Here Comes Honey Boo Boo star Anna Marie “Chickadee” Cardwell is finally speaking out about all of the rumors surrounding her mother, June Shannon, and her rumored love interest, Mark McDaniel.
For those who don’t know, McDaniel isn’t someone new in Mama June’s life. He’s actually an ex-boyfriend she’s reportedly reconciled with.
However, there’s one conflicting issue about him- he’s a convicted sex offender who served 10 years behind bars for aggravated child molestation.
To make matters even worse, Anna Marie has openly accused him of molesting her when she was eight years old.
During an exclusive interview with Entertainment Tonight, the 18-year-old reality TV star recalled that difficult time in her life. She revealed her mother has never stated whether or not she ever believed her claims.
“She never said, ‘Hey Anna, I’m sorry for not believing you and I still don’t believe you to this day,'” she revealed. “It’s Mama’s fault,” she said.
“She has to live with it. She has brung the past back and now she can’t get it away. I’m mad. I’m upset. I feel betrayed. I feel very hurt. That’s the main thing that I am — I feel very hurt that Mama let him come around.”
Although Mama June has denied the rumors about her alleged relationship with McDaniel, Anna Marie insists her mother is quite different when McDaniel is present.
She also revealed her mother doesn’t believe McDaniel actually molested any other girl. “It’s like she’s happy,” she said of her mother.
“She’s smiling and giggling when he’s around. You know, he’s a child molester, Mama. He did this to me. Why would you let him come around the girls knowing what he did? And reportedly done it to another girl? And Mama was like, ‘Oh, he never done it to another girl.'”
“Mama’s not supposed to be around him!” she added. “She just knows! And she let him get around Lana and Pumpkin!”