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          The "Honey Boo Boo" Scandal: Chickadee and Grandma Speak Out

          December 11, 2014

          A few weeks ago, former Here Comes Honey Boo Boo star “Mama June” Shannon spoke exclusively with Dr. Phil and denied rekindling a romance with Mark McDaniel — the man convicted of molesting her 20-year-old daughter, Anna “Chickadee” Cardwell, when Anna was 8.

          Now, Anna joins Dr. Phil alongside her grandmother, Sandra, to tell her side of the story. What does she say happened to her as a child? And, why does she claim her mother knew about the sexual abuse when it occurred but chose not to believe her? Anna also accuses Mama June of draining her $30,000 trust fund, leaving her nearly penniless — an allegation her mother completely denies. Is there any chance at repairing her relationship with her mother?

          Plus, “Uncle Poodle” returns and reunites with Anna for the first time in nearly a year.

          This program contains sexual content. Viewer discretion advised.


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          Chickadee’s Side of the Story

          Anna claims her mother lied to Dr. Phil in her recent interview when she said she didn’t know about Anna’s sexual abuse until two years ago. “She found out two to three weeks after it happened,” Anna says, referring to when she told her teacher about the abuse, which led to McDaniel’s arrest. “Two weeks after [McDaniel] went to jail, my mother called — cussing, raising hell and saying, ‘Why did you do this to me? You know I loved him,’ and ‘He never did anything to you at all.’”

          Anna explains the abuse she suffered at the hands of McDaniel and why she says she was too scared at first to tell her family.

          Mama June’s Mother

          Mama June’s mother, Sandra, says her daughter’s recent appearance on Dr. Phil was “nothing but a big, fat lie.” She says, “The only thing I could say to her, if she was sitting here right now: Where is your head? Do you really care about any of your children? And if so, why would you bring a sex molester around them, knowing what happened to your oldest daughter?”

          Sandra and Anna join Dr. Phil onstage.


          “I think she’s still in denial.”

          How does Anna explain her recent controversial methods of making money?



          Tune in to see what happens when Uncle Poodle returns — why hasn’t he seen Anna in nearly a year?

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