Child Abuse

It Keeps Getting Worse: Court Documents Reveal Mama June’s 3-Year-Old Was Present During Anna’s Molestation

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If your 8-year-old child told you she was being molested by your boyfriend and there were court documents drawn up detailing what had happened, I’m assuming you would need to look those over as the parental guardian of the child in question, right? Is there any possible scenario in which “Mama June” Shannon has not seen the documents released this week, detailing the molestation of her daughter, Anna? I want to set my computer on fire after reading them – they are so unbelievably awful. If you thought this whole situation could not get any worse – the documents reveal Mama June’s three-year-old daughter Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon was in bed on some of the occasions when the molestation of her older sister by Mark McDaniel took place.

The documents detail the several occasions that McDaniel molested Anna. The details are too horrific to print, honestly, but Radar Online has a link in case any of you have a fleeting thought about forgiving the woman who was faced with these details and chose not to believe her daughter. 10 years also just doesn’t seem to be enough of a punishment for this monster McDaniel. Shannon put all of her kids in danger by allowing them to be around this monster — and any contact with this piece of human garbage after his prison release is totally inexcusable.

I can’t feel sorry for Mama June. I won’t. I feel terrible for the girls who have to have this horrible story as part of their personal history. I hope among hope that they are getting all of the help and support that they need. I only hope the very public nature of the way this all is unfolding will help these girls in the long run as the attention should make it impossible for their mother to put them in any more danger. And as far as McDaniel, hopefully enough people have seen his face, so his miserable existence will be ruined.

(photo: Twitter)

77 Comments

  1. Jen TheTit Whisperer

    October 29, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    All I can think is “those poor girls”. How terrible for Anna to know that her mother would rather have the man who molested her in her life than Anna and her grandchild? Plus the fear I’m sure she has for her younger siblings. Some of the crazy that goes down in their house would not fly in mine, but I’ve got room.

    • Shelly Lloyd

      October 29, 2014 at 12:54 pm

      Not only all of that, but how it must feel for her to have all of this played out in front of the world. I’d die. And it wasn’t like it was her choice. It was the mom who made the contract with the reality show.

    • LiteBrite(UterineDudebro)

      October 29, 2014 at 1:16 pm

      I was thinking the same thing Shelly.

  2. Rachel Sea

    October 29, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    I hope CPS relocates all the kids until their mother recovers from her cranial-rectal infarction.

    • marina872

      October 29, 2014 at 2:29 pm

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    • LA Face, Oakland Booty (and

      October 29, 2014 at 3:02 pm

      But what if I don’t have a laptop? HOW DO I MAKE ALL THE MONEY?!?!?!?

    • CrazyFor Kate

      October 29, 2014 at 9:43 pm

      You and your desktop/tablet/smartphone can sit in the gutter and cry, obvs.

    • brebay

      October 30, 2014 at 12:07 am

      Ask your classmate’s mother-in-law! She has all that good shit.

  3. Valerie

    October 29, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    I want to throw up. And I want to push Mama June off a very tall building. She is worthless garbage, almost as worthless as that perverted freak show boyfriend. Those poor girls.

    • Rodney Dangertits

      October 29, 2014 at 11:56 pm

      SO much better than the Real Housewives of New Jersey version.

  4. Jem

    October 29, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    I really, really didn’t want to feel any sympathy for Mama June. I didn’t, I promise. And I still don’t really. But after reading the piece on Crushable yesterday about how Mama June was 13 when she got pregnant with Anna and had just turned 14 when she had her, that changed my perspective on this situation a bit. Clearly, no matter what age Mama June was, she had a duty to protect her child and she failed. I guess it just made a tiny bit more sense to me knowing just how young and naive she was herself. But she still failed.

    Also, Mama June is only 35??? Holy toledo she is not aging well..

    • Jen TheTit Whisperer

      October 29, 2014 at 12:52 pm

      I read it too. And at 25, there was no reason why she wouldn’t understand that her child was a victim. Especially if she was also victimized. I could even give her a pass if after it all came out they moved on. But this? This tells me she didn’t give a crap then and she doesn’t give a crap now.

    • brebay

      October 29, 2014 at 1:17 pm

      Yeah, plenty of teen moms have died protecting their children, and plenty of well-educated, older mothers have pulled this shit. She probably does have a personality disorder, but most criminals do, it’s not good enough.

    • Jen TheTit Whisperer

      October 29, 2014 at 1:23 pm

      I don’t even know I’d say personality disorder. I just think she wants what she wants. Especially now after years of telling Sugar Bear what to do and making a crap ton of money. I think she thought this was NBD.

    • brebay

      October 29, 2014 at 11:58 pm

      Could be that too, lots of parents who act like that about sexual abuse are borderline or histrionic but she could just be an evil bitch.

    • wolfhart

      October 29, 2014 at 2:30 pm

      To be perfectly blunt; June fits the stereotype of a grasping stage mother who exploits her children for her own personal gain and reflected glory. Not all of them are going to be screaming dictators like Mama Rose (Gypsy Rose Lee’s mother).

      “We may be rednecks but we have love” plays better to today’s audiences than outright abuse.

    • SunnyD847

      October 29, 2014 at 4:01 pm

      Just getting involved in the pageant world proved that. Only a self-involved person could actually think that is good for their kids.

    • WarriorMermaids

      October 29, 2014 at 10:25 pm

      Sometimes people who have been abused see it as normal. You’ve probably heard the statistics about most child abusers being abused themselves kind of thing. It’s a cycle.

    • Jen TheTit Whisperer

      October 30, 2014 at 9:17 am

      I see it in my line of work a lot. But I also don’t give my clients a free pass. I’m sorry they were victims, but perpetuating that isn’t ok. At the very least it should be criminal to be this dumb.

    • OptimusPrime*

      October 29, 2014 at 1:10 pm

      I almost wonder if she is so damaged that she really doesn’t view it as abuse.–if she is just that emotionally disturbed. I really wonder if her own young childbearing was the aftermath of years of grooming and abuse. It is not an excuse, but it could explain the response. I also highly doubt she has much education.

    • Jem

      October 29, 2014 at 1:14 pm

      That’s what I was thinking- I’m not sure how much education she has and I’m not sure she realizes this is wrong. Someone in the comments of the Crushable article said that the father of Anna was 20 when she was born. Which means he was 19 and Mama June was 13 when she got pregnant. Also someone else pointed out her reaction of “why are you doing this to me” implies that she thinks something along the lines of girls are temptresses and make men rape them. Again, while these are all valid points to consider, I don’t want anyone thinking I condone her actions, because I don’t.

    • Boozy Inactivist

      October 29, 2014 at 4:05 pm

      Yep, this. She clearly believes that this situation is “normal”. Those kids need to be taken to a safe place and given a boatload of professional support. But I also think Mama June needs some serious help as well. There is something very wrong with her if she thinks this is ok. A pregnant 13 year old needs so much help mentally and emotionally and I really don’t think she got that. In my family it is in no way appropriate for a 13 year old to be sexually active, let alone with someone 6 years older than them.

    • anon is anon

      October 29, 2014 at 10:22 pm

      In a lot of cases, if a child is sexually abused and does not receive help, or lives in an environment where the abuse isn’t viewed as abuse by adults around them, they can become emotionally and psychologically arrested AT THAT AGE.

      So while Mama June may be physically 25, it’s possible that she’s stuck at 12 psychologically, which would explain the narcissism that goes into the “why would you do this to me” comment, maybe even seeing herself in competition with her own daughter, poor decision making skills, being oddly naive around abusers and about abuse, etc.

      My own mother was raped repeatedly from age 13 onward by a family member and when she told her mother, she was slapped and called a liar. She eventually got herself help (two decades later), and it HAS helped, but a lot of her responses…it’s like dealing with a teenager. Every situation has to be about her, lots of impulsive behavior, etc.

      She also allowed me to be around the person who raped her as a child until he molested me (I had been taught to fight and flee, which is why it wasn’t worse).

      She was horrified when it happened. She honestly thought he had raped her BECAUSE OF WHO SHE WAS, not because he was an awful pedophilic monster. She thought I was safe because I wasn’t her and he was “too old” to do “that stuff” anymore. She believed me, thankfully, and told my grandmother who said “well it’s no wonder, she flirted with him all day!”.

      I was under 10. :/ Some peach, my grandmother.

      Anyway, her first impulse was to shoot him and she actually went and threatened him with a loaded gun.

      & no, nothing ever really happened to him. The family collectively decided it would kill my great grandmother to be confronted with the knowledge that her youngest son was a monster, so everyone just started ignoring him. I was told I didn’t have to speak to him ever again & that if he spoke to me I “didn’t have to be polite”. But he lived with my great grandmother, so I still saw him and his awful smirky face all the time.

      I was really mad at my mother about all that for a long time, but (after years of therapy) I’ve come to realize that she was literally doing the best she could with what she had.

      She might have looked like a grownup, but inside she’s a kid and kids are just bad at handling shit like that. It’s not an excuse, it’s a reason.

      I don’t feel sorry for anyone in this situation except the children involved. I understand what Mama June’s thought process probably was, and I don’t agree with it and think she needs SERIOUS therapy to help her grow up as much as she can.

      It’s a sorry situation all the way around. :/

    • Boozy Inactivist

      October 29, 2014 at 10:58 pm

      I’m so sorry to hear about what happened to your family. Thank you for sharing your experience as it certainly makes a lot of sense to me in relation to Mama June.

      Actually what you have said has helped me look at a friend of mine in a new light, she was molested at 15. Years later her husband sexually assaulted me. When I told her her response was “I didn’t think he would do that with you” and then later she accused me of seducing him. It makes it easier to understand now if I view her behavior as that of a 15 year old as I know she never got quality professional support.

      I sincerely hope things have gotten and are continuing to get better for you.

    • Ursi

      October 29, 2014 at 1:13 pm

      It’s a reason but it’s not an excuse. Upvote for compassion, but she fucked up. She is a fuck up.

      Yeah, I want her to have a better life. But right I just don’t care what happens to her. Everyone needs to focus on getting those kids away from her. She may have been a victim at one point in her life but right now in this situation she is not the victim. Those children are the victims.

    • brebay

      October 29, 2014 at 1:13 pm

      I think it’s a pretty safe bet she was a victim as a child herself…but so were most child molesters. It never has been and never will be an excuse for anything she did. She was in her 20s when this happened.

    • ted3553

      October 29, 2014 at 1:59 pm

      The fact that Anna was abused is something her mother can’t change now. What she needs to deal with is that she can’t say she’s naive anymore and she still is letting the man who molested her daughter back in to her life with her current children.

    • Jem

      October 29, 2014 at 5:08 pm

      Oh yes exactly. Everything I said was in reference to the original incident. Bringing this guy back around her kids is reprehensible.

    • candace

      November 13, 2014 at 7:40 pm

      I DO NOT CARE! That is no excuse for allowing your children to be victimized and CONTINUING to do so. She only cares about having a man – nothing else.

      There is a special circle of hell for child molesters and their enablers.

    • Jem

      November 13, 2014 at 10:02 pm

      You misunderstand. I never said any of it was an excuse or made what she did ok. What I intended to say was that it gave me a lot more insight into WHY someone would allow their child to be victimized. Clearly this is what life is to her and she saw nothing wrong with it because that is how she was raised. Does that make the situation better? No. But it helps you to see the bigger picture of how someone could possibly behave that way. That doesn’t make it right. That just means that is what it is. And it’s incredibly sad. She probably should have had some serious counseling after her own incident and before she had kids but she didn’t have that.

  5. el macho pollo

    October 29, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    Maybe someone should start one of those crowd funding pages for the father. Help him get custody of the kids, this woman is horrible.

    • Samwisegamgeeeisthebesthobbit

      October 29, 2014 at 3:39 pm

      Yeah, when Sugar Bear looks like a better parental choice, you know it’s really bad.

    • brebay

      October 30, 2014 at 12:00 am

      Is Uncle Poodle available?

    • el macho pollo

      October 30, 2014 at 3:30 am

      I doubt he could be any worse than this trailer park gem. We should seriously start considering the death penalty for child molesters, or be more like wyoming. A man just got convicted to 126 years for this exact thing here.

    • candace

      November 13, 2014 at 7:46 pm

      Oh, I don’t think “start”. I have always thought that. Oh they are all stuck on a prison island for the rest of their lives. They can prey upon one another. They should nver be allowed in society again. This is not something that can be cured or rehabbed.

    • el macho pollo

      November 13, 2014 at 7:50 pm

      Just give them to gen population and turn your back. Problem solved.

  6. Shelly Lloyd

    October 29, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    I just do not understand how someone could sink so low as to want a man who spent 10 years in jail for molesting their child. I’d be like, they better keep that asshole in jail forever cause as soon as he steps a foot out of jail I’m going to blow his head off.

  7. Jennie Blair

    October 29, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    It just keeps getting worse every day. Please GA CPS take these kids away.

    I feel terrible for being a fan of the show, and that makes me want these kids out that much more.

    • OptimusPrime*

      October 29, 2014 at 1:08 pm

      DFACS in GA is so underfunded it would take the level of press this case is getting to get them to do much. Hopefully, they are already involved.

    • brebay

      October 29, 2014 at 1:11 pm

      So what if some drunk guy was walking around just, you know, exercising his 2nd amendment rights and…I don’t know, tripped…or something…near Mama June?

    • el macho pollo

      October 29, 2014 at 1:39 pm

      It is Georgia. Accidents happen.

    • brebay

      October 30, 2014 at 12:03 am

      They do live practically ON the railroad tracks, too…

    • candace

      November 13, 2014 at 7:47 pm

      I would think they would give this case special priority, since there is so much press and attention. That is sick and sad in itself, but those kids need to be taken away.

  8. Shelly Lloyd

    October 29, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    I never followed the show, but wasn’t the mother married? What happened? Can someone fill me in?

    • Jennie Blair

      October 29, 2014 at 1:07 pm

      She was “scared” of marriage so they did a big wedding with no legal documents. So basically party with a camo wedding dress.

    • brebay

      October 29, 2014 at 1:15 pm

      Yeah, marriage scares her. Having sex with a child molester who was probably passed around the prison yard for the last 10 years being infected with god only knows doesn’t scare her, but marrying the father of her daughter who treats her other 3 kids well…that scares her. Man, I hate her more every day.

  9. LK

    October 29, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    Shame on this woman. Shame on any of the friends and family around her that indulged this kind of shit. And while good on TLC for cancelling, fuck them for exploiting these people in the first place. Shame, shame, everywhere shame. And I hope for the very best for those girls, but realistically whether it’s physical, sexual, emotional or otherwise, the damage is probably already done.

  10. Spongeworthy

    October 29, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    JESUS CHRIST. This just keeps getting worse. Those poor kids.
    Maria, send me your address. I seriously need to send you a crate of booze after having to look this stuff up.

  11. brebay

    October 29, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    Okay, is he actually the FATHER of one of the middle two? Is that who he’s holding? That would explain why he’s still allowed to live with that child. (Sick, sad, but true. You may live with your own child if they were not your victim (and in some states, even if they were)).

    • Frances Frumpy Mumps Locke

      October 29, 2014 at 4:37 pm

      They don’t currently live with him, and I’m fairly certain all of them are too old to be his, except for Alana who is the dad from the show.

    • whiteroses

      October 29, 2014 at 9:32 pm

      Well, thank God for that at least.

      The more we hear about this the worse it is. This is scaring the living hell out of me, honestly.

    • Frances Frumpy Mumps Locke

      October 29, 2014 at 9:36 pm

      My heart is broken for Anna, the daughter who was molested. I’m a survivor of sexual assault and molestation and when I told about both instances (one on-going situation as a kid and an assault five years ago) I wasn’t believed, It’s the worst feeling in the world. But I hope seeing such an outpouring of support is at least a bit of solace for her.

    • whiteroses

      October 29, 2014 at 11:15 pm

      I think that all her kids are victims- Anna for obvious reasons, Pumpkin because she was not only forced to witness it but because she’s still denying it even happened, and Alanna because God knows this has to be confusing as hell for her.

      I hope her dad gets custody. June Shannon doesn’t need to be in charge of a parakeet (I’ve said it before, and I mean it). She’s lost a lot- hope this guy was worth it!

    • brebay

      October 30, 2014 at 12:03 am

      And also because her show name is Chubbs…

    • noodlestein's danger tits

      October 29, 2014 at 4:37 pm

      WAT. You can live with your child in some states even if they were the victim?!? Really, really struggling not to write an all caps rant about this. That’s completely fucked up.

    • Ezzy666

      October 29, 2014 at 6:16 pm

      Many systems favor family reunification and when a child chooses to run away they are considered a delinquent for refusing to stay with their abuser.

    • WarriorMermaids

      October 29, 2014 at 10:30 pm

      Yep, many of these laws are focused more on parental rights, even if it’s at the expense of the child’s rights. Pretty sad.

  12. LoveInfinitely

    October 29, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    I already felt sorry for these kids before this SHTF. Now I don’t even know what to say. My angry thoughts keep bubbling up like a pond full of farting frogs. I just can’t with these people any more. Please, keep June away from these kids. Full stop.

  13. Jen TheTit Whisperer

    October 29, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    The Daily Mail is reporting that June dated a second sex offender. He’s the father of her 17 year old daughter. He was convicted in 2005. How does one end up with 2 sex offenders? She needs to branch out of her circle.

    • Lauren

      October 29, 2014 at 2:58 pm

      Must be easy if the only men she meets are at child beauty pageants…

    • LA Face, Oakland Booty (and

      October 29, 2014 at 3:01 pm

      I am beginning to wonder if she just doesn’t see anything wrong with the child molestation thing. I mean, someone else said she was 13 when she was pregnant (by an adult), so maybe it doesn’t register as wrong to her.

    • Jen TheTit Whisperer

      October 29, 2014 at 3:04 pm

      Maybe. I would have assumed her daughter having a meltdown might be a clue. She keeps saying that she would never risk her kids, but there is a picture of a guy who molested her oldest kid touching her youngest. Even if it’s innocently. That is in direct contrast to “I would never ever ever ever ever ever ever put my kids in danger”.

    • LA Face, Oakland Booty (and

      October 29, 2014 at 3:16 pm

      She is basically a walking endangerment to her children.

    • brebay

      October 30, 2014 at 12:01 am

      What the fuck fuck fuckity what?

    • Jen TheTit Whisperer

      October 30, 2014 at 9:15 am

      Yep. My empathy for her is toast now.

  14. shorty_RN

    October 29, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    This is too awful for words. How could a mother betray her children like this???

  15. doodlebug2

    October 29, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    I have no idea why these people got a show in the first place. They’re disgusting. That woman is disgusting. I hope she loses her kids and never gets them back. Pedophiles are extremely dangerous, they cannot be cured, and their predatory behavior just gets worse.

    • brebay

      October 30, 2014 at 12:05 am

      T$C, crap, I mean T$C. Dammit! T$C. Shit, even my keyboard isn’t buying The “Learning” Channel anymore…

  16. Courtney Lynn

    October 29, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    The shit keeps stacking up against her. I swear if anyone defends that fool, I’m done with that person, too. Fuck June Shannon!

  17. Frances Frumpy Mumps Locke

    October 29, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    Have you seen her FB page? She such an attention hog. She just goes on and on and is digging herself deeper and deeper.

    • 2Well

      October 29, 2014 at 5:45 pm

      I wouldn’t say this about a decent person, but she’s just a hog, period.

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