Mama June Says 'The Truth Will Come Out' On Reports She's Dating Child Molester Ex

June "Mama June" Shannon has given her first interview since allegations surfaced that she's dating the man convicted of molesting her daughter, Anna Cardwell.

E! News spoke to Shannon, 35, who has denied that she's dating convicted sex offender Mark McDaniel. McDaniel served 10 years in prison for aggravated child molestation.

On Sunday, TMZ published photos of Shannon sitting in a stairwell with McDaniel and her 9-year-old daughter, Alana Thompson. Asked if she had spoken to McDaniel lately, Shannon told E! News, "No. That will all come out, I don't want to say anything about anything."

Shannon, appearing unfazed, was smiling when E! News asked if she wanted to say anything to "people who say you're crazy and how can you let your child around that man."

"No. But that will all come out," she replied.

Shannon's interview arrives after Cardwell spoke out about her family drama, telling "Entertainment Tonight" that she feels "very hurt" and "betrayed" by her mother, and that she is worried about the safety of her younger sisters.

"She's smiling and giggling when he's around," Cardwell told "ET." "You know, he's a child molester, Mama. He did this to me. Why would you let him come around the girls knowing what he did? And reportedly done it to another girl? And Mama was like, 'Oh, he never done it to another girl.'"

In response to the allegations, TLC canceled the family's reality show, "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," and now more information from Shannon's past is coming to light.

The Daily Mail reports that McDaniel isn't the only sex offender Shannon has dated.

Listed on the State of Georgia's sex offender registry, Michael Anthony Ford, the father of Shannon's 18-year-old daughter Jessica "Chubbs" Shannon, served two years in prison for the sexual exploitation of a child over the Internet in 2005. Ford is currently serving time related to a separate child abandonment charge from 2013 at the Wheeler Correctional Facility in Alamo, Georgia.

Other men in Shannon's past also have criminal records. Prison records, first obtained by the National Enquirer in 2012, show that 9-year-old Alana's father, Michael "Sugar Bear" Thompson -- from whom Shannon recently split -- was sentenced to five years in Montgomery Prison for robbing a "series of hunt­ing camps and [setting] fire to at least one camper."

Additionally, Cardwell's biological father, David Dunn, spent time in prison in 1995 for stealing a handgun, and was incarcerated again in 1998 for stealing cartons of cigarettes.

Shannon has had her own legal troubles as well. According to court records, obtained by the National Enquirer, the former reality star served time for cashing bad checks in 1998. As manager of a McDonald's restaurant, in 2004, she was arrested for allegedly stealing $3,300 from a safe, though the charges were later dismissed. Additionally, Shannon was arrested again in 2008 and charged with contempt of court and theft, relating to several child support cases at the time.



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