Entertainment TV Mama June from 'Honey Boo Boo' Denies She's Dating a Sex Offender She says she left the man 10 years ago, and wouldn't put her children in danger By Tim Nudd Published on October 24, 2014 08:00 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: JDH Imagez/Splash News Mama June is fighting back. June Shannon, 35, the matriarch on TLC’s Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, has denied reports this week that she is dating a convicted sex offender – writing on Facebook that she left the man 10 years ago. “It isnt true i promise,” she writes. “My kids r #1 priority over anything else and I would never put them in danger period over this or anything else they r my life this is my past I left him 10 yrs ago for it and I wouldn’t go back.” The man, Mark McDaniel, 53, was convicted of aggravated child molestation and imprisoned in June 2004. There was no immediate reaction from TLC to Shannon’s statement. Earlier this week, the network said: “We are very concerned about this new information and are reassessing the future of the series.” Shannon split from Mike "Sugar Bear" Thompson – who is father to 9-year-old Alana Thompson, aka Honey Boo Boo – last month after a decade together. TLC ‘Reassessing’ the Future of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo Amid Reports of Mama June Dating a Sex Offender Want more stories like this? Sign up for our newsletter and other special offers: sign me up Thank you for signing up!