The father of reality star Alana ‘Honey Boo Boo’ Thompson is gearing up for a custody battle after learning the youngster has been allowed to get close to her mother’s convicted child molester lover.
Mike ‘Sugar Bear’ Thompson’s friend ‘Crazy Tony’ Lindsay revealed he is worried sick that his nine-year-old daughter has been with Mark McDaniel – who is now dating ‘Mama June’ Shannon after Sugar Bear’s split from her earlier this year.
Thompson has also only seen his daughter twice since the TLC network dramatically announced on Friday that they were cancelling the series because of Shannon’s relationship with McDaniel. He was briefly at the family home in McIntyre, Georgia, yesterday to see his daughter. ‘Mike is all over the place and is distraught that his daughter has had contact with a sex offender,’ said Lindsay, who appeared in the first season of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. ‘He wants her out of that environment and knows the only way to do that is to get custody.’
It came as RadarOnline reported that Child Protective Services in Georgia have opened an investigation into whether any crimes have been committed involving her three minor children – Alana, Lauryn ‘Pumpkin’ Shannon, 14 and Jessica ‘Chubbs’, 17.
Lindsay said that Thompson may not have enough cash to bring a legal action of his own as he is now virtually destitute and has been reduced to borrowing cash from friends. He is living a mobile trailer home that was bought for him by TLC after his split from Shannon.