Mama June Shannon: Mike "Sugar Bear" Thompson was very emotionally and physically abusive
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 04/11/2017
Mama June Shannon is no longer going to walk on eggshells around her ex Mike "Sugar Bear" Thompson, who's the dad of former Here Comes Honey Boo Boo star Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson.
WE tv released a preview clip for the April 14 reunion special of Mama June: From Not to Hot in which Mike appears to lose his temper, storm off the set and punch a wall.
After watching the promo during her Tuesday appearance on The Wendy Williams Show, June accused Mike of being "very emotionally and physically" abusive during their relationship.
"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."
June alleged there were "several" instances when Mike became abusive, even to their young daughters, 17-year-old Lauryn "Pumpkin" and 11-year-old Alana.
"Pumpkin's eye, that was his fault," June said, referring to an eye patch she once wore on Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. "The thing that we were showing on Honey Boo Boo, we never did. The car wreck, several things that happened on Honey Boo Boo that was kinda, like, covered up."
The reunion is going to show "just a little piece" of what their lives were like when Mike was still in the picture, according to June. "It's going to open up a lot of people's eyes to know that, 'Hey, June wasn't lying.' But the people who know us, who have known us for years, know that this episode is going to bring a lot of stuff out into the open."
In a previous interview with Page Six, June made similar claims about Mike, saying, "It's time the world sees him for what he is. Pumpkin's eye buckle was caused by him because he got mad. So many emotional and physical scars with the kids."
She added at the time, "I'm not going to put my kids through that ever again."
June insisted she was over her romance with Mike several days after she debuted her new body following a shocking transformation in which she lost about 300 pounds and had 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 told Entertainment Tonight. "He 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."
During that same interview, Alana confessed her relationship with her dad is "non-existent," claiming that he 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. "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.'"
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Mike, however, denied all abuse allegations, telling ET they are simply "not true."