From Not To Hot star Mama June and boyfriend Geno Doak have been ordered to have no contact with each other after their arrests for crack possession and domestic violence at a Franklin, Alabama gas station on March 13. Despite the heated altercation, during which Geno reportedly threatened to kill Mama June, the two “shack ’em up mates” say they are still together and still in love. Actually, Mama June is telling a judge that she is blindly in love!
According to court documents obtained by TMZ, Mama June has requested that the no contact order be lifted in part because she is partially blind and needs him to help her get through the days.
In addition to having the no contact order lifted, Mama June is also requesting that the domestic violence charge against Geno be dropped. She says in the court filing that Geno is very loving towards her children, adding that they are in love and continue “working on our relationship to make us stronger as a couple.”
She wants the court to know she does not fear for her safety or worry about what Geno could do to her, so she’s asking the court to lift the order saying he has to stay away from her … and she’d like his domestic violence charge dismissed too.
Sources close to June’s family says Geno’s a bad influence on her, but she claims in the docs that’s not the case. As for the gas station incident … June says the situation “got heated and out of hand, but never was I in fear for my safety or did I want the police involved.”
Mama June’s vision problems have been well documented during her time as a reality television star. It was revealed during her time on Here Comes Honey Boo Boo that she is legally blind, an issue stemming from childhood cataracts. Her family was reportedly unable to properly treat the cataracts, and they became irreversible.
Mama June spoke with People about her vision problems in June of last year and revealed that she was completely blind in her right eye. She also had four different surgeries on her left eye in hopes of repairing the limited vision that remained.
“It’s been physically and emotionally draining,” Mama June said at the time. “Losing my independence and having to rely on other people for everything has been crazy.” That quote certainly seems to back up Mama June’s claim to the judge about relying on Geno for assistance.
Despite the unfortunate situation that Mama June and Geno have found themselves in, there is someone seeing the arrests as a potential positive thing — WE tv. There was a lot of debate over whether or not the network should cancel Mama June’s show in the wake of the arrests, much like TLC canceled Here Comes Honey Boo Boo after it was reported that Mama June was dating Mark McDaniel, who was convicted of molesting her daughter Anna when she was eight years old. But, judging from the latest promotional video for the show, it appears as though WE tv is willing to embrace the arrests as a marketing ploy to bring in ratings.
Check out the clip:
— Mama June: From Not to Hot (@MamaJune_WEtv) March 22, 2019
“It was the news that shocked America,” the narrator begins as a headline reading “Reality TV Star Arrested” shows on screen. The headline changes to Mama June and Geno’s mug shot photos.
The clip then features a lot of drama over Geno, including what looks to be his arrest from earlier this month. However, the police car shown in the clip is from Henry County, Georgia, so I assume these scenes were from another incident. There has been no indication that there were cameras rolling during the couple’s March 13 arrests. Plus, WE tv’s tweet was just nine days later, and I can’t imagine they would have been able to edit that all so quickly.
At the end of the video we see Alana (aka Honey Boo Boo) crying as she tells Mama June: “I would love to come home, but I’m scared to stay at your house!”
I assume it was this clip that Geno Doak was referring to with his Instagram post earlier this week. “Contrary to what some may lead you to believe, I do not have any children that are frightened of me,” Geno wrote along with a photo of himself giving the middle finger. “I’ve been beyond nice and will continue to be as long as my image and me are left alone. Call my bluff if you must. Thank you have a day.”
It’s unclear if there is any sort of timeline as far as when we can expect a ruling from the judge on Mama June’s request to lift the no contact order.