Mike "Sugar Bear" Thompson denies Mama June Shannon abuse claims -- She's "pissed a me," I "never hurt any kid"
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 04/12/2017
Mike "Sugar Bear" Thompson claims his ex Mama June Shannon is just running her mouth about him because she's "pissed" at him and his decision to wed Jennifer Lamb.
Shortly after June said on The Wendy Williams Show that Mike was "very emotionally and physically" abusive during their "many, many years together," Mike shot her claims down.
"The abuse allegations are not true," Mike told Entertainment Tonight on Tuesday. "June is saying these things because she's pissed at me. I never hurt any kid."
Mike suggested June is trying to make him look bad because she's unhappy about his new wife Jennifer Lamb being in the picture. One of her allegations was that Mike was responsible for Lauryn "Pumpkin" Shannon's injured eye when she wore an eye patch on an episode of the family's former reality series Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.
"It is not true, any of it," Mike said, before responding to June's claim he also shut his 11-year-old daughter Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson out of his life.
"June won't let me see or talk to Alana," Mike argued. "I have text messages where I text June and try to talk to Alana, but no response back from her. The last time I saw Alana was at mine and Jennifer's wedding. I've tried to stay in touch with my daughter but June won't let me."
Alana, however, revealed last week her relationship with her father is "non-existent" and he allegedly criticizes her and pokes fun at her weight.
"He calls me every once in a blue moon, so if there's a blue moon outside, he's going to call me," Alana disclosed to ET while sitting next to her mother.
"The other day we were on the phone... and he was like, 'I need to cut my grass,' so I was like, 'Yeah, I'll come do it. I'm [going to] need a ride mower.' And he said, 'You're gonna need a push mower because it wouldn't hurt.'"
"There was a lot of stuff that was hid for many, many years," June admitted. "In this episode, y'all are going to be shocked... several things that happened on Honey Boo Boo [were] kinda, like, covered up... It's going to open up a lot of people's eyes to know that, 'Hey, June wasn't lying.'"
June insisted she was over her romance with Mike several days after she debuted her new body following a shocking transformation and 300-pound weight-loss. June also underwent multiple surgeries to remove excess skin for her From Not to Hot reality series.
"When you get rid of trash, then you become a better person," the reality TV mom had explained to ET. "[Mike] really made me feel like sh-t [and] I wanted to show him, 'Hey, I can do [whatever] I want to do'... I wanted to show him, like, I am actually worth it."