Anna Cardwell exposes the horrible, full extent of Mama June's betrayal

Oct 29, 2014 at 3:01 p.m. ET
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In a shocking interview, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo star Anna Marie "Chickadee" Cardwell sat down with Entertainment Tonight to reveal how she feels about her mother's alleged relationship with Mark McDaniel, the man who molested her when she was just 8 years old.

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The horrific details of this story have slowly been unraveling, and the evidence is mounting against Mama June, who appears to have once again struck up a relationship with her convicted child molester ex-boyfriend.

Mama June denies that she's dating McDaniel, but Cardwell is not buying it.

"She never told me she believes me," Cardwell told Entertainment Tonight. "She never said, 'Hey Anna, I'm sorry for not believing you and I still don't believe you to this day.'"

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"It's Mama's fault," she says. "She has to live with it. She has brung the past back and now she can't get it away. I'm mad. I'm upset. I feel betrayed. I feel very hurt. That's the main thing that I am — I feel very hurt that Mama let him come around."

Cardwell, now a married woman and mother herself to a daughter, Kaitlyn, 2, cannot understand why her mother is doing this and she claims to have even pleaded with her mother to stay away from McDaniel for the sake of her three younger sisters, Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson, Lauryn "Pumpkin" Shannon, and Jessica "Chubbs" Shannon.

"It's like she's happy," she says of Mama June when she's with McDaniel. "She's smiling and giggling when he's around. 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.'"

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"Mama's not supposed to be around him!" she added. "She just knows! And she let him get around Lana and Pumpkin!"