‘I Never Had A Relationship With Her:’ ‘Love & Hip Hop’ Star, Mendeecees Testifies In Sex Trial

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February 8, 2013 ‐ By Jazmine Denise Rogers
Source: VH1

Source: VH1

Earlier this week, we shared the chilling testimony of the 19-year-old New Jersey woman who accused Love & Hip Hop star, Mendeecees Harris of coercing her into engaging in sexual acts with him for money in his Lodi, New Jersey home. Yesterday, Harris was given the opportunity to share his side of the story in the Hackensack, New Jersey courtroom. And this time, girlfriend and co-star, Yandy Smith was present in the courtroom, listening intently and going everywhere with a protective entourage that attempted to keep her from being photographed, reports Cliff Point View.

“No.  No way. No, no. I never had a relationship with her, she never extended herself,” expressed Harris when his attorney, Brian Neary questioned him about whether or not he was guilty of any of the charges being brought up against him.

“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 continued.

According to reports, the reality star’s two-hour testimony consisted of his denial of having any sexual involvement with his accuser and attempting to convince the court that he is not a person who is casual about sex.

“That’s the truth – never, never – I never committed none of them acts to that girl in my life.”

He expressed that he was rarely ever around his accuser while they lived under the same roof and revealed that the teen had actually moved into his home after he had already lived there with his then girlfriend and her two sons for three years.

Harris, who has been shuttled between the courthouse and the Bergen County Jail each day of the trial, took the stand voluntarily, as he was not required to testify. When asked by his attorney why he had chosen to take the stand, he responded:

“It was very hurtful to me to hear that, and I felt if I didn’t testify my side of the story would never be heard.”

Cliff View Point also reports that closing arguments in the trial were presented yesterday.

“How dare the prosecutor suggest that because he had a different lifestyle – that because he had different girlfriends – sometimes at the same time? And that he’s a reality TV star who gets $4,000 an episode… How dare she? Not one question contradicted his belief, his strong feeling, and the truth that he had nothing to do with this girl, nothing to do with these sexual allegations. He broke down and said, ‘I didn’t do this,’ on the verge of tears,” Harris’ defense attorney, Brian Neary expressed.

The jurors involved in this case certainly have a lot to digest. So far, no verdict has been revealed.

 

Jazmine Denise is a news writer for Madame Noire. Follow her on Twitter @jazminedenise

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  • Tasha

    I didnt think he did it 1st off she waited how long yea she was probably a hoe n presented herself as a woman and she probably wanted some money couldnt get it and came up with this story as sad as it seems u honestly can’t trust some female word these days most are hoes most r young and many are money hungry or want exposure. To many men have gone through being lied by these young thirsty children not innocent children but the ones who sport barely there clothing

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  • Kahekili

    Can you answer the question I asked?

  • JustSayin

    I want to know WHY she decided to come forth now? Not to say she is wrong or that this didn’t happen. Also it was alleged that there was text messages between the two of them. What did those messages say? Yandy is good for coming because I would have been shot him in his “What’s his parts” and kept it pushing. Just on the fact that we were in a relationship while you were living with the mother of the victim. Oh… that would have sparked some flames. But… then again… he said on the show that they have stayed in tons of hotels.

    • Kahekili

      How often when something happens do you tell right away?

    • dddooonnnttt

      The trial is now. That doesn’t mean she told recently. It takes time for a trail to come together.

  • KIR12

    Why didn’t THE MOTHER TESTIFY? Sorry, I wouldn’t vote to convict without the mothers testimony.

    • Na Na

      That’s true and an angle I didn’t even think about. If somebody, especially an ex, molested my baby I would be all up and through that trial revealing what I saw, read and felt.

      • dddooonnnttt

        Well, you also proably wouldnt bring this kid of man around your child in the first place. And it seems like the mother was jealous. He was playing the tension between the mother and daughter.

    • kb

      I dunno about the Mom, she threw her daughter out and when she found out, and not dude

  • http://www.facebook.com/nikia.dshiznit Nikia D-Shiznit

    Only $4000 an episode?

    • Chile Cheese

      Hunny yeah people dont make much off that stuff…thats why has beens and nobodies be so happy to get a check tellin all they business making themselves look a fool… A person used to hundreds of thousands of dollars for appearances would NEVER.

      • Kahekili

        Some people don’t make that much off of reality TV. How much they make is probably dependent on how much screen time they get. I know that people on Teen Mom and The Hills (MTV) made more than that and they weren’t anybody famous before the shows aired.

    • dddooonnnttt

      He’s a side character. I bet Yandy makes more.

  • Ms. Kameria

    “I wasn’t in a ‘relationship’ with her” or “I wasn’t with her” or “she wasn’t my girl”……ain’t that they all say when sh it goes sour……

    • Sepulveda

      And I mean Technically he can say all of that….and that still doesnt mean he didnt do anything to her. He can not be in a relationship with someone and still sexually molest them. I think he is trying to play on words.

  • sammi_lu

    With those type of accusations, his lawyer’s closing statement should have been harder than that.

  • http://twitter.com/MsRedboneBrite Tee Elyse

    I just don’t believe him. Something inappropriate happened between them, especially if the girl’s mother put her out… all I’ma say is, everything done in the dark eventually finds it’s way into the light!

  • Mztisa

    …yeah ok O_o

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