"Mama June" Shannon (lev radin / Shutterstock.com)

"Honey Boo Boo" drama continues: Reports say Mama June owed thousands in child support for abused daughter

The reality star allegedly had a relationship with the man who molested her daughter, then withheld child support


Jenny Kutner
November 14, 2014 10:15PM (UTC)

Despite her best efforts, reality TV star "Mama June" Shannon can't seem to shut down the drama that continues to be unearthed around her family. The matriarch of TLC's now-canceled "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" sat down with "Entertainment Tonight" earlier this week to clarify allegations that she had recently rekindled a relationship with Mark McDaniel, the man who reportedly molested her daughter Anna when the girl was just 8 years old. Now, TMZ reports that Shannon was prosecuted in 2009 for failing to pay thousands in child support for Anna, over whom she lost guardianship the year after McDaniel's sexual abuse.

Shannon's mother, Sandra Hale, reportedly became Anna's legal guardian in 2003, as part of an agreement that included stipulations for Shannon to pay $100 monthly in child support. But, according to legal documents obtained by TMZ, Shannon got "behind" on her payments, racking up $4,144.62 in unmet checks by 2009. The Henry County district attorney's office filed criminal contempt charges, citing Shannnon's "willful and continuous refusal to comply" and threatening her with jail time.

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The D.A. eventually dismissed the charges three months later, presumably because Shannon finally made the payments.


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