Anna Cardwell: Mama June Lets My Sister Pumpkin Believe Child Molester Is Her Father!

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Things continue to grow more and more twisted for the Here Comes Honey Boo family. Anna Cardwell has again spoken out about Mama June‘s relationship with convicted child molester Mark McDaniel and revealed it has deteriorated Anna’s own relationship with her younger sister Pumpkin, who has been led to believe that Mark is her father! 

Anna reveals that Lauren “Pumpkin” Shannon does not know who her biological father is and has always assumed it was Mark. “Mama does not know who Pumpkin’s dad 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…,” Anna heartbreakingly reveals.


Because of the situation with Mark, “me and Pumpkin have never really been that close,” Anna adds. Pumpkin, then 3,  witnessed an 8-year-old Anna being molested by Mark in their own home according to police documents. Pumpkin has stood by June and Mark’s relationship because sources say she “loves” Mark. As a result she has lashed out at her sister. Anna says Pumpkin has been “cussing me out, saying screw you, F you. I don’t know what to do anymore,” she tells Dr. Drew on HLN

Throughout the interview, Anna repeatedly stated how hurt she was by her mother’s actions. Anna maintains that Mama June was in contact with Mark while he was incarcerated and that once he was released Mark and June planned to “surprise” Pumpkin, orchestrated with the help of Mark’s son and daughter-in-law. The surprise meeting took place when June and Mark were house-hunting together after June and Sugar Bear broke-up. Anna says June is now pretending to be back together with Sugar Bear. “But I think that’s just a cover-up,” she believes. 

Anna says June never addressed the molestation. “After it happened… we never talked,” Anna says, explaining that June always pushed it aside. “I am hurt now and I was hurt then because Mama never believed me that it happened.” Furthermore, Anna says that June convinced her to participate in Here Comes Honey Boo Boo by promising her a house! 

As for the current status of her relationship with Mama June they are “working on things and trying to get past it,” Anna admits. However June is upset with Anna for discussing the situation in the media! “She keeps saying ‘We need to stop talking about it because it needs to be dropped,'” reports Anna.  

Anna is also frustrated that June insists that when her side is revealed people will change their opinions. “I’m waiting on her side of the story to come in,” Anna scoffs. 

Anna adds, “She’s never apologized to me for even seeing him or being around him!” Anna says she can’t get back to a relationship with her mother because she won’t even admit to being around Mark

However recently a health crisis has brought Anna back in contact with June: June apparently believes she may have cancer! Sounds like a manipulation ploy to me.  

Well, this just gets worse and worse. I really have no comment.  Stay strong, Anna, and please accept TLC’s offer for counseling!


[Photo Credit: TLC]