'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo' Canceled: Will Mama June Be Paid For Unaired Episodes of TLC Show?
TLC won't be giving Mama June her full salary for the unaired episodes of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, but her children will receive their expected paychecks.
TMZ reported the network's concern for Honey Boo Boo, 9, and her siblings adding that the show's executives are "upset that June has put them at risk by dating convicted child molester Mark McDaniel."
In turn, Mama June's paycheck will be significantly reduced while her children won't have to worry about that. Neither will Sugar Bear, who is getting his full cut, and Uncle Poodle who reportedly already received his.
Yet, money isn't the only thing Mama June has to worry about. According to the reality star's mother, Sandra Hale, Georgia's Child Protective Services are investigating.
Hale told Entertainment Tonight that the agency called her on Oct. 29, but she didn't offer details.
"The only thing I can tell you is that I said to please look into it carefully and closely," she said. "They assured me they would."
TLC canceled Here Comes Honey Boo Boo in late October - despite its popularity - after news broke that Mama June was dating the sex offender. The 53-year-old was convicted in 2004 for molesting Mama June's daughter, Anna Cardwell, when she was eight. June was also dating him at the time of his conviction. After serving 10 years in prison, McDaniel was released in March and is now on Georgia's list of registered sex offenders.
Despite recent photos that caught McDaniel and Mama June together, the 34-year-old denied the relationship.
"Just got a phone call this morning from TLC and as of right now there will be no more production of the show," Mama June said in a video posted to Honey Boo Boo's Facebook page. "The statement of me dating a sex offender is totally untrue."