Honey Boo Boo is the nickname given to Alana Thompson. She's a six-year old beauty pageant contestant whose family is very eccentric and...

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In the wake of the June Shannon-Mark McDaniel scandal, many wondered why Georgia state officials would permit 9-year-old Alana Thompson (better known as Honey Boo Boo) to continue living with her disgraced mother.

We now know that child protective services informed Shannon that Alana could remain in the home only under the condition that Mike "Sugar Bear" Thompson move back into the home he once shared with Mama June.

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Thompson and Shannon broke up back in September, reportedly as a result of her relationship with McDaniel.

In the wake of allegations that Shannon is dating McDaniel despite the fact that he was convicted of molesting one of her children, CPS determined that Shannon was unfit to care for three children without an additional adult in the house to provide further supervision:

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It's been nearly three weeks since the world learned that June Shannon is dating convicted child molester Mark McDaniel, yet somehow, sad and stunning details about the situation continue to emerge every day.

Yesterday, we learned that McDaniel may be the father of Lauryn Shannon - June's 15-year-old daughter.

Today, a source has surfaced claiming that June has a long history of mental illness, and that the reality star attempted to kill herself while she was pregnant with daughter Alana, better known as Honey Boo Boo.

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The claim comes from a woman named Patricia East, who is the first wife of Alana's father Michael Thompson, better known to fans as "Sugar Bear."

"Michael told me, 'Please come over! June is trying to kill herself!" East told Star magazine in a recent interview. "I wanted to do the right thing, so I went over."

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Last week, sources claimed that Sugar Bear Thompson would not fight for custody of Honey Boo Boo on the condition that June Shannon cut ties with Mark McDaniel.

McDaniel molested Anna Shannon - June's eldest daughter - when she was just 4 years old, and Thompson was reportedly very concerned for the safety of his youngest child.

Even so, he planned to give Shannon time to provide a safer environment for 9-year-old Alana (better known as Honey Boo Boo), in part because he didn't have a place of his own in which to raise her.

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  • Honey Boo Boo Pic

Now, Thompson has reportedly changed his mind and has begun contacting lawyers about having Alana removed from June's home ASAP.

The cause of the sudden urgency is unknown, but it may have something to do with a revelation made by Sugar Bear's brother earlier today.

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There's been a new development in the June Shannon-Mark McDaniel child molestation scandal that might lead to more demands that June's daughters be removed from her home.

Lee Thompson - better known as Uncle Poodle - has reportedly told The National Enquirer that he witnessed McDaniel lying in bed with June's 8-year-old daughter Alana during a family vacation to a North Carolina casino in September.

  • Honey Boo Boo Photo
  • Mark McDaniel Mug Shot

We learned last week that Shannon had exposed McDaniel to Alana (aka, Honey Boo Boo), but June and others claimed they had had no physical contact and that all of their time together was supervised by June.

Last week, there were rumors that Uncle Poodle would fight for custody of Honey Boo Boo unless Shannon broke off all contact with McDaniel. 

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Mama June Shannon and Sugar Bear Thompson are no longer together, but the estranged couple stands together on the issue of custody of their daughter.

Mama June and Sugar Bear Picture

The two reality stars are the parents of young Alana Thompson, also known of course as Honey Boo Boo of TLC's Here Comes Honey Boo Boo fame.

With June dating old flame and child molester Mark McDaniel, Alana's Uncle Poodle wants custody of Honey Boo Boo if she doesn't kick Mark to the curb.

Their many differences aside, there's absolutely no daylight between Sugar Bear and June as far as their thoughts on that claim: Over their dead bodies.

The two are not big fans of Poodle and vow to fight him every step of the way if he tries to wrestle custody of away from them in any way, shape or form.

Interviewed in the parking lot of a Georgia mall today, the recently-separated TLC tandem was asked about Poodle's protestations. They are unmoved.

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Ever since the world first learned that June Shannon is dating convicted child molester Mark McDaniel, it's been widely assumed that Shannon's youngest daughter would be removed from her care one way or another.

Shannon is in danger of losing custody of her three youngest children.

But even if the current investigation by the state of Georgia finds that "Mama June" is a fit mother, surely Sugar Bear Thompson - father of 9-year-old Alana - will do everything in his power to gain full custody, right?

Mama June and Sugar Bear

Not necessarily. Sources close to Sugar Bear tell TMZ that as of right now, he has no plans to fight for custody of Alana (better known to fans as Honey Boo Boo).

Sugar Bear apparently believes he would not be able to provide a suitable home for Honey Boo Boo as he has been living with friends ever since he and Shannon broke up last month.

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As more details become available about the the sexual abuse that landed Mark McDaniel behind bars, it becomes more and more astonishing not only that June Shannon would allow this man back into her life, but that McDaniel was ever allowed out of prison in the first place.

Last week, June's daughter Anna Shannon came forward as McDaniels' victim - revealing that her mother's then-boyfriend had repeatedly assaulted her when she was just 8 years old. 

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Yesterday, we learned that McDaniel had threatened to kill Shannon if she ever told anyone about his crimes.

Despite these threats, the heroic young girl eventually told her teachers about her horrifying home life, which led to McDaniel's arrest.

Just when it seemed that McDaniel's crimes couldn't be any more revolting, however, new information uncovered today reveals that Anna was not the sole victim of McDaniel's abuse.

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Last week, TLC canceled Here Comes Honey Boo Boo following a series of stunning and sickening revelations.

First, TMZ reported that series star June Shannon was dating a convicted child molester named Mark McDaniel. 

Later, we learned that McDaniel's victim was Anna Shannon - June's eldest daughter who was just eight years old at the time.

Then, in perhaps the most shocking development in this story thus far, photos emerged that showed McDaniel with Honey Boo Boo - Shannon's 9-year-old daughter who currently lives with her in Georgia. 

More details have now emerged regarding McDaniel's horrific crimes and it's more astonishing than ever that June Shannon would welcome this man back into her life and allow him to spend time with her young children.

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The star of the newly-canceled TLC reality show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo may have been even more rife with scandal than originally believed.

Executives axed the show amid reports of matriarch June “Mama June” Shannon dating her ex-boyfriend Mark McDaniel, a convicted child molester.

June Shannon and Mark McDaniel dated before his 10-year prison sentence, and he even molested one of June's daughter's prior to being locked up.

McDaniel is not the first sex offender Shannon has been linked to, though.

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  • Here Comes Honey Boo Boo Family

The father of Shannon’s daughter Jessica, Michael Anthony Ford, was arrested in 2005 and later convicted for the sexual exploitation of a child over the Internet.

According to Georgia Department of Corrections, he was sentenced to a maximum of four years behind bars and 10 years of probation for the criminal offense.

He is still behind bars on a separate charge of child abandonment.

The fathers of Shannon’s other children, including estranged husband David Michael “Sugar Bear” Thompson, also have criminal records, albeit not for sex crimes.

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Former Here Comes Honey Boo Boo star and June Shannon husband Sugar Bear, predictably, is not thrilled about recent events surrounding his family.

Specifically, he is not happy that Mama June somehow thinks it's okay to have Honey Boo Boo exposed to a child molester ... who she is now dating.

Mark McDaniel also molested their older daughter, Anna Shannon, making this just about the weirdest and creepiest celebrity scandal in quite some time.

  • Sugar Bear Photo
  • Mark McDaniel Mug Shot

McDaniel has his hands on Honey Boo Boo's back in a photo published by TMZ. Sugar Bear tells the site that this is very much not okay as he sees it.

No kidding.

He's also upset that TLC canceled Here Comes Honey Boo Boo in light of the scandal; Sugar Bear was set to appear on it despite his split from June.

Meanwhile, sources say that Mark McDaniel, who dated June before he was imprisoned for child molestation, was always her first choice over Sugar Bear.

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