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Liar, Liar! Mama June Backpedals on Child Molester Dating Denial: ‘It’s Not Like I See Him Every Day’


Nov. 12 2014, Published 8:39 p.m. ET

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Mama June speaks!

After she was caught on camera hanging out with the man who sexually abused her eldest daughter Anna, former Here Comes Honey Boo Boo matriarch Shannon, 35, is explaining her side of the story.

“It’s about getting the truth out there,” she tells Entertainment Tonight in a preview clip of the interview, to air on Thursday night. “I have nothing to hide.”

However, the disgraced mother seems to get tongue-tied when grilled about why she has been hanging out with ex-boyfriend Mark McDaniel, 53, who exclusively revealed plead guilty to molesting her then 8-year-old daughter multiple times in 2002. (He served a ten-year prison sentence for his crimes.)

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“The very first time we saw him was a coincidence,” insists the reality star, who previously claimed she hadn’t seen or spoken with McDaniel since 2004. “It’s not like I’m seeing him every day.”

June also claims she’s never read the shocking court documents Radar exclusively revealed last month, in which a grand jury accused McDaniel “playing videos depicting sexual acts for Anna Marie Shannon,” “fondling the vagina of Anna Marie Shannon,” “ejaculating on the person of Anna Marie Shannon,” and sodomizing the child by placing “the sex organs of the accused” into the mouth of his victim.

“I told Anna not to bring up the past again,” June tells reporter Brooke Anderson.

And she shuts down Anna’s claims that McDaniel fathered June’s daughter Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon, 14.

“Pumpkin's real father is sister Jessica’s father…I lied to my family and told them it was somebody else...It's Michael Anthony Ford…He was caught on To Catch A Predator back in 2005…He's doing time for sexual exploitation of minors until 2026,” she says.

For more on the reality clan’s shocking sex scandal, keep reading Radar Online.


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