EXCLUSIVE: Mama June Shannon reacts to TLC pulling '19 Kids and Counting': 'I feel cheated still!'

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Mama June Shannon on Josh Duggar's Past: 'I Think TLC Kept It Quiet'

Mama June Shannon is talking to ET exclusively following TLC's decision to pull all episodes of 19 Kids and Counting -- but not canceling the entire series yet.

On Thursday, In Touch reported that 19 Kids' eldest son, Josh Duggar, had molested five girls, starting in 2002. According to In Touch, the girls may have included some of his sisters. "Twelve years ago, as a young teenager, I acted inexcusably," Duggar, now 27, said in a statement on his Facebook.

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EXCLUSIVE: Mama June Shannon reacts to TLC pulling '19 Kids and Counting': 'I feel cheated still!'
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 11: Josh Duggar visits 'Extra' at their New York studios at H&M in Times Square on March 11, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Extra)
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - FEBRUARY 28: Anna Duggar and Josh Duggar pose during the 42nd annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort Hotel and Convention Center on February 28, 2015 in National Harbor, Maryland. Conservative activists attended the annual political conference to discuss their agenda. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 11: Hilaria Baldwin (R) interviews Josh Duggar and his daughter during their visit with 'Extra' in Times Square on March 11, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Extra)
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - FEBRUARY 28: Josh Duggar speaks during the 42nd annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort Hotel and Convention Center on February 28, 2015 in National Harbor, Maryland. Conservative activists attended the annual political conference to discuss their agenda. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - FEBRUARY 28: Anna Duggar and Josh Duggar pose during the 42nd annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort Hotel and Convention Center on February 28, 2015 in National Harbor, Maryland. Conservative activists attended the annual political conference to discuss their agenda. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
Josh Duggar, executive director of FRC Action, speaks in favor the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)
18 of the 19 members of the Duggar family pose for a photo at Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport in Highfil, Ark. on Friday, May 9, 2008, after returning from a trip to New York where the announced that they are expecting their 18th child. This weekend, Duggar will join her husband and their 17 children to celebrate Mother's Day with brunch at a hotel in downtown Little Rock. Their youngest child, Jennifer, is 9 months old. Their oldest, Josh, is 20. The Duggar children include 10 boys and seven girls. Within the group are two sets of twins. (AP Photo/Beth Hall)
In this Aug. 2, 2007 file photo, Michelle Duggar, left, is surrounded by her children and husband Jim Bob, second from left, after the birth of her 17th child in Rogers, Ark. Michelle Duggar gave birth to her 18th child, a girl named Jordyn-Grace Makiya Duggar, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008. (AP Photo/ Beth Hall, File)
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - FEBRUARY 28: Anna Duggar and Josh Duggar pose during the 42nd annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort Hotel and Convention Center on February 28, 2015 in National Harbor, Maryland. Conservative activists attended the annual political conference to discuss their agenda. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 11: Hilaria Baldwin (R) interviews Josh Duggar and his daughter during their visit with 'Extra' in Times Square on March 11, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Extra)
Republican presidential candidate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, right, puts a cheese head hat on his friend Josh Duggar during their visit to Simon's Specialty Cheese in Appleton, Wis., Monday, April 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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Shannon's own popular TLC reality show, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, was canceled last October following reports that she was dating convicted child molester Mark McDaniel. McDaniel was convicted of molesting Shannon's oldest daughter, Anna Cardwell, when she was 8 years old. Shannon denied last fall that she and McDaniel had renewed a romantic relationship.

"I feel cheated still," she tells ET. She also claims TLC knew about the accusations against Duggar for years. "[TLC] knew about [Josh Duggar] since 2006 and didn't do anything. They kept filming the show, but as soon as rumors started they canceled Honey Boo Boo quick."

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EXCLUSIVE: Mama June Shannon reacts to TLC pulling '19 Kids and Counting': 'I feel cheated still!'
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 15: June Shannon and Alana 'Honey Boo Boo' Thompson are sighted at The Grove on October 15, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 15: June Shannon attends the 'How To Honey Boo Boo: The Complete Guide' Book Event on July 15, 2013 in New York, New York. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
MCLEAN, VA- July 11: Mike 'Sugar Bear' Thompson attends the 'How to Honey Boo Boo: The Complete Guide' Book Event at the Barnes and Nobles on July 11, 2013 in Mclean, Virginia. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Mike Thompson (L) and June Shannon visit 'Extra' at Universal Studios Hollywood on September 9, 2013 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images for Extra)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 15: Alana 'Honey Boo Boo' Thompson and her mother June Shannon (R) visit 'Extra' at The Grove on October 15, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images for Extra)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Mike Thompson visits 'Extra' at Universal Studios Hollywood on September 9, 2013 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images for Extra)
in this photo taken Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, seven-year-old beauty queen and reality show star Alana Thompson is shown with her mother June Shannon at her home in McIntrye , Ga., Alana and her family are featured on the hit show "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo". (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 04: Alana Thompson aka. Honey Boo Boo and June Shannon aka. Mama June seen out in Manhattan on April 04, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 15: Alana 'Honey Boo Boo' Thompson and her mother June Shannon (L) visit 'Extra' at The Grove on October 15, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images for Extra)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Mike Thompson (L) and June Shannon visit 'Extra' at Universal Studios Hollywood on September 9, 2013 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images for Extra)
Mama June and Sugar Bear
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UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: June Shannon visits 'Extra' at Universal Studios Hollywood on September 9, 2013 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images for Extra)
Honey Boo Boo and family dressed as the Kardashians.
Honey Boo Boo and family
in this photo taken Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, seven-year-old beauty queen and reality show star Alana Thompson is shown at her home in McIntrye , Ga., Alana and her family are featured on the hit show "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo". (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
In this photo taken Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, reality television personality Alana Thompson laughs during an interview at her home in McIntrye, Ga. Thompson, who stars in TLC's hit show "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo", was asked to stop helping a friend sell Girl Scout cookies because Thompson is not a Girl Scout and officials say she was using unauthorized online and social media tactics to sell the cookies. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
This undated publicity photo released by TLC shows Alana, better known as Honey Boo Boo, in McIntyre, Ga. The second season of "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," premieres on Wednesday at 9 p.m. EST. (AP Photo/TLC)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0073 -- Pictured: (l-r) Television personalities Mama June and Honey Boo Boo during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on June 11, 2014 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0073 -- Pictured: (l-r) Television personality Honey Boo Boo during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on June 11, 2014 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
GOOD MORNING AMERICA - Honey Boo Boo and Mama June (Here Comes Honey Boo Boo) are guests on 'Good Morning America,' 2/5/14, airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Fred Lee/ABC via Getty Images) AMY ROBACH, MAMA JUNE, HONEY BOO BOO
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 15: Honey Boo Boo's mother June Shannon attends the 'How To Honey Boo Boo: The Complete Guide' Book Event on July 15, 2013 in New York, New York. (Photo by Charles Norfleet/FilmMagic)
MCLEAN, VA- July 11: June 'Mama' Shannon attends the 'How to Honey Boo Boo: The Complete Guide' Book Event at the Barnes and Nobles on July 11, 2013 in Mclean, Virginia. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
MCLEAN, VA- July 11: Alana 'Honey Boo Boo' Thompson attends the 'How to Honey Boo Boo: The Complete Guide' Book Event at the Barnes and Nobles on July 11, 2013 in Mclean, Virginia. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE - 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' airs every weeknight, (12:00 - 1:06 a.m., ET), following 'Nightline,' packed with hilarious comedy bits and features a diverse lineup of guests including celebrities, athletes, musicians, comedians and humorous human interest subjects. The guests for MONDAY, OCTOBER 15 included actor Aziz Ansari ('Parks and Recreation'), Alana 'Honey Boo Boo' Thompson and June 'Mama' Shannon ('Here Comes Honey Boo Boo') and musical guest Josh Turner. (Photo by Richard Cartwright/ABC via Getty Images) JUNE 'MAMA' SHANNON, ALANA 'HONEY BOO BOO' THOMPSON, JIMMY KIMMEL
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 15: Alana 'Honey Boo Boo' Thompson and her mother June Shannon (L) visit 'Extra' at The Grove on October 15, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images for Extra)
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MCLEAN, VA- July 11: June 'Mama' Shannon, Mike 'Sugar Bear' Thompson, Alana 'Honey Boo Boo' Thompson, Anna 'Chickadee' Shannon and Lauryn 'Pumpkin' Shannon attend the 'How to Honey Boo Boo: The Complete Guide' Book Event at the Barnes and Nobles on July 11, 2013 in Mclean, Virginia. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
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The 35-year-old reality star says that if 19 Kids and Counting does not get canceled, she is prepared to take legal action against TLC.

"If they are not completely canceled I will be pissed, and I do have grounds for going after them, for canceling us and wrongfully firing us and not them," she tells ET.

According to the police report -- which In Touch obtained -- Josh allegedly fondled the breasts and genitals of the alleged victims when he was 14 years old.

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Josh Duggar says no child should feel the pain of being aborted. I say no child should feel the pain of being molested
The Duggar family must now be transparent about how they dealt with this issue beyond their initial failure to share.
It's because of enablers like @govmikehuckabee and the Duggar family that #childhoodsexualabuse continues. SHAME ON THEM.
I knew something was weird about the Duggar family. Having that many kids, at least one of them had to be crazy. Glad its cancelled.
I'm not defending the Duggar family, but Lena Dunham wrote a book bragging about molesting her little sister and was praised for her bravery
A Duggar turned out to be a child molester due to one important factor: the odds.
So daddy Duggar is ok with his son molesting his daughters, but not ok with his daughters leaving for college. Misogyny at its greatest.
josh duggar: [says lgbt+ people are a threat to children] josh duggar: [is literally a child molester]
Honey Boo Boo was canceled when Mama June dated a child molestor. Josh Duggar IS a child molestor. Be equitable, @TLC. #CancelTheDuggars
in the Duggar family, you're reprimanded for kissing before marriage but not for assaulting your siblings. #CancelTheDuggars
So according to my social media feeds , Josh Duggar did bad things a long time ago, which disproves Christianity. Fascinating logic
Josh Duggar is another example of how real predators are fixated on accusing others of perversion to distract attention from themselves.
Hope no gay wedding cakes were baked while Duggar was molesting girls because that would go against his religious beliefs.
As disturbing as the Josh Duggar case is, what's more disturbing is that the statute of limitations for those crimes is only 3 years. WHY?!
Josh Duggar: "I understood that if I continued down this wrong road that I would end up ruining my life." His life? What about victims?
At least Josh Duggar's not around a lot of kids-- oh wait.
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Duggar posted a lengthy statement on his family's Facebook. "I hurt others, including my family and close friends. I confessed this to my parents who took several steps to help me address the situation. We spoke with the authorities where I confessed my wrongdoing, and my parents arranged for me and those affected by my actions to receive counseling. I understood that if I continued down this wrong road that I would end up ruining my life."

TLC responded to the scandal on Friday. "TLC has pulled all episodes of 19 Kids and Counting currently from the air," the network said in a statement to ET. "We are deeply saddened and troubled by this heartbreaking situation, and our thoughts and prayers are with the family and victims at this difficult time."

Watch the video below for more on Josh's response to the molestation allegations.



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