"Mama June" Shannon sued by daughter Anna Cardwell, claims "money hungry" grandmother is to blame
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 06/11/2015
June "Mama June" Shannon is being sued by her 20-year-old daughter Anna "Chickadee" Cardwell for allegedly not ponying up the dough brought in by their now-canceled TLC reality series Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, and Mama June is blaming her own mother for putting Cardwell up to it.
Cardwell filed a lawsuit Monday against her mother, who controlled the funds brought in by the family's reality show, claiming she didn't receive her share of the money from TLC nor was she cut a check for her many public appearances, Peoplereported.
Cardwell is reportedly asking for $201,000 as well as the estimated $100,000 allegedly owed to her two-year-old daughter Kaitlyn.
In reply, Shannon filed legal documents on Thursday saying the network had "direct deposited" money into Cardwell's bank account, so her daughter's decision to sue is "ridiculous." In fact, Shannon reportedly insisted Cardwell had made thousands of dollars from her role onHere Comes Honey Boo Boo.
Shannon is arguing that, as stated in their contract with TLC drawn up in September 2012, one-third of the $22,500 the family was paid for each episode was to be divided up amongst her four daughters -- including Alana, 9, Lauryn, 15, and Jessica, 18, TMZ reported. According to the family matriarch, she never saw any of the money because it was given to each individually.
In addition, Shannon is alleging she gave Cardwell a $15,400 check in December, which was her portion of the earnings, following the cancellation of Here Comes Honey Boo. Shannon is also reportedly claiming she paid Cardwell's cellphone bill and other household expenses.
But Shannon is taking her frustrations out on someone else.
Shannon believes Cardwell was "bullied" into filing a lawsuit by her very own mother Sandra Hale -- who is Cardwell's grandmother, whom she recently called "a money hungry bitch" -- as well as Hale's boyfriend, TMZ reported.
Shannon apparently has text messages that prove Cardwell's grandmother is involved and Cardwell never wanted to follow through with the lawsuit, nor does she even think she really has a case.
Shannon reportedly found a text message in which Cardwell told a friend she did not hire a lawyer and that her grandmother had. In another text, Cardwell allegedly told someone her grandmother's boyfriend asked her to get a lawyer on the phone and then he took the call and kicked her out of the room for privacy.
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo was canceled after Shannon was believed to be dating a convicted sex offender, Mark McDaniel, who had actually molested Cardwell back in 2003.