Mama June lives in a perpetual state of denial, telling Dr. Phil her boyfriend Mark McDaniel may have been rehabilitated and therefore not a danger to children.
It's pretty incredible ... June appeared on Phil's show Monday and pooh-poohed his question about her choice in men, saying McDaniel had no issues when she met him in 2000.
She also trashes her own daughter who was forced to perform oral sex on her boyfriend, saying Anna tends to lie.
You gotta see it to not believe it.
Prosecuted for Not Paying Child Support
For Molested Daughter
11/14/2014 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Mama June stiffed the woman who took care of June's daughter after she was molested by June's boyfriend ... this according to Georgia prosecutors who filed a criminal case against her.
June's mother, Sandra Hale, became the guardian of Anna/aka Chickadee in 2003, a year after Mark McDaniel forced the girl (who was 8 at the time) to perform oral sex on him.
When the guardianship was created, June was required to pay her mom $100 a month in child support. But fast forward to 2009, when the Henry County D.A. filed criminal contempt charges against June, claiming she was way behind on her payments -- $4,144.62 behind.
According to legal docs -- obtained by TMZ -- June was behind "due to willful and continuous refusal to comply."
The D.A. threatened her with jail if she didn't pay. The mug shot was taken in the contempt case.
The D.A. dismissed the contempt charge 3 months after it was filed ... presumably because June belatedly paid.
Claims Child Molester Hotel Pic is Fake
11/13/2014 12:13 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Mama June did a sit-down with Dr. Phil Wednesday and claimed TMZ doctored the pic showing her in a hotel room with convicted child molester Mark McDaniel.
Phil gets heated with June ... calling her out on her allegation. As we reported, we were told June was sneaking away from the production of "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" to have secret rendezvous with McDaniel.
June made a bunch of claims during the interview -- which will air Monday -- including TLC allegedly folding and paying her full salary for the cancelled season. As TMZ reported ... TLC sources told us they blamed June for the cancellation and decided to pay her only a portion of her pay.
Our TLC sources say June lied on Dr. Phil's show ... she did NOT get payment in full because of her misconduct.
BTW ... we didn't doctor the pic.
I Want a NYC Spinoff!
11/4/2014 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Mama June got the whole Honey Boo Boo clan booted from television ... but Uncle Poodle says he hopes Hollywood comes a callin' again -- because he's gunning for his own show in NYC.
Poodle says he saw the petition online calling for him and Sugar Bear to star in their own spin-off show ... and he's game. We're guessing Sugar is not as interested -- if yesterday's Poodle attack was any indication.
Uncle P says he'd only be interested if H.B.B. is allowed to make guest appearances ... he doesn't want the girl punished because of her mom's misdeeds.
Poodle says he and his fiance already have a pitch for producers -- they'll move to New York City in kind of a reverse "Green Acres."
This time around we know who could play Arnold Ziffel.
11:25 A.M. PST -- Poodle posted on Facebook that he has no plans to move to NYC ... we've learned he and his fiance have moved to a new apartment in a nearby city in Georgia.
Sugar Bear, Mama June
United ... Poodle Gets Custody
Over Our Dead Bodies!
11/3/2014 10:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Sugar Bear and Mama June could not be more clear ... they can't stand Uncle Poodle and will fight to the death if he tries to wrestle custody of Honey Boo Boo away from them.
TMZ broke the story ... Poodle is privately vowing to go to court for temporary custody if Mama June does not sever all ties from Mark McDaniel, the guy who did time for molesting her oldest daughter.
Sugar Bear and Mama June were together and in lockstep Monday in the parking lot of a Georgia mall ... as they went to get their hair did.
I'll Fight June for Boo Boo Custody, Unless ...
11/3/2014 12:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Honey Boo Boo will have a safe, stable home free of all convicted child molesters ... so vows Uncle Poodle, who says he'll file for custody if things get bad at Mama June's.
Sources connected with the family tell TMZ ... Uncle Poodle and his fiance Alan have researched the ground rules for winning temporary custody. They say they have the financial wherewithal to support Honey Boo Boo, and they're getting a new, larger apartment with a spare bedroom.
Our sources say ... Poodle and Alan are ready to file for temporary custody if June does not completely sever her relationship with Mark McDaniel. They will not ask for permanent custody because they'd like to see Sugar Bear eventually care for Honey Boo Boo ... when he gets back on his feet financially.
They are talking trash about S.B. ... calling him "an idiot" for hanging out with June.
As for 14-year-old Pumpkin ... they have no desire to get custody of her -- she hates them.
Passes Out at Mama June's House
... Ambulance Called
11/2/2014 8:03 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Sugar Bear fainted at Mama June's house Sunday afternoon ... and EMTs were called to the scene to treat him during a scary incident.
Sources close to the family tell us Suge has been staying at Mama June's house for a few days -- and it's unclear if the couple were arguing when he took the header.
We're told Sugar Bear regained consciousness before the ambulance arrived ... and was able to walk outside and greet the EMTs before they ran a bank of tests.
Our sources say EMTs diagnosed the problem as high blood pressure.
Sugar Bear walked back inside afterward. We're told he's feeling better ... and still staying at the house with June.
She Won't Get Paid in Full
But Kids Will
11/1/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Mama June is not going to get her full salary from TLC for the un-aired season, because TLC squarely put the blame on her for the show's cancellation.
Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... TLC's biggest concern is the welfare of Honey Boo Boo and the other kids and show execs are deeply concerned and upset that June has put them at risk by dating convicted child molester Mark McDaniel.
The network does not believe June deserves full payment, so they have deducted a significant amount from what she would have gotten if the show aired.
As for the kids ... we're told they will ALL be paid in full.
Ditto Sugar Bear, who will also get his due. And Uncle Poodle has already received his loot.
Our sources say TLC is hanging its hat on a morals clause in her contract -- and cavorting with the guy who molested one of her daughters ... well, it seems to qualify.
On Mama June Scandal
11/1/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The women of "Hollywood Hillbillies" are standing firmly behind Mama June ... saying she's a good mother ... but the men on the show say June's a crappy mom.
Our photog got the cast as they headed into House of Pies in Los Feliz with their manager David Weintraub ... and there was a clear gender divide over the Boo Boo situation.
Mema was quick to defend Mama June ... but Michael (aka "The Angry Ginger") seriously bashed her.
Which hicks take the cake ... and the pie? You decide.
Sugar Bear and Uncle Poodle
We're Getting $crewed
Because of Mama June
10/31/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Sugar Bear and Uncle Poodle say they're getting screwed over by the cancellation of "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," because they haven't been paid a cent for an entire season that's in the can ... but we're told their payday is imminent.
Sources connected with the show tell us ... Sugar Bear is bitter because he did nothing wrong, and because June decided to start dating her child molester boyfriend again he can't even afford a place to live ... he's been staying with a friend.
Production sources say payment was tied to the airing of the shows, but TLC has 86'd the entire season which was shot over a period of 6 months. We're told Sugar Bear hasn't gotten a dime.
What's especially galling to S.B. ... he doesn't have a reserve. We're told June hoarded all the money the family got and doled out an allowance for him -- that's it.
As for Uncle Poodle ... our sources says he's extremely bitter because he says TLC has not contacted him and he has no idea if he'll end up with goose eggs. But we know Poodle has NO contract with TLC ... his deal is through the production company, and he's going to get paid.
Our production sources say ... the check's in the mail -- literally -- for both Sugar Bear and Poodle.
Mama June, Sugar Bear, Honey Boo Boo
United We Stand
10/29/2014 3:04 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
It's a curious pic indeed. Sugar Bear, arm-in-arm with Mama June and Honey Boo Boo.
The pic was taken Wednesday in Milledgeville, GA. It's obvious ... they wanted to be photographed, and June looks especially happy to see the paparazzi.
For June, it's a big deal that it LOOKS like she has an alliance with Sugar Bear, who has been extremely upset that she's been dating convicted child molester Mark McDaniel.
As for Sugar Bear ... he's walking a tightrope. He has no plans to fight June for custody, because his life isn't stable enough to care for Honey Boo Boo. He doesn't even have his own place to live.
Given that he's not fighting for custody ... Sugar Bear needs June because she controls access to their daughter.
Bringing a child molester into your life can really complicate things.
Won't Fight for Custody UNLESS ...
10/29/2014 12:17 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Sugar Bear will NOT make a play for custody of Honey Boo Boo unless things escalate between Mama June and convicted child molester Mark McDaniel and the child is materially harmed.
Sources connected to Sugar Bear tell TMZ ... as of now he will not fight for custody, and it's not just about June. We're told he does not feel equipped to take custody of the 9-year-old. He doesn't have a place of his own right now -- he's been living with a friend since he and June separated.
It doesn't mean Sugar Bear is not concerned. We're told he stops by June's house daily to check on the kid, but so far he has not sensed anything that has damaged her.
As we reported ... Sugar Bear is not happy that June is back with McDaniel. It was a source of friction in their relationship -- she refused to 86 the pics of the man who molested her older daughter -- and ultimately became a significant reason for the break-up.
Mama June's Child Molester
He's Doing NOTHING Wrong
10/28/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Mama June and her new guy -- convicted child molester Mark McDaniel -- have not done ANYTHING illegal by seeing each other and law enforcement won't do anything to stop them ... TMZ has learned.
Law enforcement tell us ... the Dekalb County Sheriff's Dept. has received various complaints by people who were alarmed after seeing TMZ's stories about the pair hanging out after McDaniel's release from prison in March. He served 10 years for forcing oral sex on June's daughter, Anna.
Our law enforcement sources say ... Mark is not legally prohibited from hanging out with June, Honey Boo Boo or anyone else in her family ... except Anna. So far, there's been no violation.
This is scary ... but June could literally shack up with McDaniel and cops would be powerless to stop it, unless he lays a hand on her kids.
As for Anna ... it seems McDaniel is in the clear because she told us she doesn't want to be near him.
Although cops tell us McDaniel is in "total compliance" ... they add he's on their radar.
What's more ... although we've reported children's services is looking into the situation, we're told unless there's a real threat to the children, they can't take any action. The reality is ... McDaniel has done his time and is allowed to mingle in society.