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Mama June Didn’t Believe Her Daughter Was Sexually Abused, So No Wonder Honey Boo Boo’s Father Wants Custody

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I will admit to not really knowing much about the family from the TLC show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo prior to the scandals that have been in the news recently. Sadly, now I know so much that I wish I could bleach it out of my brain forever. All of the developments over the last week have made me want to kidnap these kids and give them a decent home with a mother who would shelter them from disgusting child molesters instead of having them around every day. I can’t even believe a lot of what I have been hearing but sadly, photos back up most of these claims along with statements from those involved. Now, it has come out that Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson, father of Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson and ex-husband of June “Mama June” Thompson, plans to fight for custody of his daughter from his revolting ex-wife and I am truly hoping he gets it because anything has to be better than what she is dealing with now including allegations by her older sister that their mother dismissed her claims of being sexually abused at the age of eight. This whole story is truly unreal.

This all started when photos surfaced of June Thompson getting cozy with Mark McDaniel, a convicted child molester released from prison earlier this year after serving a 10-year sentence for his crimes. News reports began to bubble up that McDaniel had, in addition to the molestation charges that put him away for 10 years, molested an 8-year old child that Mama June was related to but no news outlet would reveal the child’s name. Eventually, Anna Cardwell, Mama June’s oldest daughter, came out with the startling (and incredibly sad) revelation that the 8-year old McDaniel violated was her. She stated that she was the victim and that her relationship with her mother could very well be over as reports continued to surface that Mama June was spending time with McDaniel.

To add insult to injury, news reports state that Cardwell revealed the fact that her mother did not believe her when she said McDaniel had been touching her. Let that sink in. An 8-year old went to her own mother to tell her about the worst thing that has ever happened to her and her mother did not believe her and took it a step further, blaming Cardwell for ruining things with her piece-of-human-filth boyfriend. From Jezebel:

“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?’ ” Cardwell says. “And I was like, ‘Mama, he did that to me and I can’t do anything about it. You were never there to see it. You were always at work.’ “

Her daughter opens up to her, obviously hoping she can make this situation better, and her response is “I don’t believe you, why would you do this to me?” If I lived in Georgia, you would probably see me on the news tonight because my urge to strangle this horrible woman is very strong. For a child to go to the person they trust above all others to share a secret most disturbing and then, have it flipped on her as though she is somehow wrong? I cannot think of many greater crimes. And now, to start seeing the man who did this to her daughter? It would be wrong for them to have any contact at all, let alone a romantic relationship. Yet, here we are.

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