When you decide to put your life in front of the camera, all sorts of dirty laundry starts to come out.
Love & Hip Hop New York’s Mandeecees Harris, 34, has been charged with performing various sexual acts with a 15-year-old girl and molesting her at his former home. If his name doesn’t ring a bell, Harris has a son with another cast member, Yandy Smith. The couple is also engaged. In the premiere episode, we were given a glimpse into their lives as they prepared for the arrival of their son.
Prosecutors say that Harris asked for and received oral sex from the girl and fondled her several times between September 2009 and April 2010. He was arrested in 2010 with charges for child endangerment, criminal sexual contact and aggravated sexual assault. He is currently free without bail and the selection of trial jury members began this week.
Rumors are circulating that the victim was the daughter of another woman that Mandeecees has a son by.
Get this though – Yandy and Mandeecees have been together off and on for about six years so at some point she had to know what was going on. If it were me, I wouldn’t want to be in a relationship with him much less have a child by him. But I guess he’s innocent until proven guilty.
We’ll be keeping you posted on how this all plays out. Opening statements are scheduled to be made on January 29.