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Mama June My 'Money Hungry Bitch' Mom Is Behind Anna's Lawsuit

6/11/2015 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Mama June's daughter Anna/Chickadee was bullied into suing her mother -- bullied by her grandmother and her grandmother's BF -- and Mama June says she has text messages to prove it.

TMZ broke the story ... Anna is suing Mama June, claiming June kept all the 'Honey Boo Boo' money that should have been distributed to the family. Both Anna and her daughter Kaitlyn are suing.

But TMZ has learned June will file legal docs Thursday, claiming her mother, Sandra Hale, is behind the lawsuit and Anna never wanted to file it nor does she believe what's being alleged.  

We know June has text messages from Anna to a family member, one of which says, "I did not hire the lawyer. My grandma did ... I know I can't get her money and that's what I tried to tell him [Sandra's boyfriend]."  

What's more, June has another text from Anna which reads, "I never really talked to [the lawyer] cause my grandma boyfriend talked the whole time and then kicked me out so he could talk to the guy. So Idk what was said behind closed door." 

We got Mama June at LAX a few months ago, and she clearly knew who was fueling the family feud, calling her mom "a money hungry bitch."

Mama June I Don't Owe Anna a Dime ... TLC Paid Her Direct

6/10/2015 11:34 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Mama June is crafting a "direct deposit defense" against her daughter Anna's claims MJ made off with thousands of TLC dollars from the family's "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" days. 

Mama June tells TMZ it's "ridiculous" to think she owes Chickadee any money ... because she says the network deposited Anna's money directly into her accounts.

MJ says their most recent contract, drawn up in September 2012, specifically stated that one-third of the family's $22,500/episode paycheck was to be divided up equally among the kids and paid to them individually -- meaning Mama June never saw a cent of it.

Mama June claims she gave Anna a $15,400 check last December ... her cut of a lump sum the family was paid when their show was cancelled.

In fact, Mama June says she even helped Anna by paying her cellphone bill and other household expenses.

Mama June Sued By Daughter You Kept All the Bacon

6/10/2015 8:29 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Mama June's daughter and granddaughter are suing her, claiming she screwed them out of hundreds of thousands of dollars from their series, "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo."

Anna Cardwell and her 2-year-old daughter, Kaitlyn, claim Mama June pocketed money that was earmarked for them. Anna says she's owed around $200k and Kaitlyn is owed $100k.

The mother/daughter plaintiffs say Mama June kept their share of the $22,500 per episode. They also say Mama June didn't fork over royalties for their cookbook and other promotional things.

Anna and Kaitlyn have also dragged TLC into the lawsuit, claiming the network had a duty to protect them ... ensuring they'd get what was owed to them. 

TLC has always said it helped set up accounts to ensure everyone got what was owed to them.

 

Mama June Bring 'Honey Boo Boo' Back Or I'll Sue for a Million Bucks!!!

5/24/2015 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Mama June has given TLC an ultimatum -- either put "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" back on the air, or she'll sue the network for treating her far more harshly than the Duggar family. 

Mama June's lawyer tells TMZ, he gave the network the demand Friday, claiming the family's rights were violated when TLC yanked the show hours after TMZ posted a pic of June with convicted child molester Mark McDaniel. They say Josh Duggar's conduct was far worse, with fewer consequences.

The attorney told TLC the family is willing to work for the same terms as before and they are all on board.

The lawyer told TLC he'd be happy to resolve the matter in court ... where he believes he can score a $1 million jury verdict. 

The attorney says if he doesn't get any action in the next week, he'll file the lawsuit.

Mama June Threatens TLC with Lawsuit ... We Weren't as Bad as the Duggar Family

5/22/2015 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE


Mama June is so angry TLC has not cancelled "19 Kids and Counting" she's prepared to sue TLC, claiming the Duggar family is way worse than hers, yet they still have a show.

June tells TMZ there is no way TLC can justify keeping the Duggar family on the air yet yanking 'Honey Boo Boo.' June notes within hours of TMZ posting the pic of her cavorting with convicted child molester Mark McDaniel, TLC pulled the plug on her show.

June says she never molested anyone and McDaniel wasn't ever on her show, yet Josh Duggar is a central figure on the TLC show and admitted to molesting some of his sisters, who are also on the show. What's more, she believes Jim Bob and Michelle covered up their son's misdeeds. 

With that backdrop, June says she's out hundreds of thousands of dollars because of the abrupt cancellation of her show, and if the Duggar family stays on the air, she wants to sue the network for what she believes is blatantly unfair and inconsistent treatment. 

And June adds, "I read that the Duggar family said, this happening with their son brought them closer to God and each other. So they're saying it's ok to have family touch time? Hell no."

Mama June Stripper??? We Hardly Knew Her!!!

5/17/2015 7:40 AM PDT

Mama June shook what her mama gave her at a strip club Saturday night, handling the pole like a pro.

June was all over the business of one stripper, then ferociously grinded another one who was hanging on to the pole for dear life.

It all went down at Crazy Horse Gentleman's Club in Pompano Beach, Florida.  As TMZ reported, June pocketed a cool $5,500 for her appearance.

But June got more than she bargained for, because the crowd made it rain in a big way.

Redemption.

Mama June I Can't Stomach My Stomach ... I'm Getting a Lap-Band

5/17/2015 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Mama June is joining a band ... in her lap.

The 'Honey Boo Boo' matriarch is so inspired by her recent 45 lb. weight loss, she's gunning to lose another 50, with the help of the Lap-Band.

We did the math ... she currently weighs in at 276 lbs., and if she achieves her gastric goal she'll go down to a svelte 226. 

June made the decision to go under the knife because she's plateaued with her trainer and her relatively healthy diet.  

She'll have the surgery this summer, which means she'll just miss bikini season. 

Mama June I'm a Strip Club Superstar Now!

5/3/2015 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Mama June's making stacks o' cash from a Florida strip club -- and in related news ... there's a polar vortex pushing through hell. 

A rep for June tells TMZ the "Honey Boo Boo" matriarch has a signed deal to appear later this month at Crazy Horse Gentlemen's Club in Pompano Beach -- but before you start booking flights ... we're told June's keeping her clothes on.

June will pocket $5,500 for the meet and greet with fans, and get VIP treatment -- including first class airfare and deluxe hotel accommodations. 

Although she won't be in her birthday suit ... there's a chance June might hop onstage to show off her new figure. She's lost 45 pounds!

Bonus for June -- the club's got a killer menu ... though that might not jive with her diet.  

Mama June Guy Who Threatened to Shoot Her Avoids Jail

4/27/2015 12:56 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The guy who admitted he threatened to gun down Mama June and her daughter on Facebook is getting off without serving jail time.

Andrew Kurt Summers pled guilty Monday to one count of making a terrorist threat. He got 3 years probation, and was fined $1,000. But the big news .... he won't be locked up.  

Summers -- who claimed it was all a big joke -- was also ordered to have no contact with Mama June, Pumpkin, or anyone else in their family. 

As TMZ first reported, Summers was arrested for making threats on Mama June's Facebook page.

Summers called it a "dumb mistake." 

Chickadee to Mama June I'm Pregnant! And This Time I Call the Shots

4/25/2015 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Anna Chickadee Cardwell is pregnant ... but this time around grandma won't be in charge.

Chickadee tells TMZ, she and husband Michael are 6 weeks pregnant. If Mama June reads this it will be the first time she'll learn she's going to be a grandma 2 times over.

June was calling the shots after Anna's first baby, Kaitlyn, was born, but this time June will be allowed to visit when Anna's around, but that's it. 

Anna says she doesn't trust her mom's judgment anymore, because when she was younger, June would leave her with various people for long periods of time. One of them was child molester Mark McDaniel

Anna says the only men who she'll trust with the new baby will be her husband and Uncle Poodle.

But Anna knows the value of a buck ... she says that there's one thing Mama June will come in handy for ... diaper coupons. 

The woman loves a good bargain. 

Mama June By the By ... I'm Bi!!

4/24/2015 12:59 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE


Mama June wants the world to know ... "I'm bisexual."

The "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" matriarch tells TMZ she had 3 experiences with women in her life but says, "It's no big deal, I was young and experimented with it, never went pro though just played the minor leagues."

While she and Sugar Bear are currently broken up, June says she is working things out with him. But if they don't get back together ... "It's open season. I will keep ALL my options open."

Standby ladies (and guys) ... Mama's about to run wild.

Sugar Bear's Brother Billy I Was Never Missing I Just Didn't Wanna Talk To June & S.B.!

4/15/2015 10:35 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Sugar Bear's brother Billy is alive and well, which is hardly news except June and S.B. thought he wasn't.

As we reported, Sugar Bear and June filed a missing persons police report Tuesday, because they hadn't seen or heard from Billy since Saturday. They were especially worried because Billy was going through hard times ... unable to find a job and in the middle of a contentious breakup with his baby mama, who supposedly was not letting him see his kids. 

But now Billy has resurfaced and doesn't understand all the fuss. He says he was just working with a friend and didn't feel like returning phone calls or texts from them. He says he was in contact with other family members.

Billy also says he was with his kids last week, so June and Sugar Bear were making a big deal out of nothing.

Sounds like there's some bad blood, because Billy says he won't be talking to June anytime soon.

Sugar Bear Brother Billy Missing Police Report Filed

4/14/2015 1:55 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Sugar Bear's brother is missing, and Sugar Bear and Mama June are so worried we're told they've filed a missing persons report.

Billy Thompson was last seen 3 days ago in McIntyre, Georgia. He's gone off the radar, not returning phone calls or texts.

The last time Billy was seen was Saturday, at Sugar Bear's home where Mama June's daughter Jessica was getting ready to go to prom.

Mama June's people tell TMZ, they're especially worried because he's been going through hard times lately. He's unemployed and unable to find work. He's also having a hard time seeing his kids in the wake of a bad breakup with his baby mama.

Mama June's people say they've gone to the local police department and filed a report, but so far no luck in finding him. 

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