Today, “Love & Hip Hop” star Mendeecees Harris took the stand in a Hackensack, NJ court in a statutory rape/sexual abuse case involving a 15-year-old girl four years ago. His baby’s mother & co-star Yandy Smith was in the courtroom today as well. And Mandeecees’ denied everything.
A woman who is now 19-year-old claims that when she was 15, she had a sexual relationship with Mendeecees Harris, and was blackmailed into doing so.
Mendeecees claims not only did he never commit any of the acts the victim claimed in court yesterday–like him blackmailing her with the secret of her being raped when she was 8 for sex–but that he rarely interacted with her at all.
CliffViewPilot.com reported his testimony:
“I never had a relationship with her, she never extended herself,” said Harris, taking the stand in his own defense. “She didn’t play basketball, she didn’t play Playstation, didn’t want to go to the movies.
“She always walked around the house like she had an attitude,” he said.
“That’s the truth – never, never – I never committed none of them acts to that girl in my life.”
The victim previously claimed she lived with Mendeecees in Lodi, NJ for a period of time, because her mother–who she says was dating him–lived with him as well. Mendeecees denies an intimate relationship with the mother as well, and says she was “just a friend” he met in Harlem. Oh.
He put down $50,000 on a home for them to live in as “just friends,” and was upset that the woman (the victim’s mother) only put her name on the deed. He says she claimed it was because his credit was bad, and his name being on the loan would have raised the mortgage.
He was upset about it saying:
“I told her we need to either sell the house or you need to give me my down payment out,” Harris said. “My stuff was in boxes in the hallway for months.”
He then claimed that his “friend”, the victim’s mother, rented an apartment in her name–putting her credit on the line–for Mendeecees to live in. The prosecuter, Demetra Maurice, pressed him on why she would do this:
“She offered that service,” Harris said, “because I had to get out of the relationship with [his oldest child Mendeecees Jr.'s] mom…. She put the apartment in her name and she didn’t have a key, didn’t live there.”
“She put her credit on the line?” Maurice asked him.
“Yes, yes, she did that – absolutely,” he said. “Anything to impress me, she would do. She bought me a mink coat as a friend.”
Um, ok. Then he attempted to explain further exactly why they were living together and why the teen was in his vicinity:
They moved in together in Lodi “because I had credit problems,” Harris testified.“She told me if my name was on the loan it would cost more,” he said. So they decided that he’d pay the down payment, she’d get the loan and the deed would be in his name. He said he also paid the grocery, cable and other bills.
Then, his voice choked with emotion, Harris said he went to the Bergen County Clerk’s Office and discovered his name wasn’t on the deed. This, he said, forced him to remain in the house. After living together in Lodi for three years, they were joined by the teenager, he said.
Contradicting her testimony, Harris said he was rarely around the girl – although he admitted exchanging texts, mostly about “when her mother and I were going to be home.”
Oh the questions we have. Like, what was in those text messages that caused the victim’s mother to throw a fit, if “nothing happened” between Mendeecees and the victim. Where was the teen living before she “joined” her mother & Mendeecees? Does anyone believe that Mendeecees and the victim’s mother were “just friends” as she lived with and put her name on a house AND an apartment for that man? Does Yandy care that this dude was very likely with someone else while they were together starting in 2009 (the date he gave in court that they started dating)?
The level of MESS! Anways Yandy Smith took to her twitter page to break the new that her boyfriends was found NOT Guilty!