Former Here Comes Honey Boo Boo star and her 2-year-old daughter, Kaitlyn, are suing June Shannon, popularly known as Mama June. Anna Cardwell is claiming that her mother has cheated her out of hundreds of thousands of dollars during her appearance on the reality show.
According to TMZ, Cardwell asserts that she is owed $200,000 and her daugther is owed $100,000. The amount of money the two are owed is based on the family’s collective $22,500 per episode paycheck.
Last Monday, the names on the lawsuit include Shannon and Honey Boo Boo LLC. The suit claims that they were accountable for the money that was meant to be deposited in a trust fund for Cardwell and Kaitlyn.
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“Unfortunately, despite contractual requirements to do so, none of the Defendants have provided Anna and Kaitlyn with the full compensation and consideration they were contractually promised for their participation in Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” the lawsuit reads.
The suit furthermore states, “Despite continuous requests for information and documents made by Anna on behalf of herself and her daughter Kaitlyn to discover how much money is owed to Plaintiffs … Defendants have continued to deny Anna knowledge of the facts and figures of their accounts.”
TLC has not yet provided any comments. But, Shannon has told TMZ that the lawsuit is “ridiculous”. The mother of Cardwell also said that TLC directly deposited earnings into her eldest daughter’s accounts.
Shannon claims the family was paid $22,500 per episode. She says one third of the amount was divided for her kids.
Shannon also claims that she gave a check worth $15,400 to Cardwell in December. The check was Cardwell’s part of the payout the family received after Here Comes Honey Boo Boo was canceled.
The show was canceled after reports went out that Shannon was in a relationship with a convicted child molester. The offender, Mark McDaniel, has also been accused of molesting Cardwell in 2003.
However, Shannon denies those reports of her romantic relationship with McDaniel.