The 8-year-old girl who was molested by Mama June's new guy is June's own daughter, Anna ... and Anna wanted us to tell everybody.
TMZ broke the story ... June is dating her ex, Mark McDaniel, who was released in March after serving 10 years in prison for forcing a girl to perform oral sex on him. June has been dating McDaniel since his release -- something she denies despite photos and other evidence -- and that's why TLC cancelled "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo."
Sources tell TMZ ... Anna Cardwell -- who is now 20 and married with a child -- believed her mom earlier today that she was not dating the man who molested her. But we're told Anna has now received a lot more info, and is now convinced June betrayed her by seeing McDaniel again.
Anna -- known on the show as Chickadee -- wants it known she's the victim because it makes what her mom is doing all the more egregious. We're told Anna feels her relationship with her mom has been destroyed, and the only way June can see her granddaughter is if McDaniel is nowhere to be seen.
We're also told TLC reached out to Anna today to offer her counseling.
'Honey Boo Boo' Cancellation
is On Wheels
10/24/2014 10:47 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
TLC has plenty of evidence Mama June has been dating a convicted sex offender who molested her 8-year-old relative ... including the fact she went car shopping for the con.
As we first reported ... Mama June bought gifts for Mark McDaniel, who got out of prison in March after serving 10 years. We're told last month June went shopping for a used car ... a car we're told she was getting for McDaniel.
We know she went to at least one dealership near her home and said the used car was for her daughter. But sources say she was secretly car shopping for McDaniel.
Our sources say TLC also got wind of this. The car, the photo we posted, and other "compelling evidence" led the network to cancel the show ... despite June's denials.
Shows Up at
Mama June's House
10/24/2014 12:22 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Not long after word came down that their show, "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," was cancelled ... Sugar Bear showed up at the home of Mama June, perhaps to offer support.
Sugar Bear and Mama June broke up last month and it was Mama June's new relationship -- with a convicted child molester -- that lead to TLC's decision to ax the show.
Sugar Bear does have a dog in the fight ... the plan was for him to remain on the show.
Child Services and Police Alerted
For Dating Child Molester
10/24/2014 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" star Mama June is now in the crosshairs of children's services and local police ... TMZ has learned.
Sources connected to law enforcement tell TMZ ... children's services was alerted shortly after we broke the story that June has been secretly dating Mark McDaniel, who got out of prison in March after serving 10 years for forcing oral sex on an 8-year-old relative of June's.
We're also told the local Sheriff's Dept. has been notified.
As we first reported ... TLC cancelled the popular show just one day after learning she was secretly dating the child molester, who is now a registered sex offender.
June continues to deny she's dating the guy.
'Honey Boo Boo'
TLC Cancels Show
After June Dates Child Molester
10/24/2014 6:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
TLC has CANCELLED "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" TMZ has learned, in the wake of our story that Mama June is dating a convicted child molester who sexually abused one of her relatives.
The decision comes one day after TMZ broke the story ... June has been secretly dating Mark McDaniel, who got out of prison in March after serving 10 years for forcing oral sex on an 8-year-old.
We've learned June has denied she's seeing McDaniel, despite a photo we posted showing the 2 of them at a small party in a hotel room. TLC clearly did not believe her and cancelled the show because they felt she was putting her children at risk.
TLC has shot an entire new season of episodes but will not air them. Although the show has fallen off its ratings high, we're told it's still very profitable, so TLC is taking a financial hit.
But the network is not turning its back on the kids, telling us, "Supporting the health and welfare of these remarkable children is our only priority. TLC is faithfully committed to the children's ongoing comfort and well-being." Our sources say the network will pay for tutors and counselors for the kids.
Mama June just responded -- she continues to deny that she is dating McDaniel ...
Dating Man Who Molested Her Relative
10/23/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Mama June is seeing someone new, but there's a big problem ... the guy just got out of prison after serving time for molesting one of June's relatives ... TMZ has learned.
The new guy is 53-year-old Mark McDaniel. He was convicted in 2004 for aggravated child molestation. Prosecutors say he molested an 8-year-old child -- forcing oral sex. June was dating McDaniel at the same time he molested the child.
We will not identify the child but it's someone with whom June has contact.
McDaniel served 10 years and was released this past March. He is now a registered sex offender in the state of Georgia.
We're told Honey Boo Boo's mom has been seeing McDaniel for the last few months ... sneaking away from production of the show and meeting up with him. We're told she's also been setting him up by buying him various gifts.
The photo was taken a few weeks ago in a hotel room where June, McDaniel, and other guests were hanging out.
We contacted TLC, which produces "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo." The official says, "TLC is not currently in production on HERE COMES HONEY BOO BOO. We are very concerned about this new information and are reassessing the future of the series."
We reached out to June ... so far no word back.
Arrested for Vandalizing
His Ex's Car
10/13/2014 3:29 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" star Uncle Poodle was arrested Monday for allegedly vandalizing the car of his ex-boyfriend, but the love connection goes beyond just the two of them ... it's actually four people deep ... TMZ has learned.
Baldwin County Sheriff's officials tell us ... Poodle broke off a University of Georgia tag from the front of his ex's Dodge 1500 while it was parked last month in a Wal-Mart parking lot.
Now get this ... the ex was with his current boyfriend at the time of the incident. The two witnessed Poodle and his current fiancé driving away after the deed ... and Poodle's fiancé used to date Poodle's ex's new boyfriend.
Anyway ... Poodle was picked up and charged with trespassing and held on $1,000 bond. His hearing was scheduled to be held Monday afternoon -- at the time of this post, he's still in custody.
Big Pimpin' in Georgia ...
BEFORE Mama June Split
9/27/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Sugar Bear can protest all he wants ... but he was hot to trot the weekend before June sent him packing ... TMZ has learned.
The "Honey Boo Boo" star was riding the bull with a very hot chick who was at the Macon, GA bar celebrating her 21st birthday.
TMZ broke the story ... June pulled the plug after she caught Sugar Bear trolling an online dating website.
We're told S.B. was at the bar with an older woman, but traded up when the birthday girl spotted him and asked him to party with her and her friends.
As far as we know the bar is where it all ended, but one thing's for sure ... Mama June was nowhere near that bull.
Honey Boo Boo
Mama June Goes Big Ole House Hunting
9/23/2014 2:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Mama June is getting ready for a major upgrade ... now that she's 86'd Sugar Bear -- she's also looking to move into a new pad and took the fam house hunting Tuesday.
Most of the 'Honey Boo Boo' crew -- June, Alana, Pumpkin and Uncle Poodle -- checked out 4 houses in Hampton, GA ... about an hour away from where they live now.
As TMZ first reported, Mama June kicked Sugar Bear to the curb because she swears she caught him online dating. We're told he hasn't slept at the family home since the breakup ... though he still comes by to shoot for the show.
Here's the thing ... it looks like Suge's missing out big time, because June's looking at houses that are definitely a step (or three) up from the family's current digs.
Reality TV pays.
I Didn't Cheat
on Mama June!
9/22/2014 8:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Sugar Bear is standing up for himself in the break up with Mama June ... insisting he has not been online dating and has NOT cheated.
As TMZ first reported, Mama June kicked Sugar Bear to the curb after finding out he has a profile on the dating site plentyoffish.com
This weekend in Georgia ... Suge was asked about his online dating adventures and stood up for himself. He's tight-lipped on details, but adamant he's not a cheater.
He also says he's "not allowed" to talk. Question is ... who's trying to muzzle him -- producers or June?
Honey Boo Boo
Single Dad Day
9/21/2014 9:59 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Honey Boo Boo is handling her parents break up by gripping a paintball gun and spending the day with newly single dad Sugar Bear.
HBB and her pops hit up a local paintball park with Pumpkin and Chubbs Saturday. Mama June was noticeably absent following the split.
Probably better June doesn't have a weapon around Suge. As we previously reported ... June reportedly caught him trolling dating sites -- and now plans on moving the kids out of their home once they're done filming this season.
Not surprisingly, the reality show's cameras were rolling at the paintball park.
Won't Be Fired
From 'Honey Boo Boo'
9/20/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Sugar Bear will not get a pink slip from TLC in the wake of his separation from Mama June ... but TLC is now scrambling to make sure "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" doesn't implode the way "Jon & Kate Plus 8" did.
Sources close to the show tell TMZ ... they have made a decision -- Sugar Bear is the father of the show's star, and the story line would be "ridiculously incomplete" without including him. The separation itself will become a significant part of the show.
Producers are not looking to exploit the split, and haven't yet decided how to cover it, but one source was candid, "To tell the truth it's good for the show. It had hit a bit of a lull and now there are tons of story lines ... dating, single parenting, breakups."
That said ... TLC wants to make sure the kids are not "emotionally bleeding" on camera because their parents broke up. TLC watched one of their signature shows -- "John & Kate" --- go down the toilet because of the strife over the kids.
TLC wants to give Mama June an even higher profile on the show, following her life as a newly-single woman. They don't want to portray her as an emotional wreck ... she'll remain the rock of the family.
TMZ broke the story ... June kicked Sugar Bear to the curb after she found out he was trolling an online dating site.
More Fries for Me
9/19/2014 3:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Now that Mama June's given him the ole heave ho, Sugar Bear slipped off his ring and sought the comfort of an old friend today in Georgia.
Suge was outside the 'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo' family home sans wedding ring, but he did have the male version of bon bons and boxed wine -- a fountain soda and fries from McDonald's ... supersized, of course.
If he's looking for a silver lining -- nobody likes sharing their fries, right?
Bachelorhood has its privileges.