June Shannon, the matriarch of the family portrayed on TLC's Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, is dating a man who molested an 8-year-old by forcing oral sex on her, TMZ reports. Mark McDaniel was convicted in 2004 and served 10 years in prison before being released in March. The child he molested was a relative of June's.
So that's a fucking nightmare.
TMZ has posted a picture of Shannon and McDaniel that reportedly was taken a few weeks ago in a hotel room. The site adds: " We're told Honey Boo Boo's mom has been seeing McDaniel for the last few months ... sneaking away from production of the show and meeting up with him. We're told she's also been setting him up by buying him various gifts."
TLC told the site that it is "reassessing the future of the series," as a network does when one of its stars starts dating a child molester. I thought the Mama June/Sugar Bear split was a stunt to boost sagging ratings, but it looks like shit just got real.
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