Here Comes Honey Boo Boo matriarch ‘Mama June’ Shannon is dating a convicted sex offender who once sexually molested her relative, it has been revealed.
According to TMZ, June is dating Mark McDaniel, who just finished serving a 10-year sentence for forcing her relative – a then 8-year old kid – to perform oral sex on him. He and June were reportedly dating at the time of his arrest.
McDaniel got out of prison in March, and is now a registered sex offender in Georgia.
The site, which posted a photo taken ‘a few weeks ago’ of June and McDaniel lying in a hotel bed, also claimed that she had resumed seeing him again shortly after separating from Mike ‘Sugar Bear’ Thompson, the father of her famous daughter Honey Boo Boo. She also reportedly sneaks out of the show’s production to see him, and even buys him gifts.
A spokes man for the show’s producers TLC said in a statement, ‘TLC is not currently in production on “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.” We are very concerned about this new information and are reassessing the future of the series.’
June is yet to comment on the situation.