Mama June Didn’t Believe Her Daughter Was Sexually Abused, So No Wonder Honey Boo Boo’s Father Wants Custody
Mama June has tried to deny the relationship but photos say otherwise. The most recent leak includes a shot of Mama June, Alana and McDaniel on a staircase together and McDaniel’s hand is resting on the child’s shoulder. It is reported by The Daily Mail that this photo in particular upset Mike Thompson and fueled his resolve to get custody of his daughter:
‘Mike is all over the place and is distraught that his daughter has had contact with a sex offender,’ said friend ‘Crazy Tony’ Lindsay, who appeared in the first season of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.
‘He wants her out of that environment and knows the only way to do that is to get custody.’
It came asÂ RadarOnlineÂ reported that Child Protective Services in Georgia have opened an investigation into whether any crimes have been committed involving her three minor children – Alana, Lauryn ‘Pumpkin’ Shannon, 14 and Jessica ‘Chubbs’, 17.
Lindsay said that Thompson may not have enough cash to bring a legal action of his own as he is now virtually destitute and has been reduced to borrowing cash from friends.
He is living a mobile trailer home that was bought for him by TLC after his split from Shannon.
The Daily Mail goes on to reveal that Mike Thompson has been asking for hand-outs from friends and that he has not gotten any of the money that the family earned from the reality show. Thinking of him with no money and terrified of what could be happening to his 9-year old daughter makes me sick. He must feel so helpless. It has been mentioned in several news outlets that Child Protective Services is getting involved but I’m sure confidentiality prevents the agency from officially confirming anything. There is a quote suggesting it may happen and I sincerely hope that is the case:
But Susan Boatwright of Georgia’s Division of Family and Child Services told People: ‘From our point of view, when there are young children who are not able to protect themselves that are in daily contact or living with a sex offender, someone would go out and assess the situation and decide whether the children can stay there or not.’
She added: ‘If we thought a child was in harm’s way in any way, shape or form, we would develop a safety plan and make sure the children are not around an offender.’
I will admit to always rolling my eyes at this train wreck of a family but withheld judgment because, who am I to criticize their lifestyle? Although pretty outrageous, they did seem happy and it was widely reported that Mama June was putting the earnings from their reality show into trusts for her children. They were different but by all accounts, doing right by their children. Now, any illusion that this woman gave a flip about her kids has been shattered. They will be the ones to suffer in the end and it breaks my heart. I hope that at least Alana is able to get out and be with her father before her mother’s filthy boyfriend can get to her. It makes me sick to think about history repeating itself after what happened to her sister.