The Honey Boo Boo saga just keeps getting sadder. In a new interview with Entertainment Tonight that will air Thursday, Mama June's daughter Anna Cardwell speaks out about her mother's rekindled relationship with the man who molested her when she was eight years old. Anna says Mama June is "happy" to be back with Mark McDaniel. "She's smiling and giggling when he's around," she says.
She never told me she believes me. She never said, '"Hey Anna, I'm sorry for not believing you" or "I still don't believe you to this day."
It's like she's happy. She's smiling and giggling when he's around. You know, he's a child molester, Mama! He did this to me. Why would you let him come around the girls knowing what he did? And reportedly done it to another girl? And Mama was like, "Oh, he never done it to another girl."
Mama's not supposed to be around him! She just knows! And she let him get around Alana and Pumpkin!
Mama June's daughters Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson and Lauryn "Pumpkin" Shannon are 9 and 14, respectively.
Ultimately, Anna says Mama June is responsible for her decisions. "It's Mama's fault," she says. "She has to live with it. She has brung the past back and now she can't get it away. I'm mad. I'm upset. I feel betrayed. I feel very hurt. That's the main thing that I am—I feel very hurt that Mama let him come around."