This is what Mama June said on Wendy Williams recently: “Sugar Bear was ‘emotionally and physically abusive’”. On the show, which aired on Tuesday, the newly-slimmed matriarch unveils the true nature of her former partner and father of 11-year-old Alana Thompson, aka Honey Boo Boo.
On Tuesday, April 12, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo reality star Mama June opened-up about her former partner, Mike Thompson, nicknamed “Sugar Bear”. According to her, he was anything BUT sugar. 37-year-old June Shannon says that he was “very emotionally and physically abusive”, not only with her, but with the kids, too.
“Pumpkin’s eye, that was his fault”, she said. “He got mad. So many emotional and physical scars with the kids.” She then said that they tried to cover it up during the show. “The thing that we were showing on Honey Boo Boo, we never did. The car wreck. She says that much of his behavior will be revealed on the season finale of Mama June: From Not to Hot.
Meanwhile, Sugar Bear, who recently tied the knot with his girlfriend, Jennifer Lamb, denies the abuse allegations. He told Entertainment Tonight: “It is not true, any of it”. He believes that Mana June is making all this stuff up out of jealousy and adds that he does not have any contact with Alana, but not because he was abusive.
“I’ve tried to stay in touch with my daughter but June won’t let me”, says the 45-year-old, adding that he has not seen their daughter since his wedding.
Mama June and Sugar Bear called it quits in 2014. She was accused of neglect and putting Alana in harm’s way by her older daughter, Anna. That, because she was dating a former boyfriend, Mark Anthony McDaniel. The man is a registered sex offender and Anna identified him as her molester. Since then, TLC has cancelled Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and June and Anna have fallen out.
In late February of this year, Mama June made headlines for her dramatic weight loss.