Anna and her daughter, 2-year-old Kaitlyn, have filed a lawsuit against June claiming she took their share of the $22,500 the family made per episode of the reality series. Anna also believes her mother didn’t share with them the royalties received from the family cookbook and other similar merchandise. TLC is also named in the suit, as Anna believes the network should have made sure she and her daughter got all the money they earned.
Mama June, however, is not going down without a fight. She insists TLC directly deposited the kids’ share of the money into their personal bank accounts. So she thinks there's no way she could have lowered Anna's net worth. In fact, June says she actually gave Anna money to help pay some of her expenses.
This is not the first time Anna Cardwell has accused her mother of draining her net worth. Shortly after Here Comes Honey Boo Boo was canceled, Anna claimed Mama June stole from her trust fund and gave the money to rumored boyfriend Mark McDaniel, a convicted child molester.
“Mama's name is on every single account [as] the head owner of the account,” Anna said at the time. “So, she can withdraw, take money out, give money, she can do any of that. I’m at the bottom cause I signed it when I was a minor.”
Mama June, in turn, insisted she had sent Anna the money she was owed. But Anna maintained she never received it.
“I call my mother, she said, ‘Well, I moved all of it, I took all [of it] cause all the girls say, ‘You know what? Just give her her money, just give it, give it to her,’” Anna added. “Well, she said, ‘I’m sending whatever [is] left.’ She sent me a picture of it. She said, ‘This is all of what’s left in your account: $15,400.’ She was supposed to send it the next day. Well, she says she ‘sent it’ — no letter came, never got anything.”
Mama June Shannon did eventually hand over the money. But that didn’t end the mother-daughter feud. Anna, allegedly one of Mark McDaniel’s victims, was upset that her mom was hanging out with the child molester.
And the fight only intensified from there. Anna believes she also deserves some of the money her mother received for post-Honey Boo Boo appearances. After all, Anna says, June wouldn’t be famous if it wasn’t for the rest of the family. June, however, refused to give in to her daughter’s demands. “I’ve already gave her money,” June told TMZ in April. “I can’t help that she’s went through all of her money in two weeks and gave it to her husband.”
The feud continued when Anna revealed that she is pregnant with her second child. Mama June expressed some concern that the Honey Boo Boo star’s net worth problems would make it tough for her to support another kid. A short time later, Anna confirmed that she and her husband won’t let June visit her grandkids unsupervised.
“[My mom and I] fuss and fight about this pregnancy thing,” Anna told Us Weekly. “If I have a newborn child, either me and [husband] Michael are going to go [visit with the baby] or she can come over here and visit.”
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