Feb 8th, 2013 by Bilal Ali
Thursday,”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
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 (what he threatened to do with the info we’re not sure) for sex–but that he rarely interacted with her at all.
CliffViewPilot.com reported his testimony:
â€śI never had a relationship with her, she never extended herself,â€ť said Harris, taking the stand in his own defense. â€śShe didnâ€™t play basketball, she didnâ€™t play Playstation, didnâ€™t want to go to the movies.
â€śShe always walked around the house like she had an attitude,â€ť he said.
â€śThatâ€™s the truth â€“ never, never â€“ I never committed none of them acts to that girl in my life.â€ť
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.Â Mendeecees denies an intimate relationship with the mother as well, and says she was “just a friend” he met in Harlem.Â 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.Â 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:
â€śI told her we need to either sell the house or you need to give me my down payment out,â€ť Harris said. â€śMy stuff was in boxes in the hallway for months.â€ť
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.Â The prosecuter, Demetra Maurice, pressed him on why she would do this:
â€śShe offered that service,â€ť Harris said, â€śbecause I had to get out of the relationship with [his oldest child Mendeecees Jr.'s] momâ€¦. She put the apartment in her name and she didnâ€™t have a key, didnâ€™t live there.â€ť
â€śShe put her credit on the line?â€ť Maurice asked him.
â€śYes, yes, she did that â€“ absolutely,â€ť he said. â€śAnything to impress me, she would do. She bought me a mink coat as a friend.â€ť
Um, ok.Â 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 â€śbecause I had credit problems,â€ť Harris testified.â€śShe told me if my name was on the loan it would cost more,â€ť he said. So they decided that heâ€™d pay the down payment, sheâ€™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 Clerkâ€™s Office and discovered his name wasnâ€™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 â€“ although he admitted exchanging texts, mostly about â€śwhen her mother and I were going to be home.â€ť
Oh the questions we have.Â 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.Â Where was the teen living before she “joined” her mother & Mendeecees?Â Does anyone believe that Mendeecees and the victim’s mother were “just friends” as she lived with and put her name on a house ANDÂ an apartment for that man?Â 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)?
Check out CliffViewPilot.com for more details and pics from inside the courtroom…