Mama June's new man Mark McDaniel may be a child molester, but that doesn't mean he's a bad guy ... at least according to his daughter-in-law.
Peaches McDaniel tried defending her father-in-law on Facebook ... saying, "if you are going to judge someone by their past, look at your own first. Michaels dad is an amazing man, as well amazing father."
She adds, "Peoples past are completely irrelevant to the present."
Tell that to the State of Georgia ... where McDaniel is now registered as a sex offender after serving 10 years in prison for forcing one of Mama June's daughters to have oral sex with him.
As we previously reported ... June and her man visited Peaches after she gave birth last month ... which is when McDaniel was pictured with his hands on Honey Boo Boo's back.
Sugar Bear Always Took Back Seat
To Child Molester
10/27/2014 12:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Child molester Mark McDaniel was the Camilla Parker-Bowles in the relationship between Mama June and Sugar Bear ... and even though he was behind bars almost the entire time June was with Sugar Bear, it destroyed their relationship.
Multiple family sources tell TMZ ... June kept a box of photos of her and McDaniel in the house ... something Sugar Bear knew about and protested, to no avail. She would NOT get rid of them.
We're told McDaniel -- who molested June's then 8-year-old daughter Anna -- was the subject of frequent arguments between June and Sugar Bear. He felt she was still emotionally in a relationship with McDaniel ... even though he had been locked up for years.
Our sources say June was seeing McDaniel while she was still with Sugar Bear -- he got out of prison in March. The family now believes it was actually June who was cheating, not Sugar Bear, and she used the online dating story to get out of a relationship she had already rejected.
Sugar Bear is Honey Boo Boo's dad, and we're guessing he's not happy about the pic of McDaniel touching her ... a pic taken Sept. 9.
Bruce & Kris Jenner
Kris Can Have All 8 Bathrooms
10/27/2014 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Bruce Jenner may have snagged Kris Jenner's best friend ... but he's giving up something probably way more valuable.
Bruce signed documents -- obtained by TMZ -- giving up his share of their Hidden Hills house to Kris in their divorce property settlement.
They bought the 6 bedroom, 8 bathroom pad in 2010 for $4 million and it's gone way up in value.
Bruce is now ensconced in a bachelor pad in Malibu.
As we previously reported ... Bruce recently started hooking up with Kris' friend and neighbor, Ronda Kamihira.
EXPOSES Honey Boo Boo to Child Molester
10/26/2014 12:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Mama June has not only been lying ... she's been exposing her young daughter to a child molester.
Take a look at this pic -- taken last month. A smiling June sits on a staircase as her 9-year-old daughter, Honey Boo Boo, is touched gently by the hands of a man who forced oral sex on another one of June's children ... who was a year younger than Honey Boo Boo when she was violated.
June lashed out after we posted a pic of Mark McDaniel -- fresh out of prison -- and her in a hotel room, claiming she hadn't seen him since he was released from prison in March.
But then we posted pics of the 2 of them shopping for a house. And then we posted a pic of June buying him a car.
But now ... here is Mark McDaniel, a registered sex offender, making contact with a young girl.
Mama June's New Man
I'm NOT Talking
Get Yer Ass Off My Property!
10/26/2014 7:32 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Mama June's new man Mark McDaniel is mum on their rekindled relationship ... but he did have a message for the media ... a message grossly misspelled.
McDaniel posted a note on his door Saturday that reads, "Private Property. No Trepass. No Comment."
TMZ has obtained various pics showing that Mama June is in deep again with the man who molested one of her daughters -- this in the face of her protestations she hasn't seen the guy since his release in March.
Jon and Kate Gosselin
Reunite at Yard Sale
Gimme My Stuff!
10/26/2014 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jon Gosselin showed up to his ex-wife Kate Gosselin's yard sale Saturday in Pennsylvania ... which can mean only one thing ... the guy wants to get some of his old junk back.
Kate was selling off old stuff like helmets and car seats with proceeds benefiting the Animal Rescue League ... and apparently J.G. was feeling a bit sentimental.
Here's the problem ... he doesn't have garage sale money anymore.
Here's The Car I Bought
For My Daughter's Molester
10/26/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Turns out Mama June is a sugar mama ... buying the guy who molested her daughter a car.
June plunked down around $25,000 CASH at a car dealership in Macon, GA for 2 used Nissan Altimas ... an '07 and an '09. The pic shows a smiling June with her hand near the receipt.
We're told she bought the older car for someone in her family ... and the '09 for "a friend."
But we found out ... the friend's car was delivered to a home in Decatur, GA which McDaniel listed on his sex offender registration.
June's denied she has even seen McDaniel since he went to prison back in 2004. But we've already showed you pics of the 2 of them in a hotel room, and multiple pics of them house hunting last month.
Who you gonna believe ... her or your lyin' eyes?
'Always Sunny' Star Charlie Day
I've Tried Rum Ham ...
10/26/2014 8:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" star Charlie Day has ACTUALLY taken a sip of rum ham ... and even though his crew made the drink famous, he says it's vile.
If you haven't seen the show -- first of all, shame on you -- rum ham surfaced in Season 7 when Frank (Danny DeVito) concocted the rum-soaked delicacy.
Day was retrieving his bags at LAX on Saturday when he told us he was once at dinner ... and someone sent a rum ham drink to his table -- but you gotta hear Charlie tell the story himself.
Still beats sunscreen tequila.
Draya Michele's Ex-BF
I Want Our
Sex Tape Back!
10/26/2014 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Draya Michele's ex-BF claims they made a sex tape ... and now he's suing to get it back -- because he's worried their skin flick will go public.
TMZ has learned a video is being shopped around to the big porn companies ... featuring a woman who looks a lot like the "Basketball Wives" star -- and her ex, David Miranda.
Miranda filed suit in NY small claims court ... for loss of "private documents." David tells us the private "doc" in question is actually a sex tape.
David says he and Draya were banging from Jan. 2011 to Sept. 2013 ... and have videos meant for their eyes only -- and now he's upset someone is pimping it.
Miranda blames Draya for the alleged footage ending up in the wrong hands.
We reached out to Draya ... her rep had no comment.
Pants on Fire
Pics Show House Hunt with Child Molester
10/25/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Mama June swears she has not seen Mark McDaniel -- the man who molested her daughter Anna -- since he was sprung from prison last March ... but picture this.
TMZ got photos of June and McDaniel house hunting in Hampton, GA last month. As they stroll through the baronial property they show clear affection appearing to be hand in hand in one photo.
TLC certainly didn't believe her ... the network cancelled the show 24 hours after TMZ posted a pic of the 2 of them recently in a hotel room during a small party.
And June's daughter Pumpkin has been quoted saying her mom was NOT seeing McDaniel. But there she is ... pictured with McDaniel's son during the house-hunting trip.
'Duck Dynasty' Star Jep Robertson
During Deer Hunting Trip
10/25/2014 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Duck Dynasty" star Jep Robertson was rushed to the hospital this week ... after he suffered a seizure during a deer hunting trip ... TMZ has learned.
Jep -- the youngest of Phil Robertson's children -- was in the stand with friends when it happened ... Willie immediately rushed to his brother's side. J.R. was taken to a local hospital
A rep for Jep says he's doing better ... but will stay hospitalized for more tests. He's being treated with antibiotics to cover possible infections doctors think may have triggered the seizure.
We're told there was no paralysis or other permanent damage ... and Jep feels extremely blessed.
Goes to FBI
The Transsexual Extorted Me!
10/25/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kendra Wilkinson's husband Hank Baskett has gone to the FBI, claiming the transsexual who has blabbed to the media she had an affair with him illegally recorded and extorted him.
Hank's camp tells TMZ ... he now acknowledges he "hung out with her." His people say Ava London secretly recorded the conversation in which he begs her not to talk about their relationship because he's married. That audio made its way to several tabloids.
We've learned Hank's lawyer went to the FBI this week, complaining not only was the recording illegal ... she tried shaking him down to the tune of $5K in return for silence.
We're told Hank's lawyer Lee Hutton will go to court next week in an attempt to get her records, which his people believe will fully document an extortion attempt.
We now also know what Hank claims happened between him and Ava. He says he met her and one of her friends in a grocery store and they invited him to go to their apartment. They began smoking weed, which somehow led to Ava taking her clothes off, and the deal breaker was when Ava revealed her basket.
New Man Molested Her Daughter
And She Wants You to Know
10/24/2014 2:39 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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.