Is Honey Boo Boo breaking up with Dralin Carswell? Shares Lamar Odom video of being 'backstabbed'
Fans speculated the video to be a hint of her split from her boyfriend Dralin Carswell, following rape allegations against him
Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson recently shared a video of pro-basketball player Lamar Odom talking about people not being kind to him, "doing him wrong", and his Instagram getting hacked. This comes days after rumors of her split from her 21-year-old boyfriend, Dralin Carswell, after news of rape allegations against him and subsequent imprisonment in 2019 resurfaced.
The video was in context of Odom leaving his old management, and fans couldn't help but wonder if the teenager was hinting at her own breakup. While it has not been reported that her account was ever hacked, people believe this post came after she felt like Odom - getting “backstabbed” by others and feeling hurt and deceived.
The usually PDA-centric couple has been silent on social media after the news became public and came to the forefront. The allegations were indeed true and unsettling. Carswell was reportedly arrested on May 29, 2019, after being accused of statutory rape. He was around 18 years old at the time. The Sun was able to get a hold of the police report, which detailed the entire timeline of events and the mugshot confirming his arrest. He had allegedly climbed the window of a then-15-year-old's house to have sex with her.
The report said, "I asked the daughter if it was consensual, and she stated 'Yes'." It continued, "Her [The then-minor's] plan with Carswell was for him to come to the house and while there they had consensual unprotected sex in her bedroom." Dralin, on the other hand, denied going to her house ever. "(The then-minor) was his girlfriend and they had talked about him coming to her house... but he did not actually go to the house," the report cited his side of the story. The 21-year-old accused told the police that he hung out with his friends at one of their houses the entire night. However, his friends told police they had dropped him off at her house and picked him up after about an hour.
He was visibly "scared" after he told his friends that the two of them had been caught by the girl's mother, the report said. Back then, the assistant district attorney said that even though he "was charged with statutory rape, misdemeanour grade… Based on the evidence, we didn't feel like we could prove the statutory rape but could prove making a false statement." Therefore, instead of statutory rape, the court ordered that he fulfil the terms of a pretrial diversion program for making a false statement in a court of law.
Honey Boo Boo's reaction to this has been mixed. She has been quiet on her TikTok account. Previously, the duo has been criticized for the age gap between them, especially since the TV star is still a minor. Her sister Lauryn “Pumpkin” Efird, who has exclusive custody over her, had previously said, "Me and my husband love Darlin. He’s very respectful and treats Alana with the utmost respect. He is around us and our kids a bunch also and we love him for Alana."