The teenager in the Mendeecees Harris sex trial insisted under cross-examination today that the “Love & Hip Hop” star forced her into sex for money when she was only 15, CLIFFVIEW PILOT reported exclusively.
“Mister,” the now-19-year-old woman said to defense attorney Brian Neary, “this incident occurred 4 years ago. I don’t remember when things were, but I remember what happened.”
In a surprising development, she also said she had no idea what Harris did for a living — and was shocked to discover not only that he was on “Love & Hip Hop” but that he was seeing co-star Yandy Smith while still living with his previous girlfriend in Lodi.
The alleged victim began testifying yesterday, telling jurors in Superior Court in Hackensack that Harris told her that she was “better than [her] mother” after coercing her into oral sex by revealing his knowledge of a dark secret from her past.
Harris faces seven counts of illegal sex with the girl, including giving her money as an inducement, an assistant prosecutor told the jury, outlining a “very skillful manipulation” of a young girl who “had had a bit of a rough upbringing.”
Some of the incidents allegedly occurred while the youngster was still 15 and others after her 16th birthday, when Harris was more than four years older – the standard in New Jersey for statutory rape.
If convicted of the charges, Harris would face up to 20 years in prison.
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