Jurors Find Mendeecees Harris Not GUILTY In Teen-Sex Trial

Posted on Feb 8 2013 - 3:34pm by Tracy

Jurors in Hackensack this afternoon acquitted VH1 “Love & Hip Hop” star Mendeecees Harris of sexually assaulting a teenager by coercing her with money and other manipulation in his Lodi home when she was 15.

Fellow “Love & Hip Hop” star Yandy Smith was among those in the courtroom who leapt to their feet and stomped, clapped, shouted and sobbed, raising arms skyward, as the verdicts to the eight individual charges were read just before 4 p.m.

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“I love you!” one of them shouted to the jurors, who returned the verdicts after a few hours of deliberations.

Sheriff’s officers then asked them to return to order.

When they wouldn’t, Presiding Superior Court Judge Liliana DeAvila-Silebbi ordered them to leave.

“The reality of celebrity life is, unfortunately, you sometimes walk around with a target on your back,” defense attorney Emil Lisboa told CLIFFVIEW PILOT. “You don’t know if your friends are your friends or are just trying to get something out of you.”

Assistant Bergen County Prosecutor Demetra Maurice, in turn, said: “I respect the jury’s decision and the time and attention they gave this case.” READ MORE….


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  1. DJ Doleak February 9, 2013 at 4:20 am -

    good for him. S.R.

  2. king frost February 9, 2013 at 3:11 am -

    glad it workd out 4 um #Chilly
    HHN24-7

  3. DJ Eternity February 8, 2013 at 9:01 pm -

    Nah chicks lie all the time, if y’all remember big sean was accused of rape a while back too, but no one said anything about that, its prob because the chick was lying there too

  4. Futuristic Blogger February 8, 2013 at 6:02 pm -

    thanks for update — BLACK HOLLYWOOD COUPLES

  5. Crunkatlanta February 8, 2013 at 5:16 pm -

    jury was bought… VH1 got deep pockets

  6. Ritch Blackman February 8, 2013 at 4:41 pm -

    Nah…he guilty ….!!! I thought he had another vic out there….somewhere…UnsungHipHop.Com