Radar: June Shannon’s children were almost removed by CPS until Sugar Bear moved in

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June Shannon’s brother-in-law, Sugar Bear’s brother Lee Thompson/Uncle Poodle, appeared on Dr. Phil yesterday. I know we’ve been doing recaps of June and Sugar Bear’s interviews but I didn’t watch that episode because I needed a break from this story. Radar Online has the details of Lee’s interview, which we previewed yesterday. Lee alleges that June is lying about her relationship with convicted sex offender Mark McDaniel. Lee claims that he went on vacation this September with June and McDaniel. According to Lee, June and McDaniel had sex in a hotel room and bragged about it later when nine year-old Alana/Honey Boo Boo was around to hear about it.

So June is a lying liar and a horrible person, which we’ve known for some time. We’ve also heard that she’s been under investigation by CPS for letting a child molester around her kids – again. While it sounded like the case went nowhere and like June was never under threat of losing her kids, that might not be the situation. Radar Online claims that CPS was considering removing Junes’ three minor children from her care, until Alana/Honey Boo Boo’s dad, Sugar Bear, moved into the home again. Apparently it was stipulated that another adult be present to supervise them.

In the days after “Mama June” Shannon’s relationship with a convicted pedophile was revealed, Georgia CPS officials were quick to investigate whether Shannon’s daughter, Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson was at risk. She remained in the home, but RadarOnline.com can reveal that it was only under the condition that her father, Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson, would live with his ex, , after child protective services told the parents social workers wanted another adult in the house in light of allegations surfaced that the mother of four had become romantically involved with convicted pedophile, Mark McDaniel.

Sources close to the situation told Radar, “Social workers weren’t comfortable with only one adult supervising the three minor children, Honey Boo Boo, Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon, 14, and Jessica “Chubbs,” 17. Alana has missed having her daddy in the house, and it was suggested by the department that he move back into the house, while the investigation was still ongoing. Sugar Bear agreed to do it, but wasn’t happy about it.”

Now, the source said, “Sugar Bear and Mama June can’t even be in the same room together at the small house. He doesn’t believe her constant denials in the media that she only saw Mark McDaniel twice. He is only staying in the house so the girls don’t get taken away from June. Sugar Bear is being used as a pawn, and he knows it. It’s a sad situation.”

[From Radar Online]

Radar has more about how “credible sources that have contact with and know the family” have been in contact with Georgia CPS. One of those credible sources is probably June’s mother, who rescued Anna from the abuse and contacted authorities 12 years ago. June’s mother told Entertainment Tonight last week that she contacted CPS about this case and told them how concerned she was.

I’m glad that Sugar Bear is back in the home, but seeing how cowed he looked around June I wonder if he has the nerve to stand up to her at all. She’s taken the kids to see McDaniel several times, I wouldn’t put it past her to keep doing it. If Sugar Bear is at home and she’s sneaking off to see McDaniel with the kids he might not know about it. The kids are better off with June’s mom or another relative. She’s too much of a narcissist and a sociopath to care for them.

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  1. Dawn says:

    I saw MJ on Dr. Phil and you can just tell she HATES Sugar Bear and that she is lying through her teeth about the pedo. I don’t think that SB can stop MJ doing what she wants to do. Oh and Honey Booboo is a brat and a rude one at that. It is a shame that CPS would allow these kids to be in the same room MJ let alone the pedo she loves.

    • Patricia says:

      I know Alana seems like a brat but I do think it’s a shame that the public scrutinizes the behavior of a very young child whom we now know is being raised in dysfunction.

      She was how old when her show began? Around 7? That’s hard to handle without becoming a brat to begin with. She has no role model for manners or even having a decent conversation. Her weight is getting out of control and she of surely aware and uncomfortable about it which, again, is a product of her upbringing. She has no chance at being healthy either physically or emotionally.
      I’m just sad when I see everyone calling her a brat. I mean I do see the behavior you are referring to, but she needs a lot of help, love and understanding. That poor little soul in the midst of all this garbage.

      • chaine says:

        Agree, Patricia. Adding to that, they had her doing beauty pageants before this, so she probably has that artificial standard of beauty as her model for how she should look. She probably feels so bad about herself with added weight, but she’s too young to know how to help herself and without any control over her situation with respect to what food gets put on the table.

      • TexasTexasTexas says:

        Her chins are also disturbing. She is beginning to resemble her obese mother.

  2. Tifygodess24 says:

    Dr Phil pulled a Maury and had “uncle poodle” fly out to California for a lie detector test – which he passed and of course June STILL denied it and swore she was telling the truth. The interview didn’t help her (like she thought it would) it only cemented what everyone was already thinking. She is a sick sick woman.

    • Connie says:

      Why did Poodle go on vacation with MJ and sicko when he knew what had happened to Anna? June is sick, nasty and to fart on tv is not funny or cute. Those 3 girls should be taken away and raised by some one who can get them the help they need. The money June got from the show should be given to the girls for their education so they don’t end up like June. Take those girls from her and she WILL move sicko in. I say she sneaks off to see him. I would like to put her in a vat of mayo for a few days and maybe she could feel an ounce of what Anna’s felt all these years.

  3. Bananapants says:

    I think June is not only a lying lie teller, but a pain pill popper. When she brought up the pain management doctor the other day, it immediately raised that red flag for me. Not only is she a horrible mother, she’s whacked out on hillbilly heroin. Allegedly.
    This may sound judgey and mean, but the way she looks on the outside is exactly how she is on the inside. Just gross and sad. Those poor children.

  4. Katey says:

    Good lord, that little girl is getting really heavy. Following the same unhealthy path as her mama, I see. Another job well-done, June.

    • AntiSocialButterfly says:

      The example she sets by what she feeds that child – pasta with catsup and margarine “sketti” shows that not only is she a lazy, self-centered troll, but that she is abusive to Alana, jeopardizing her health… giving that girl Mountain Dew and what was it? Red Bull? “Gogo juice”? Disgusting. I have never once watched that show but have unfortunately seen plenty of ads for it and she is just horrible. She shouldn’t have those children at all.
      /end rant

  5. Size Does Matter says:

    Apparently June is blind in one eye and legally blind in the other, so she can’t drive herself around. UP drove her to one meeting with McDaniel before UP knew who McDaniel was. And the story is that SB moved back in to help June get where she needs to go. So, if she’s meeting up with McDaniel I guess somebody must be helping facilitate it.

  6. Sam says:

    I wonder what will happen when Jessica turns 18 and can flee. Jessica has sort of stayed quiet through this whole mess, which makes me think maybe she knows more than she’s telling right now.

    • Isadora says:

      She became 18 on October 10th this year… It’s a huge demand from a 18 year old coming from a dysfunctional family, but I hope she, her older sister, Uncle Poodle and her grandmother can somehow save the younger children from June’s craziness.

  7. Kcarp says:

    I like when Dr Phil pointed out that 2 guys she dated are pedo and 4 have been to jail. He said who are u turning down? Honestly those are probably only 4 guys in the world who would bang her.

    I just puked in my mouth

  8. Talie says:

    The minute this dies down, you watch… she’ll marry this pedo.

  9. HughJass says:

    So…why is sugar Bear doing this? If CPS took Alanna away from Mama June, wouldn’t he be the custodial parent? Why bother moving in?

    Unless…he wants to also protect the other two girls who are not his biological children and would not be in his care is CPS stepped in. That would be the noble thing to do…..

    • Marcelmarcel says:

      I don’t know anything about custody laws in the U.S. but I assumed he was doing this for the children. Especially given how she has made it clear they aren’t getting back together. If MJ could acknowledge that at least one of her previous partners is a pedofile given that a child can’t consent I would have more hope about this situation. I hope the children are safe and they have someone to protect them.

    • chaine says:

      I think you’re very generously attributing to Mr. Bear a level of nobility that he just does not have.

    • Jag says:

      He’s most likely doing it because June told him to. He still loves her and does what she says, and she doesn’t want the kids taken away from her. So she’s still dating the monster pedophile while SB sits at home and has to see the woman he loves be with someone else.

      CPS is incredibly stupid. Those minor children need to be placed in a good, stable, loving home.

      • This exactly was my take on it too. You know who is the one with the power in that relationship. Who the user/abuser is and sadly it ain’t Sugar Bear even if he’s no prize.

  10. Belle says:

    I am so sorry for what this family has endured and continues to endure due to the mother’s continuous selfish and downright harmful actions. Take her off television and officials get to work and do your job in the best interest of these children.

    On another note, it can’t be a walk in a park carrying around all weight, why can’t she do something about it? She is on TV and dare I say influential to someone out there.

  11. Tanguerita says:

    this woman is ugly through and through.

  12. FLORC says:

    She’s a monster. Now someone needs to remove those children from anywhere near her and hope they can recover and rebuild their lives for the better. Because if June is in contact with them it isn’t good.
    Hate feels like it can be used appropriately here.

  13. krastins says:

    something nice: Alana’s shoes are adorable in the bottom pic

  14. kri says:

    Every time I see her, I think of “Spawn” -except it was just John Leguizamo in scary makeup. This thing of waddling evil is real, and she’s a terrible danger to her own kids. CPS should take them all, and allow the grandmother to have custody. FFS, the grandma called CPS on her own daughter more than once. What else needs to be said.

  15. Snazzy says:

    the grandma is the saving grace of this sh*tshow

    I know I say this every time, but those poor poor children. It just makes me want to cry

  16. snowflake says:

    I feel so sorry for Anna. That’s the one that was abused by McDaniel, right? to have your mom defend your abuser and not only that, but on nationwide tv? what a slap in the face.

  17. K says:

    It’s telling that the only one of the four kids to be a normal weight is the one the grandmother raised. I don’t think dietary choices alone account for that – I think she’s had the most structured and sane environment.

  18. Vvvoid says:

    Let me get this straight: I had CPS in my life for six months due to the fact that I took a PRESCRIBED medication while pregnant (which did not result in any harm to my child) that I was told by 3 DOCTORS I could not stop taking while pregnant without risking a miscarriage and this lying, malevolent, selfish hosebeast hasn’t lost her kids yet after not one but multiple affairs with pedophiles resulting in at least one incident of her children being molested, even though she brings her children around a man who went to jail for molesting her daughter?

  19. Vvvoid says:

    Also, having dealt with CPS, I can tell you she unfortunately did not almost lose her kids. They suggested SB come back home as part of a “family safety plan” but had she not agreed it would not have instantly resulted in the kids being taken. If they felt the home was too unsafe, SB return in would have made little difference. The problem is they for whatever reason don’t feel they have sufficient grounds for removal. It pisses me off that a drug test positive for coke or weed (not the best stuff to be doing when you have kids but alone is not evidence of abuse, neglect, or to an extent even of being a bad parent IMO) would get someone’s kids taken away on the spot, but somehow it’s more acceptable to bring convicted pedophiles who abused your daughter around your own children. America has some effed up priorities.

  20. lisa says:

    after the episode with june, uncle poodle sounded like sir john gielgud. im guessing june isnt having him over anymore and that’s too bad .

  21. fille says:

    I find it incredibly frustrating that so many are using this as an opportunity to let out all of their prejudices against fat people, commenting on how unappealing June is not due to her actions, but also or entirely due to her appearance, making delighted remarks about how fat she is, how many chins she has, how the four convicted criminals, including the two sexual abusers, whom she has been in relationships with are probably the only four people who would sleep with her and on and on. I find it absurd that, even in light of a discussion of denial and encouragement of childhood sexual abuse, attention is being directed away from her actions, which are toxic, and towards her appearance, which is not and for which neither she nor anyone resembling her, whose actions might be the furthest thing from toxic imaginable, should be made to feel inferior.

  22. Bill Hicks is God says:

    I saw June with Dr. Phil too and I thought what a stone cold b*tch. And a liar. I’ve never watched ‘Here Comes Honey Boo-Boo’ because bleach is bad for the eyes but I did see a bit of her and Alana years ago on ‘Toddlers and Tiaras.’ Seeing her jack up her child on that sugar and caffeine concoction they called “Go-go juice” and watching that child spinning around on the floor. Whoah…

    June is a psychopath. I understand if people take issue with “armchair” diagnoses, I often do as well, but you can recognize one if you know what to look for. She scared me.

  23. Kerrboom says:

    Ugh, so gross. CPS should’ve taken her kids away a long time ago; allowing her kids to be so god damn fat is abuse in and of itself. Alana is 9 FFS…bets on when she gets diagnosed with diabetes?