They say when it rains it pours and the rain is definitely pouring out in more ways than one with Love & Hip Hop’s New York cast memeber Mendeecees Harris.
The reality star is currently on trial for “allegedly” molesting a 15 year old girl back in 2009 at his home in New Jersey. The trial began yesterday and the victim who is now 19 years old testified against Mendeecess claiming he forced her into having a sexual relationship with him when she was living inside the home with her mother.
During her testimony the victim also stated that the reality star would tell her that she was “better than her mother after coercing her into oral sex.
Check out more details via Cliff View Pilot below:
Speaking in a barely audible whisper, her voice sometimes breaking, the now-19-year-old woman told jurors in Hackensack that the former “Love & Hip Hop” star went from being a “father figure” she could trust to someone who forced her into sex for money after she moved into his Lodi home in the summer of 2009.
It left her feeling guilty and ashamed, she said during more than an hour of testimony.
Under questioning from Assistant Bergen County Prosecutor Demetra Maurice, the young woman, who quit nursing school to testify in the trial, gave graphic details of the inappropriate encounters she allegedly had with Harris.
Visibly uncomfortable, she gave brief responses to Maurice’s questions. Because she didn’t have much of a connection with her mother, she said, she confided in Harris. Mendeecees made me feel comfortable. He would give me advice. He’d say ‘It’ll be okay between you and your mom’,” the woman said. Then came an afternoon when, with no one else home, she realized in the shower that she didn’t have a towel.
“I asked him to get me one, and he did,” the woman testified. “Then he came into my room and suggested I let him masturbate on me, but I just laughed.” The suggestions continued, she said, until she relented. She said Harris then gave her $15 or $20 “for lunch or maybe a ball game.”
But that wasn’t enough for him, the woman testified: Using an extremely private piece of information, he coerced her into providing oral s-x. “He told me he knew I had been r@ped when I was 8 years old,” she said, “and he found out from my mother. “‘Your mom doesn’t want you here’,” the woman said Harris told her before exposing himself. She said she complied with his desire out of spite “to get back at my mom.” “I felt betrayed by her,” she said. “I didn’t tell her about it until I was 14, and it was something I didn’t want anyone to know.”
Similar favors were demanded and provided for “$15 or $20” when she needed money for expenses, the woman testified. Eventually Harris enlisted her younger brothers by suggesting, when they asked him for money, to “talk to your sister. She knows what she has to do.”
The relationship ended, she said, when her mother took her cellphone to punish her for missing curfew and found a message on it from Harris.
And if that isn’t enough Mandeeces was just recently indicted in Rochester NY, for trafficking heroin and cocaine.
According to authorities the Love & Hip Hop reality star along with two other men trafficked over $2.5 million worth of drugs between 2005 and August 2012.
The indictment shows that authorities have already seized more than $1.5 million from safety deposit boxes connected with the case.
Also seized was nearly $407,000 worth of jewelry and watches, including a $60,000 Rolex and another $35,000 Rolex.
Will somebody please tell me why in the hell did Mendeece sign up to do Love & Hip Hop New York when he know dayuuuum well he was “dirty”? I’m just saying why would you sign up to do a reality show when you have skeletons like this in your closet?
I’m a firm believer that everybody is innocent until proven guilty however things are not looking good for him. I feel bad for his kids because they might have to grow up without a father smh!
I’m going to save my comments and how I feel about this situation for a later date because like I said everybody’s innocent until proven guilty. And even though it’s not looking too good I’m going to give him the benefit of the doubt and hold my tongue until the judge makes a decision.