Honey Boo Boo cuddled in bed with sister's molester and 9 more accusations
The story of what's going on with Honey Boo Boo's family is only getting more and more horrifying by the day. The latest: She shared a bed with her sister's molester.
Fan favorite Uncle Poodle revealed the horrifying scenario today, telling the National Enquirer that before he knew Mark McDaniel was a convicted child molester, he and his fiancé went on vacation with the man and Mama June — along with Honey Boo Boo — and he saw them in bed together.
"When I woke up in the morning, Alana was fast asleep crammed in bed with June and Mark!" he told the tabloid. "It looked like they were cuddling!"
This revelation is just the latest in a story that gets more and more horrifying by the day. Here's a complete roundup of what's happened so far, if you can stomach it:
Oct. 23, 2014: The story breaks that Mama June is reportedly dating a child molester — again. She was dating the man in question, Mark McDaniel, when he was convicted of aggravated child molestation in 2004.
Oct. 24, 2014: A photo surfaces purporting to show Mama June and McDaniel in bed together just a month prior; Honey Boo Boo's sister Pumpkin says it's Photoshopped.
TLC cancels Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, despite Mama June's denials that she has rekindled her romance with a pedophile.
Oct. 27, 2014: It is revealed that McDaniel molested Honey Boo Boo's sister Anna. New photos surface showing McDaniel touching Honey Boo Boo on the shoulder while sitting on a staircase together.
Oct. 29, 2014: Anna confirms Mama June is, in fact, dating McDaniel again and says she is devastated her mother would betray her in such a way — let alone expose her young children to a known monster.
Oct. 30, 2014: Mama June now stops short of denying she has a relationship with McDaniel, saying only that her kids are her No. 1 priority and that she will grant a full interview soon.
Oct. 31, 2014: Anna claims Mama June bribed her to move back in with the family, hoping her pregnancy would boost ratings.
Nov. 5, 2014: Honey Boo Boo's Uncle Poodle claims that while on vacation with the family, he saw the 9-year-old in bed "cuddling" with McDaniel. His photos appear in the National Enquirer.
Nov. 10, 2014: Anna reveals that Pumpkin has taken Mama June's side in the family feud, and for a really sickening reason. "That was supposed to be her so-called father or whatever it is," she said during an interview on Dr. Drew On Call. "Out of all the kids we have, Mama does not know who Pumpkin's daddy is. And Pumpkin thinks it's Mark, which kind of hurts my feelings, because Mama is making her believe that someone who did that to me is her father. Now Pumpkin hates me for it."
Nov. 12, 2014: Sugar Bear's ex-wife Patricia East tells Star magazine that Mama June tried to kill herself while pregnant with Honey Boo Boo. "Michael told me, 'Please come over! June is trying to kill herself!'" she told the mag. "I wanted to do the right thing, so I went over. She was upset about something and had taken an overdose of Tylenol or Advil. We called poison control, and I talked to her to try and keep her awake." Mama June lived, and a healthy Honey Boo Boo was born later.
Nov. 13, 2014: Mama June admits to Entertainment Tonight that she raised Pumpkin to believe McDaniel was her father — but paternity actually belongs to yet another sex offender, Michael Anthony Ford, who is also the father of June's daughter Jessica.
Keep checking back for updates as they happen.