Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson’s younger brother, 31, told The National ENQUIRER that June, 34, had introduced the then unknown McDaniel— who served ten years in prison for sexually abusing her eldest daughter Anna “Chickadee” Cardwell when she was just 8 years old— as her “gay friend” during a trip to a North Carolina casino in September. In a bombshell reveal, Uncle Poodle also said he spotted Alana, 9, “crammed in bed” with June and the disgraced pedophile in a hotel room.
“He should have never been near or around the kids,” Uncle Poodle wrote today. “What June does behind closed doors is HER business unless it involves the kids and that is why I spoke out! I did not nor will I ever support her wanting or being around McDaniel nor do I agree with the whole situation.”
In the Facebook post, Uncle Poodle also denied he will fight for custody of his beloved niece, but added he will gladly adopt her if the only other housing choice is foster care.
“I was asked ‘if the choice came between you or the state system what would I do,’ and of course I would never want them kids in the system,” he explained. “Actually I hope it all gets sorted out and the children continue to live as a family.”
Despite his public battle with 14-year-old niece Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon and vehement disapproval of June’s relationship with McDaniel, Uncle Poodle insists he hopes for peace in the scandal-ridden family.
“I believe for any of it to work out and mend bridges in family we are all going to have to set aside our differences and do what’s best for the kids,” he said. “And let June and Anna figure out what to do in their situation which I will not be commenting about. I support June as a woman who can do as she pleases and I support Anna for how she feels, No child should ever go through what she did and certainly never have that past come back later in life.”
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