Honey Boo Boo’s mother June Shannon was taken into custody this week, after police responded to a domestic violence call. The caller said that two people were fighting at a gas station, when police arrived Mama June was fighting with her boyfriend Geno Doak. The boyfriend was arrested for domestic violence, harassment, felony possession of a drug and drug paraphernalia. June was also arrested for having drug paraphernalia and felony possession of a controlled substance. The couple have been together for three years, and are featured on June’s reality show, ‘From not to hot.’ On the show June ordered Doak to propose to her, or leave the home.
Geno has a long criminal wrap sheet, for burglary, grand theft auto, assaulf, drug offenses, he has served two jail terms. The Shannon family had a few successful reality shows, ‘Here Comes Honey boo boo was canceled by TLC after it was revealed that June’s boyfriend Mark McDaniel served ten years in a penitentiary for raping June’s other daughter Anna who was 8 years old at the time. The exact times Anna was abused has never been made clear.
Drug possession in Alabama, carries a stiff penalty of up to 10 years and a $15,000 fine. The Shannon family was introduced to the public in 2011 when they regularly appeared on the reality show, ‘Toddlers & Tiaras’. The family which included Alana ‘Honey Boo Boo’ Thompson was so popular with fans, they were offered their own show. ‘Here comes Honey Boo Boo’ premiered on TLC in 2012, and featured Honey Boo Boo and June’s other children. The show had four successful seasons with it ending in 2014. After the show was canceled Steve Hirsch from Vivid Entertainment, offered June a million dollars to star in a pornographic film, she turned it down. Honey Boo Boo appeared on ‘Dancing with The Stars Kids edition’ in the fall of 2018 and was paid $50,000 for her appearance.