Mama June’s History Of Dating Sexual Offenders & Pumpkin’s Real Dad Revealed in Exclusive Interview

Posted on Nov 13 2014 - 3:25pm by Dani-K


As we reported earlier, Honey Boo’s mom, Mama June, was said to be dating a convicted child molester, and as a result, Here Comes Honey Boo-Boo, was cancelled. Now All About The Tea has learned that Mama June has a history with dating sex offenders and other criminals. Another harsh “reality” is that Mama June could lose custody of her three children, Alana “Honey-Boo, Lauren “Pumpkin” and Jessica “Chubbs.” Child Protective Services have reportedly opened a case on the matter.

Although Mama June denies rekindling the relationship with child molester, Mark McDaniel, he and Mama June were spotting last weekend house hunting in Georgia. McDaniel pleaded guilty to child molestation charges and was sentenced to 10 years in 2004. The victim, Mama June’s daughter, Anna, who was 8 at the time and is now 20, married, with a two-year old. She says, “A week or so after it happened, I talked to Mama and she was upset, crying and saying, ‘I don’t believe you, I don’t believe you, why would you do this to me?’”

Anna would have spoken up sooner, but McDaniel allegedly threatened to kill her and her family if she ever told anyone. Anna moved out and into her Grandparents’ home, but returned home shortly before filming started to “put their relationship back on track.”

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For her part, Mama June denies these reports that she’s dating convicted child molester Mark McDaniel. In a video she posted over the weekend, Mama June said, “The statement of me dating a sex offender is totally untrue. I would not ever, ever, ever, ever put my kids in danger.”

And yet, she did. Reportedly, Mama June, dated sex offender, Michael Anthony Ford, who is currently in jail on different charges involving a child, several months prior to becoming pregnant with Jessica, who is now 17. Honey Boo-Boo’s dad, David Michael “Sugar Bear” Thompson, did time for robbing a series of campsites and setting fire to another. 

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Anna’s father, David Dunn, also was sentenced to time for stealing a handgun, and a different time, a carton of cigarettes.

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Check out a clip from an exclusive interview with ET with Mama June to defend her actions and answer the questions everyone has been asking. 


Tell us what you think. Do you think it was right for TLC to cancel the show? Honey Boo-Boo didn’t do anything wrong. And why wasn’t this family more clearly vetted before signing them to their own show? What should Honey Boo-Boo’s father do? We can’t wait to hear from you.


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  • Dave

    This woman needs her kids taken away and to be institutionalized. It’s obvious criminal men come before her girls.

  • Trippinhhard

    It’s just too much sordid information, why in the hell did she get her hillbillie ass on TV..
    At first I thought no way, but the sad truth is that it’s happens in communities all the time..
    They need to take honey boo boo away from her, she’s not fit to protect that little girl..
    Can’t say what I really want to say…

    • Monty

      The sad part is i don’t think june would really care if they took her kids she got all the money she could out of honey boo boo so i bet she feels i have no need for them cause I’m sure the money the kids got paid for the show is in June’s bank account she will keep that money this fat ugly bitch seems to be more concerned with her criminal boyfriends then her kids i get these guys are butt ugly but damn they chase june around like she is a super model i think she was using sugar bear cause as soon as this child molester got out of jail then all of a sudden she breaks up with sugar bear maybe this is why she didn’t want to marry sugar bear cause she knew her child molester was getting out soon WHITE TRASH

      • Trippinhhard

        You said the truth, this slob has no compassion toward her daughter at all.this is a sad pattern in very low self esteem women, abused. Women n women having babies during their teenage years.. They need therapy and some type of nutritional program stat…

  • HOTNTX50

    Good God….you can’t make this shit up! June said she started having sex at 12 and was pregnant with Anna when she was 14. She used to date older men and apparently lots of child predators and criminals. This sounds like a story right out of the National Enquirer (or a country song).

  • This is a very disturbing pattern. A mother’s natural instincts are to protect her children at all times, but this woman keeps exposing her children to criminals, and for that she is no better than they are. TLC had enough class to cancel this show and good for them, but I am still extremely nervous about what all this is going to do to the children. Someone should be keeping a watchful eye on this woman.

  • Jersey

    My heart breaks for Anna. June is disgusting. How has she not read the court documents? She gives zero F’s about her daughter and what happened to her.

  • DLister

    Hogneck really attracts the Ugly.

  • Martie

    Sadly, there are isolated segments of our society that live by a different mindset. Generations of men, women and children grow up in a lifestyle that accepts bad behavior as normal and they are ignorant about the realities of proper behavior. This is how they’ve learned to think and behave. They don’t know any better because they’ve been isolated from normal society. Only the young who manage to escape that environment and learn a different lifestyle will successfully break out of that mindset. Hopefully Anna has done that, and now there is hope for her younger siblings to be rescued by Child Protective Services. It might be too late for June but it’s not too late for the children.