Mama June is stepping forward to address the rumors surrounding her rumored relationship with Mark McDaniel, a registered sex offender who molested June's daughter Anna. She wants to set the record straight.
In an interview with ET, June says she's only met with McDaniel twice after his prison release - one time of which was a "coincidence." The second time was allegedly arranged to give her daughter Pumpkin (who believed he was her father) closure.
June said, "It was a conversation that she wanted her answers: what happened, why did he leave, you know, if he was her real father. He admitted to her, no. I had already told her that but, you know, she wanted to hear from both sides of the story."
So being that McDaniel is not Pumpkin's father ... who is? June answered that too. Mama June revealed that Pumpkin has the same father as her 18-year-old daughter Jessica, a man named Michael Anthony Ford who is also a convicted sex offender. He reportedly spent time in jail for "sexual exploitation of minors after being caught on 'To Catch a Predator' in 2005."
June told ET, "Jessica and Pumpkin have the same dad, but Jessica's dad has had nothing to do with her over the years. So, why the hell would I open up that can of worms until today? I lied to my family and told them it was somebody else."