Child Abuse

Mama June Tells ‘Her Side Of The Story,’ Which Is Just As Awful As Every Other Side

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mama-june-shannonMama June Shannon sat down with ET to tell “her side of the story.” Spoiler alert: her side of the story is even more disturbing than all of the other sides.

This story keeps devolving into a bigger and bigger mess. Her daughter Anna came forward this week with a claim that sister Pumpkin — the second youngest daughter of Shannon — thinks her father is child molester, Mark McDanielMcDaniel is the man who molested Anna. Mama June wanted to tell “her side of the story,” so she went on Entertainment Tonight to report that Pumpkin’s father isn’t McDaniel. Her father is a different sex offender, Anthony Michael Ford. He served time for sexual exploitation of minors after being caught on To Catch a Predator in 2005.

She says she kept Pumpkin’s real father from her because McDaniel was the only father figure she ever knew: “Since two months to almost six years, she knew nobody but him,” Shannon explained. “She was starting to resent Anna and she was starting to ask me questions. I can’t answer those questions for Pumpkin.” So she raised her daughter to believe a man who was convicted of raping her sister was her father. I can’t even wrap my brains around this level of stupidity.

Shannon says she’s only been seen with McDaniel because she’s been arranging meetings for him and Pumpkin so Pumpkin could get “closure” and hear from McDaniel that he isn’t her father. Shannon is so beyond screwed up that she doesn’t even seem to realize how horrific that is. Pumpkin was present on several occasions when McDaniel molested Anna, as court documents have shown. Shannon claims she never read the documents. Well, good for you. The rest of us have, and they’re beyond horrifying. She should honestly be forced to read those, to see what her daughters went through, with a man she so flippantly allows to enter their life again. Unbelievable.

Stop trying to clear your name, Shannon. The only move left for you is to apologize to your daughters profusely for repeatedly putting them in danger, to beg Anna to forgive you for not believing her, and to get all of your children the therapy they need to come away from this without mountains of pain and baggage.


  1. leahdawn

    November 13, 2014 at 10:11 am

    This whole mess just needs a flame thrower applied to it. I’m going to go ahead and declare the whole thing unsalvageable.
    Mama June reminds me of my mom’s youngest adopted sister, in the worst possible way, without all the fame and money. Terrible choices in the men who fathered her kids, some of these men are now in jail for various offenses. Trainwreck all around.

    • whiteroses

      November 13, 2014 at 10:36 am

      She said “I promise I don’t see him”. At this point, everyone can universally agree she’s terrible, so it doesn’t matter what we think. I don’t think she can get anywhere with Anna (and she shouldn’t, let’s be honest- if it was me, my mother would never see my kid or anything relating to him ever again) but at least she can hopefully help her other three kids. And if they matter at all to her, they’re what she should be focusing on, not “clearing” a name that’s pretty damn dirty.

      The best thing she could do is the thing she won’t do- get away from the cameras, get away from her ex, and focus on her kids.

  2. keelhaulrose

    November 13, 2014 at 10:19 am

    Good thing I promised this would be the week of Cumberbatch.

    • lemon floor wax

      November 13, 2014 at 12:04 pm

      Even the perfection of Benny cannot make this train wreck better.

    • keelhaulrose

      November 13, 2014 at 12:18 pm

      If the editors just gave us our Hot British Men post like we requested we would not have to shoehorn him in stories about this piece of garbage.

    • Grr! Arrgh!

      November 13, 2014 at 12:50 pm

      While I also appeal to our benevolant mommyish overloards to give us our Hot British Men (HBM) post, I also like seeing them in the comments in awful, depressing, demoralizing posts like this one. It’s like a mental shot of vodka – it helps ease the revulsion and the desire to no longer live on this planet.

      To that end, a twofer:

    • Barkybark

      November 13, 2014 at 1:06 pm

      I’m sorry, but Idris Elba is definitely the sexiest man alive. No one else. No matter how much I like Loki.

    • LA Face, Oakland Booty (and

      November 13, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    • practicallyperfectineveryway

      November 14, 2014 at 4:20 pm

      “Ima make him buy me a steak tonight.”
      “I think he left.”

    • LA Face, Oakland Booty (and

      November 13, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    • Lt, Ft

      November 13, 2014 at 3:48 pm

      Are you effing serious? I can’t even comment on the other stories on M’ish over the past few weeks because it’s just too much. But this, this gorgeous almost-nekkid Idris, I can comment on. So many thoughts, none appropriate for this forum. *wipes drool*

    • whiteroses

      November 13, 2014 at 2:19 pm

      Bonus? Idris Elba is also British! Yay England!

  3. WhoDeyKY

    November 13, 2014 at 10:29 am

    Maybe June should have gotten all her lies straight before she started opening her 15 chins and spewing more lies. Also, this is DENIAL in its truest form — refusing to read the court documents, pretending like we all didn’t see multiple photos with this man she’s seen “just twice”. Yeah….

    • ShellfishMcGee

      November 13, 2014 at 7:15 pm

      Getting and keeping lies straight requires a certain amount of brains. yeah, you can fill in the rest.
      She is disgusting. Not only multiple sex offenders, but she STILL keeps them in her life when they abused her OWN children. I cannot even express how much she horrifies and disgusts me.
      Also, did she really think the makeup was going to make a difference?

  4. Wicked Prophet Kay Sue

    November 13, 2014 at 10:32 am

    I mean…it’s just time to stop. Past time to stop. There’s no name to clear–just a relationship with her children that can hopefully be repaired.

  5. Jen TheTit Whisperer

    November 13, 2014 at 10:37 am

    How does buying him a car=facilitating closure?

  6. rockmonster

    November 13, 2014 at 10:50 am

  7. SunnyD847

    November 13, 2014 at 11:01 am

    Not that it really changes anything, but I thought he was convicted of molesting another girl, not Anna?

    • Liz

      November 13, 2014 at 11:03 am

      Yeah, to my knowledge, Shannon was uncooperative with the charges involving Anna. He went to jail after being convicted of molesting ANOTHER girl.

    • Sherri

      November 13, 2014 at 5:42 pm

      Yeah, that’s what I though, too. The grand jury hearing the case in regards to Anna dismissed it, if I recall correctly.

  8. LA Face, Oakland Booty (and

    November 13, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    “I’ve told Anna not to bring up the past again”. Are you fucking serious? I hope the Universe takes a great big shit on your future.

    • whiteroses

      November 13, 2014 at 2:24 pm

      It’s a great comfort to me that, at this moment, the Universe is running out of toilet paper as far as she’s concerned.

    • LA Face, Oakland Booty (and

      November 13, 2014 at 2:27 pm

      Maybe we will get lucky and the Universe will flush her down the drain.

  9. Courtney Lynn

    November 13, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    She told her to stop bringing up the past? She’s not doing a good job of clearing her name. She’s reaffirming my opinion that she’s pathetic.

    • whiteroses

      November 13, 2014 at 2:21 pm

      And she admitted that Anna was molested.

      She is a total garbage human.

    • LA Face, Oakland Booty (and

      November 13, 2014 at 2:41 pm

      I am having trouble deciding if he is more disgusting, or if she is. I hate them both.

    • whiteroses

      November 13, 2014 at 2:49 pm

      On the one hand, he’s a child molesting pedophile.

      On the other, she knew he molested one of her children while another one watched, and dated him again after he got out of prison ten years later for molesting yet another kid. Plus she didn’t believe her child, and is exposing this fine specimen of male beefcake to another daughter who is exactly the same age as his previous victim. And the fact that he preformed oral sex on one of her daughters while another one was in the room and she’s okay with it is mind blowing. As a mother- I’d be trying to rip off his pertinent parts with my bare hands.

      I have a hard time with this one. I think they’re both equally garbage and need to be punted into the sun, personally. Stephen King couldn’t write this shit and make it more horrifying.

  10. Andrea

    November 13, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    I am surprised at how outraged the Mommyish community has gotten at that woman. I mean I understand, I am pretty pissed too. But it is really not surprising. The woman is trash and has always been trash. Nothing about this is really unexpected.

  11. mamaduck_75

    November 13, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    I can understand closure…my father was in prison before I was born for child rape. At 15, I needed and wanted to meet him, and I did. Safely, while he was in prison. I had two visits, got my closure, and then he died from AIDS shortly after. That was the end of that.

    Obviously, Mama June didn’t care about the safety of her kids in any capacity. This boggles my mind, but it doesn’t surprise me. This is insanely common among families with incest in their ranks. Their moral compass just doesn’t work. This woman should not have custody of any of those kids…not a one…and she should face charges for child endangerment.

    • candace

      November 13, 2014 at 7:20 pm

      She probably should’ve faced those charges for putting HBB in those pageants. Which grosses me out that much more now knowing how she has surrounded herself with pedophiles. This is just beyond; beyond her being low rent trash. She is selfish to the Nth degree. And IMO, she is basically a pedophile herself for allowing all this.

  12. Keith

    November 13, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    So what low life part of American society likes watching these reality shows anyway?

  13. canecorsomom

    November 14, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    New low – tmz reported today that after Anna was taken away from June, she lived with her grandma. June was ordered to pay
    $100 per month in child support. She was arrested some time later because she willfully refused to make the payments.

    This woman is ….. There are no words. None.

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