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'Honey Boo Boo' Sex Offender Report Puts TLC Show in Limbo

By    |   Friday, 24 Oct 2014 07:50 AM

"Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" is in jeopardy as TLC reassesses the reality show after news that June Shannon has started dating a convicted sex offender.

Shannon, 35, known as Mama June on the show, is the mother of the show's 9-year-old star Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson. According to TMZ, Shannon has been dating Mark McDaniel, 53, who was released from prison in March after serving 10 years for molesting a child and is a registered a sex offender in Georgia.

"We're told Honey Boo Boo's mom has been seeing McDaniel for the last few months, sneaking away from production of the show and meeting up with him," reported TMZ. "We're told she's also been setting him up by buying him various gifts."

US Weekly reported in September that Shannon broke up with Thompson's father, Mike "Sugar Bear" Thompson, after they had their televised "commitment ceremony" 16 months ago.

"Sugar Bear and I have decided to take some time apart to figure out some things in our relationship," Shannon told Us Weekly last month. "We are taking things day by day, but regardless of what happens, the girls will always be our number one priority. We want to thank y'all for your support."

Us Weekly reported that Shannon has three other daughters from a previous relationship.

TLC issued a statement this week to Entertainment Tonight saying that the network was "reassessing" the reality series and the family in light of the revelations.

"TLC is not currently in production on 'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,'" TLC stated. "We are very concerned about this new information and are reassessing the future of the series."

In July, USA Today reported that "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" along with other reality shows focused on families have taken a hit in ratings. The show began in 2012 to an audience of 2.3 million and peaked in last September at 3.2 million, but was down in June to 1.7 million, noted the newspaper.

"Here Comes Honey Boo," which first hit the air in 2012, focused on the family of the former child beauty pageant contestant from McIntyre, Georgia. She was first featured in the TLC reality show "Toddlers & Tiaras." The reality show is filmed mostly in the McIntyre, according to the show's website.


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