Here Comes Honey Boo Boo star Mama June Shannon was infamously caught exposing her youngest daughter Alana to her convicted child molester lover, Mark McDaniel. And the former pageant queen’s father, Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson, isn’t going to take his ex’s reckless behavior sitting down.
According to Life & Style, the doting dad, 42, is considering contacting lawyers to gain custody of his daughter, 9.
“Mike is trying to do what’s best for his kid,” a friend tells the magazine. “He is trying to protect his little girl.”
After meeting with the Department of Child Services in the family’s native Georgia, Life & Style claims, Sugar Bear has a new plan to move into a friend’s trailer with Alana.
“Alana’s been crying that she wants her daddy back,” the source reveals. “And Sugar Bear wants to be there to be a good father.”
And it looks like Alana needs her father more than ever. As RadarOnline.com reported today, Sugar Bear’s brother, Lee “Uncle Poodle” Thompson, 31, exclusively told The National ENQUIRER that he witnessed McDaniel, 53, cuddling in bed with Alana on a secret trip to a North Carolina casino in September. (McDaniel served ten years in prison after repeatedly sexually abusing June’s oldest daughter Anna “Chickadee” Cardwell, 20, when she was just 8 years old— one year younger than Alana. Anna exclusively confirmed to Radar that she was McDaniel’s young victim.)
“I don’t know what June is thinking! First, Mark sexually abused her daughter Anna and now I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s targeting Alana,” Uncle Poodle fumed to The ENQUIRER. “As a mother, it’s June’s job to protect her daughters. She didn’t do it with Anna, and now she’s putting Alana in danger.”
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