IN A DAYTIME TELEVISION EXCLUSIVE, DR. PHIL SITS DOWN WITH “MAMA JUNE” SHANNON TO ADDRESS THE SCANDAL THAT HAS ROCKED HER FAMILY AND ASKS THE HARD-HITTING QUESTIONS THAT ONLY HE CAN ASK, AIRING MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17
“I owe it to the fans to say my side of the story. I’m not a perfect parent, I made a mistake. It’s time to move on.”
In the wide-ranging interview, Mama June denies rekindling a relationship with convicted child molester Mark McDaniel, the man who allegedly sexually assaulted her daughter Anna when she was 8. This in spite of the fact that recent pictures of her and McDaniel have surfaced. When asked about the photos by Dr. Phil, Shannon claims at least one of the photos were photo shopped. She also answers Dr. Phil’s tough questions about her ties to McDaniel, and why she recently allowed Pumpkin to have contact with him.
Shannon also reveals the current status of her relationship with ex-boyfriend Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson, stating, “He cheated, he hurt me a lot. I am not in love with him.” In addition, Dr. Phil gets her thoughts about the state opening an investigation checking on her three youngest children and asks why she thinks TLC cancelled her show after so many hit seasons on the air. Shannon is later joined by “Sugar Bear” and daughter Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon to discuss how they feel about the recent events that have shaken their family.
Select quotes from the episode:
“He’s moved on, he’s got a girlfriend and it’s not me.” — “Mama June” Shannon regarding her relationship with Mark McDaniel.
“I would never take my child around someone like that.” — Dr. Phil to “Mama June” Shannon regarding “Pumpkin” having contact with McDaniel.
Credit photo to: CBS Television Distribution/Peteski Productions.
DR. PHIL was created by Harpo Productions, is produced by Peteski Productions in association with CBS Television Distribution and is distributed by CBS Television Distribution, a unit of CBS Corp. Carla Pennington and Dr. Phillip C. McGraw are the executive producers. Angie Kraus is co-executive producer.