Sugar Bear Wants Custody of Honey Boo Boo After Molestation Scandal

Honey Boo BooA lot has happened to the Alana "Honey Boo Boo" clan in the past few days, and that's an understatement! The matriarch of the lovable ragtag crew who became famous through TLC's Here Comes Honey Boo Boo is under fire after photographic evidence (that she still denies) emerged apparently showing that Mama June is dating a former boyfriend who is a convicted child molester. Now after one of those photos showed Mark McDaniel with his hand on the shoulder of 9-year-old Honey Boo Boo, friends are saying that her father, Mike "Sugar Bear" Thompson, is "distraught" and wants to fight for custody.

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Sugar Bear's pal, "Crazy Tony" Lindsey, reportedly told the Daily Mail Online that Honey Boo Boo's dad is "all over the place and is distraught that his daughter has had contact with a sex offender. He wants her out of that environment and knows the only way to do that is to get custody."

However, another friend who asked not to be named added that Thompson has not seen any money out of the TLC series and that he's unemployed and currently living in a trailer that TLC bought for him. He probably does not have the financial resources to fight for Honey Boo Boo.

Meanwhile, TMZ reports that Sugar Bear probably wouldn't have a case anyway, since apparently Mama June is doing nothing wrong by letting a convicted child molester hang out with her daughter.

According to TMZ, the only one McDaniel is prevented from being around is Anna "Chickadee" Caldwell, whom he once pleaded guilty to molesting. (Previous reports had it that the charges involving Anna were dropped and he went to prison for a different offense involving another child, but now it seems it indeed was Anna he went to prison over.) RadarOnline published some of the sickening accusations involving Anna that McDaniel was indicted for.

While Anna has said that she feels betrayed and that her relationship with her mother may be over, other members of the family are still defending her.

June's other daughter, 14-year-old "Pumpkin," got into a social media war with Sugar Bear's brother, "Uncle Poodle," accusing him of making up stories and selling them to the media. Poodle lashed back and accused Mama June of cheating on Sugar Bear with McDaniel.

Yikes, this is getting more dramatic than any soap opera. It would all be terribly entertaining if there weren't real children involved and a real family being destroyed. Instead, it's just terribly sad.

While it might seem a good idea for Sugar Bear to get custody, if he's living in a trailer and has no money, that's not ideal either. And let's not forget that Alana does love her mom -- what would it do to her to be torn away from her? Sigh. What a mess.

Should Sugar Bear get custody?


Image via Alana Thompson (Honey Boo Boo)/Facebook

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