Anna Cardwell breaks down during an interview with Entertainment Tonight, pleading with her mother for the safety of her younger sisters, after it was revealed that Mama June Shannon had rekindled her romance with convicted child molester Mark McDaniel. In 2004, Shannon and McDaniel were in a relationship when he was sentenced to a decade in prison for molesting a child, according to the New York Daily News.
TMZ first reported that June Thompson, family matriarch of the Here Comes Honey Boo Boo reality television series, was dating a convicted child molester and registered sex offender. McDaniel was convicted of forcing oral sex on an 8-year-old relative of June Thompson.
Now, Mama June's daughter Anna Cardwell has come forward to say that McDaniel forced oral sex on her when she was just 8-years-old. Although the name of McDaniel's victim was never released, the timeline means Cardwell could be the child whose abuse led to his incarceration. What's even worse, McDaniel allegedly forced Cardwell's 3-year-old sister to watch as he molested her.
In a sad video, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo star Anna Cardwell breaks down after an Entertainment Tonight interviewer prompted her to send a message to her alleged abuser.
"She let him get around Alana and Lauryn (Pumpkin) knowing that she is going to get the kids taken away, why? Why let him? You should have told him to leave! If that was me and I was there I would tell him, 'You did this to yourself, and you're not supposed to be around kids. Either you leave or I'll call the cops and your a** will go back to jail.'"
Mama June's woes are just beginning after the reality television star reunited with a former flame, who was recently released from prison after spending a decade behind bars. June Thompson has been seeing Mark McDaniel in secret. The problem is that McDaniel has a criminal history of child molestation, and he's a registered sex offender. With four daughters, three of whom are minors living at home, Mama June has allegedly aroused the interest of CPS due to the company she is keeping.
Now, Anna won't allow Mama June to visit with her only grandchild, Anna's 2-year-old daughter, until her mother dumps the convict, reported People. Furthermore, Cardwell had some stern words for her mother, sending a message about what the older woman should have done, but didn't.
"She should have said to Mark, 'You know you are not supposed to be around any minors.' She should have said, 'You need to leave.' But she didn't. [...] I don't want the kids taken away from her, I don't. But, I mean, she did it to herself."
As for Mama June, she still hasn't admitted that she is dating her ex-boyfriend despite the evidence acquired by TMZ that includes photos of the pair holding hands, house hunting, buying cars, and canoodling in a hotel bed during a small intimate party.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Mama June's romantic liaison has already cost her family their primary source of income. TLC canceled the show despite its popularity after receiving information that Thompson's daughters were being exposed to the convicted sex offender.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, June Thompson has an estimated net worth of $1 million. With a penchant for clipping coupons and child support coming in from the fathers of her three minor children, Thompson may be able to stretch that million bucks until she finds a new job.
What do you think of the interview where Anna Cardwell breaks down over her mother's alleged romantic relationship with the man who molested her? Comments are welcome.
[Anna Cardwell breaks down image via Entertainment Tonight screenshot]