via Yandy Smith Instagram
By Sowmya Krishnamurthy
Proceedings are underway in the trial of "Love & Hip Hop" star Mendeecees Harris. According to reports from Cliff View Pilot, prosecutors allege that Mendeecees (who has a child with cast member Yandy Smith) forced a teenage girl into sex for money when she was 15 years old.
The now-19-year-old alleged victim claims that Harris forced her into having sex, while he was dating her mother. The girl also claims she had no knowledge of Mendeecee's relationship or life with Yandy until watching the show.
“Mendeecees made me feel comfortable. He would give me advice. He’d say ‘It’ll be okay between you and your mom,’” the woman reportedly said and claims Harris forced her into having oral sex with him. Mendeecees' attorney says that his client never asked the girl for sexual favors and never offered her money. The attorney added that the accuser was troubled and “had her own problems.
If convicted, the reality show star could get up to 20 years in prison.
Additionally, it looks like Mendeecees may be facing drug charges for selling heroin per reports. Authorities claim that he and two others trafficked $2.5 million worth of drugs from 2005 to 2012.