "Sugar Bear" Thompson.