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It’s been over two weeks since Anna Shannon came forward as Mark McDaniel’s abuse victim.

The 20-year-old mother of one and former reality star went public with horrific memories from her childhood amidst rumors that her mother, June Shannon, was dating McDaniel.

There was immediate fallout from June’s baffling decision to allow McDaniel into her life and grant him access to the home she shares with her children after he spent ten years in prison for molesting her eldest daughter.

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The Shannon household is now carefully monitored to ensure that no harm comes to June’s three youngest daughters, and Anna has been universally praised for having the courage to speak out and help protect her sisters.

Last night, Anna sat down for an interview with Dr. Drew Pinsky and revealed more details about McDaniel’s abuse, including her mother’s astonishing refusal to believe that she’d been assaulted:


“My mama didn’t believe me for a while,” Anna said. “And she was like, ‘Why would you do that? Why would you do that to me? I can’t believe you would do that!’ I was like, mama he did it to me!”

“She didn’t believe me and she was like, ‘I’m done talking about this now, I’m done talking about this.'”

Anna previously stated that McDaniel threatened to kill her if she told anyone about his abuse, and it was only when she reported him to her teacher, that authorities intervened.

Anna adds that 12 years later, her mother has yet to express any remorse for allowing her to be molested.

“She ain’t apologized to me yet,” Anna said, adding that until her mother asks for forgiveness, she and June will never “be on the same page.”