Anna “Chickadee” Cardwell refuses to remain silent about her mother’s alleged relationship with a convicted child molester.
Cardwell, who was featured on the cancelled TLC reality show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, claims her mother, “Mama” June Shannon, is lying about her history with registered sex offender Mark McDaniel, whom Cardwell says molested her when she was 8 years old.
“She’s lied my entire life,” Cardwell, 20, says of her mother on an episode of Dr. Phil airing Thursday. “She doesn t have the ability to tell the truth.”
Cardwell is joined on the episode by Shannon’s mother, Sandra Hale, who says “she is disgusted by [Shannon’s] actions and believes [Shannon] lied to Dr. Phil about allegedly dating McDaniel to save her own skin,” according to CBS.
Shannon’s oldest daughter also addresses the accusations made by Shannon’s former brother-in-law, Lee "Uncle Poodle" Thompson, that 9-year-old Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Shannon has shared a bed with McDaniel.
“I’m very concerned for Alana,” says Cardwell, who also accuses her mother of pilfering the money Cardwell earned from the reality series – an allegation Shannon denies.
“She should have said to Mark, ‘You know you are not supposed to be around any minors,’ ” Shannon told PEOPLE in October after TMZ posted a photo of Shannon with McDaniels and Alana. “She should have said, ‘You need to leave.’ But she didn’t.”