June Shannon, mother of TLC’s new hit reality show ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’, has a prior criminal record.
A mug shot (Photo) of Shannon has recently surfaced online.
The incident is from January 3, 2008 when Shannon was arrested in Henry County, Georgia for both contempt of court and theft of child support payments.
It’s not known if this disclosure will affect the status of the reality show tracking her celebrity daughter’s unusual upbringing.
Child Protective Services had also paid a surprise visit to Shannon and her husband earlier this Spring at their home in McIntyre Georgia following an incident of filming ‘Honey Boo Boo’ dancing for dollars in a club. Child Protective Services were investigating possible child abuse.
A source told the National Esquire that authorities who made the visit “found reason to bring the case to court’ but a ‘court-appointed attorney’ for June convinced the judge to ‘throw it [the case] out”.
The source said investigators were called to the home as a result of June and Mr Thompson’s unorthodox, and highly-publicised, parenting methods which include feeding Alana caffeinated drinks as well as roadkill for dinner, reports the Daily Mail.
The source added: “Honey Boo Boo’s upbringing raised eyebrows with neighbours.”
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo Airs Wednesday nights on TLC.