Various media outlets are now reporting that the man "Mama June", from "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" 'reality' television show from the 'Learning' Channel, was the same man who had molested her own daughter.
Statement Analysis of her denial indicated deception. Below, from DailyMail.com website, is a quote from her daughter, as well as photos which would appear to confirm that she was, as her statement showed, in a relationship with him, 10 years after he molested her daughter. There are reports of more than one victim.
TLC has cancelled the show, in spite of having already taped the entire season. Many question how long TLC has known about this, and whether or not they would have aired the show had they not feared bad publicity.
They certainly don't fear being accused of "bad taste." Please note that I have also highlighted the statement of TLC regarding children, and added Statement Analysis in bold type. The article exerts are in plain type.
'I believe she is seeing him and hanging around him. I'm hurt.
'I think me and Mama’s relationship may well be over.'
Note that she "believes" her mother is seeing him and that "belief" is associated with what her mother may have been doing, while she "thinks" her and her mother's relationship may be over.
Given the nature of childhood sexual abuse, and the life sentence of pain imposed upon the victim, it is, for most of us, unthinkable that the mother would betray her own child for her own emotional wants.
The "belief" and "thought" may have been, since the time of the statement, confirmed for her. Mother-daughter ties are very difficult to break.
Radar report that Anna was abused by Mark, 53, in 2002 and 2003.
He was indicted in June 2003 for 'aggravated child molestation and aggravated sexual battery on his young victim' but the case was dismissed some time later.
Just released: Mark was released from prison in March after being serving for 10 years for the aggravated molestation of another child
Registered: The 53-year-old's crime is public record on the Georgian sex offender registry, as part of his release requires him to keep authorities constantly updated on his whereabouts
However, a year later he was sent to prison for 10 years of aggravated child molestation charges in a different case in Spalding County.
Released in March, the 53-year-old was imprisoned for 'forcing a girl to perform oral sex on him' according to TMZ.
Despite June's denials, TMZ report that child services and the local Sheriff's Department were notified of the reports shortly after the website first broke the story.
TMZ also reports that not only was June secretly dating McDaniel for several months, she also purchased gifts - including a used car - for him.
June allegedly went shopping for the car last month, visiting at least one dealership near her home in McIntyre, Georgia.
U.S. network TLC, which airs the reality show, apparently 'got wind' of the secret shopping trips.
Taking into account other 'compelling evidence' and a photograph published by TMZ showing June and Mark in bed together, TLC took steps to cancel the reality show.
The network has reportedly offer counselling to Anna.
In a statement TLC said: 'TLC has cancelled the series Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and ended all activities around the series, effective immediately.
The picture that started it all: TMZ first reported the pair was dating and released this photo of them partying in a hotel room last month
Here is the statement from The Learning Channel:
'Supporting the health and welfare of these remarkable children is our only priority. TLC is faithfully committed to the children's ongoing comfort and well-being.'
Notice that it is their "only" priority, which would preclude all other "priorities" as non-existent. This does not appear to be in response to a question about other priorities, but it is difficult to understand and believe that a television program has but a single priority. This, alone, will cause readers to question the credibility of the statement.
Note that they claim to be "faithfully" committed, in the present tense, making their commitment, itself, sensitive.
Since it is in the present tense, it would be interesting to learn how a canceled program will show a "faithful commitment" to the children.
How is the cancellation of the program going to impact the "health, welfare, comfort and well-being" of these "remarkable" children?
This should be viewed in light of what the show, itself, is, and why it has had the popularity it has displayed that it has had successive seasons.
Following the cancellation, June posted a three minute video on Facebook which appears to have been taken on her phone.
'I just got a phone call this morning from TLC and as of right now there will be no more production of the show,' she says, looking down and avoiding eye contact with the camera.
She went on to deny reports she is romancing McDaniel. 'The statement of me dating a sex offender is totally untrue,' she said.
Note that "as of right now" indicates that she may have had hope to change the decision of the network.
Note also that it is not just "untrue", but "totally" untrue. This is not to deny that they were dating, or seeing each other in the recent past, (excluding 10 years ago) and it makes "untrue" sensitive to the subject.
'The statement of me dating a sex offender is totally untrue': The 35-year-old continued to deny having a relationship with convicted child sex offender saying, 'I would not ever, ever, ever put my kids in danger'
'Pumpkin has openly said that I did not, that I've not dated him, and also his son.'
Note that she quotes "Pumpkin" rather than making her own reliable denial.
She continued: 'I would not ever, ever, ever put my kids in danger, I love my kids too much. That is my past. I have not seen that person in 10 years and don't want to see that person.'
Note the indications that she has the need to avoid issuing a reliable denial including the future conditional, "would not" and the "ever, ever, ever" repetition.
With deception indicated, note the distancing language of "that" person, and the additional language of "don't want to see that person" as unnecessary, making it very important, as it shows that the subject has a need to persuade.
Dishonest people have a need to persuade more than honest people.
With their livelihood now in jeopardy, the family matriarch took the time to thank the show's fans for their continuing support over the years.
Facebook message: The 35-year-old family matriarch took to social media on Thursday to inform fans, 'I want to make a post trying to clear up the rumors remember you can't believe everything you read!'
'We just want to thank, from the bottom of our hearts, the support that we've had from our fans since May 2012,' she smiled 'The experience has been awesome to us. The girls have been able to do things that they would not normally have [been able] to do.'
Though the show may be over, with the network confirming that the already-completed fourth season will not air, Mama June insisted it wouldn't be the last fans would see of the quirky family, who will continue to be active in their community.
'We are still going to do our Christmas display, if y'all choose to come out and meet the family still, to support our community,' she said. 'We're also going to keep updating throughout what's going on in our life.'
It's over: Here Comes Honey Boo Boo was cancelled by TLC on Friday in the wake of the sex offender scandal, the network has confirmed to MailOnline
Calling it her 'truth video', saying that the network had 'kind of told us to hush-hush' up until now, the recently separated star also spoke of ending her relationship with partner of nine years, Mike 'Sugar Bear' Thompson.
The couple - who had a televised commitment ceremony last year - only announced their split last month, but it is understood Mama June may have already been dating Mark at the time.
'Me and Sugar Bear really have broke up but we are friends and we have stayed civil,' she insists of the father of her youngest child, Alana 'Honey Boo Boo' Thompson. 'We're better off friends than we were a couple.'
As yells in the background demand that she 'shut up', Mama June wraps up her confessional on the upbeat note that: 'Things happen for a reason in life and you live and learn.'
'She is all about the kids': Lauryn 'Pumpkin' Shannon, 14 - seen here in March 2013 - insists her mom and her ex 'haven't seen nor talked [to each other] in 10 years'
Tragically, this is not the only sex offender that Mama June has been linked to.
The father of Honey Boo Boo’s 17-year-old sister Jessica 'Chubbs' Shannon, Michael Anthony Ford, 37, who dated her mother just a few months before she became pregnant, is currently behind bars.
In 2008 he served more than two years in prison for the sexual exploitation of a child over the internet due to an offence committed in 2005.
According to prison documents, he was the charged with two more counts of sexual exploration of a child steaming from 2005 also, and is currently serving ten years for each charge. He is not expected to be released until 2026.
Recent split: Last month, the reality matriarch and her partner on nine years, David Michael 'Sugar Bear' Thompson, revealed they had separated. The couple shared a televised commitment ceremony last year
Behind bars: The father of Honey Boo Boo’s 17-year-old sister Jessica 'Chubbs' Shannon, Michael Anthony Ford, is in prison for two counts of the sexual exploitation of a child. He is not expected to be released for another 10 years
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