Mama June Shannon claims the upcoming season of her Mama June: Family Crisis will prove to the public that it was her late daughter Anna Cardwell’s dying wish for June to be the main caregiver of her 11-year-old daughter.
As The Ashley previously told you, Anna passed away in December from cancer, leaving behind two daughters– 11-year-old Kaitlyn and eight-year-old Kylee.
After Anna’s death, Kylee went to live with her father, Michael Cardwell, while June was preparing to take custody of Kaitlyn. However, Michael– who has been a consistent father figure to Kaitlyn since she was an infant despite the two not being biologically related-– is now fighting June for custody of Kaitlyn.
Earlier this month, June claimed that Anna’s “dying wish” was for Kaitlyn to live with her instead of Michael, and earlier this week she doubled down on those comments, promising ‘Mama June: Family Crisis’ viewers that the footage of Anna’s final wishes would be included in the upcoming season of the WEtv show.
“We are following Anna’s wishes at the end of the day,” June told The Sun. “People will see that all this season of the show.”
June went on to say that “a lot was covered on camera” for the upcoming season.
“The world will hear it from Anna’s mouth [that she wanted me to have custody of Kaitlyn],” she added.
June has also accused Michael of only wanting custody of Kaitlyn for the money and has argued that “Kaitlyn wants to be raised by her biological family.”
Michael’s attorney told The Sun that while he’s heard June’s claims regarding the alleged footage of Anna’s final wishes, he hasn’t seen any proof that any such footage exists.
“We have heard that before, I believe that’s been Ms. Shannon’s claim for some time, but we’ve seen no documents and no footage of anything,” the attorney stated. “To be frank, this is a court case that is going to play out in a courtroom in front of a judge and not over any reality TV show.
“We’ve not seen any official documents or any even informal documents that pertain to [Anna’s] decisions,” he added.
The new season of ‘Mama June: Family Crisis’ is set to premiere in February on WEtv and ALLBLK.
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