June Shannon: Sugar Bear Beat Me & My Daughters!

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After the world learned that June Shannon was dating Mark McDaniels - the man who had previously been imprisoned for molesting June's eldest daughter - it was widely assumed that we'd heard the last of her family.

June and her daughters gained a massive following with the surprise reality hit Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, but molestation scandals are not the sort of thing public figures can easily bounce back from.

(Unless their name happens to be Duggar, but that's a conversation for another time.)

Mom June

In recent weeks, however, the Shannons have made an unexpected return to the spotlight, thanks primarily to June's 300-pound weight loss.

Unfortunately, it seems that despite a stunning turnaround in June's health, the Shannons remain a deeply troubled family.

In the past week, several members of the family have leveled startling accusations at one another, but the most shocking claim of all is June's allegation that she was abused by Mike "Sugar Bear" Thompson during their lengthy romantic relationship.

June elaborated on those claims during a visit to The Wendy Williams Show this week.

Asked point blank if Sugar Bear was physically abusive, June replied:

Suge Bear

"Very emotionally and physically. There was a lot of stuff that was hid for many many years."

She went on to detail the ways in which his abuse was concealed during the couple's years of reality TV stardom:

"Pumpkin's eye was his fault. The car wreck. Several things that happened on Honey Boo Boo that was covered up," Shannon told Williams.

Watch the entire shocking interview in the clip below:

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