Honey Boo Boo Scandal: Pumpkin witnessed abuse of sister, Sugar Bear seeks custody, father of Chubbs also a sex offender

Father of Honey Boo Boo's Chubbs - Mark Anthony Ford

Here’s the latest from the Honey Boo Boo scandal…

“Mama” June Shannon’s daughter Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon has been defending her mother since news broke that she had rekindled a romantic relationship with the man convicted of molesting older sister Anna Cardwell. Court papers from the crime that happened a decade ago reveal that Lauryn, who was just 3-years-old at the time, witnessed the horrible crimes of which Mark McDaniel was found guilty.

Warning: Details from the report are disturbing…

Via Radar:

During an interview with police, “Anna… stated that her sister, Lauryn, is in the bed with them when this is going on,” Officer Bauch wrote in the incident report. (Anna, now a 20-year-old married mom of Kaitlyn, 2, has given Radar permission to reveal her identity as McDaniel’s victim.) He [Mark McDaniel] was specifically indicted on one count of child molestation for “fondl[ing] the vagina of Anna Marie Shannon…in the presence of Laur[y]n Shannon, a child under the age of 16.”


“Crazy Tony” Lindsay, a friend of Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson, has told the Daily Mail that the father of Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson is distraught over the situation and believes that the only remedy is to seek custody.

Lindsay said:

“Mike is all over the place and is distraught that his daughter has had contact with a sex offender. He wants her out of that environment and knows the only way to do that is to get custody… June has all the money, and he has not seen any of it. He will have to sue for custody and June will not give her up. I genuinely worry for the future of that family. Before the show they had nothing, and they are going to end up with nothing.”

Another friend of Sugar Bear’s, who wished to remain unnamed, added:

“He [Mike Thompson] hasn’t seen any of the money that TLC paid the family. He cannot even afford to rent his own place and is living in a trailer home with no running water and no electricity.”

Lindsay also said of his buddy, “He is not doing very well. He took the split hard and now this comes along. He has got no money and has taken to borrowing from everyone. He owes me $100 and I doubt I’ll ever see it.”


As Starcasm reported back in 2012, the father of another one of Mama June’s daughters, Jessica “Chubbs” Shannon, is a registered sex offender. In light of the recent events that have resulted in the cancellation of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, this information has resurfaced.

Michael Anthony Ford served 2 years in prison after he and Mama June split for the sexual exploitation of a child over the internet back in 2005. Because of his crime he is required to register as a sex offender.

Here is his registry page via the State of Georgia:


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