Anna 'Chickadee' Cardwell Confirms She Was Victim Of Mama June's Ex Boyfriend's Sexual Abuse, Believes Mom Back With Molester
Anna “Chickadee” Cardwell, the 20-year-old daughter of Here Come Honey Boo Boo’s Mama June, has confirmed that she was the relative of the reality TV star that was molested by her ex-boyfriend Mark McDaniel – and that she believes Mama June is back with him.
Chickadee Speaks Out
After reports of June’s rekindled relationship with McDaniel, Cardwell initially followed her sister Pumpkin and Mama June herself in denying the allegations that McDaniel was back in the picture. Cardwell even suggested that someone was spreading the vicious rumors to hurt the family and ruin their chances of continuing the show.
“I know for a fact it’s not true,” Cardwell told RadarOnline. “The person behind this, all I got to say is he or she is trying to tear the family apart, which isn’t right one bit. They just want nothing but attention for themselves and money and for our show to stop.”
However, just hours after making the declaration of good faith for her mother, Cardwell changed her tune. Perhaps upon discovering more convincing evidence that Mama June was indeed back with McDaniel, Chickadee acknowledged her belief that the rumors were true. Exposing the fact that it was she who was molested at the hands of McDaniels, she said she was “hurt.”
“I believe she is seeing him and hanging around him. I'm hurt,” Cardwell told Radar in a new statement. She also noted that she felt “betrayed” by June and that their relationship is “destroyed.”
Cardwell, who is a married mother of a 2-year-old, has stated that while her mother is seeing McDaniels, she will not be allowed to see her granddaughter, according to TMZ.
Earlier this week, reports surfaced that June, who split from Sugar Bear a couple of months ago, had taken up with McDaniels, a convicted child molester. A photo showed the two cuddled up on a hotel bed, and it was alleged that June had been sneaking off production of Honey Boo Boo to see him and that she had purchased him a car.
In light of the reports and “compelling evidence” that TLC uncovered about the relationship, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo has been canceled. Despite no longer producing the show, the network has offered to support the child stars and has reached out to provide counseling to Cardwell.
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