Mama June’s Child
Victim Revealed to be
Daughter Anna, Now 20
UPDATED — Oct. 24, 8:12 PM EST
Anna Shannon Cardwell, the oldest daughter of Mama June, has confirmed that she was previously molested by Mark McDaniel, a registered sex offender who Anna (nicknamed "Chickadee") believes to be dating her mother.
"I believe she is seeing him and hanging around him" the 20-year-old wife and mother said. "I'm hurt."
June has denied claims that she and McDaniel are in a romantic relationship, and alleges she hasn't seen him in more than 10 years (presumably before his 10-year prison sentence, which ended in March).
Originally published — Oct. 24, 7:52 PM EST
A new report says the 8-year-old molested by Mark McDaniel — who is believed to be the boyfriend of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo star June Shannon — is Mama June’s oldest daughter, Anna, known on the show as “Chickadee.”
According to the report, the now 20-year-old at first believed her mom’s claims that she was not in fact dating the man, but after learning more information, she’s convinced her mother “betrayed” her by seeing McDaniel again.
Anna, who is now married with a child, allegedly wants it to be known that she is the victim, because it makes what her mother is doing “even worse.” The report goes on to say the 20-year-old feels as though her relationship with her mother is “destroyed” and she plans to keep her daughter, Kaitlyn, away from June until McDaniels is out of the picture.
As In Touch Weekly previously reported, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo was canceled earlier today, Oct. 24, after it was revealed that Mama June was romantically tied to a registered sex offender who was convicted of aggravated child molestation after forcing oral sex on an 8-year-old.
The network — which said “supporting the health and welfare of these remarkable children is [their] only priority” — has reportedly reached out to Anna to offer counseling.