We already told you about the horrific details from the young woman who testified Mendeecees told her she performed better sex acts than her mom but neglected to mention that Yandy has been in the courtroom to support her baby daddy at his trial.
According to Cliffview Pilot reports, Yandy was definitely there for the beginning of the trial on Tuesday:
“We call it taking candy from a baby,” Assistant Bergen County Prosecutor Demetra Maurice said.
“An adult like Mendeecee Harris can easily manipulate a child into doing things like performing “sloppy top” – with words, with actions and later, with money,” Maurice said, as Harris, his girlfriend — fellow “Love & Hip Hop” celebrity Yandy Smith — and other family members and friends looked on.
(A entourage escorted her into the courtroom and moved with her during breaks — with some holding coats over her face to block photographers. One member of the group even followed a CLIFFVIEW PILOT reporter/photographer upstairs and around a corner when she sat down to write.)
The publication did not make any mention of her presence in their coverage of closing arguments however:
Harris’ defense attorney Bryan Neary took issue with the key witness not being able to remember dates of specific incidents, citing what he called “contradiction upon contradiction” and “inconsistencies.”
Their Lodi home didn’t have locks, he said, and the woman’s brothers were around, running in and out of the house — making the sexual encounters she described implausible.
Neary also took issue with Assistant Bergen County Prosecutor Demetra Maurice’s attempt to untangle Harris’ relationships with three different women.
“How dare the prosecutor suggest that because he had a different lifestyle – that because he had different girlfriends – sometimes at the same time?” Neary asked. “And that he’s a reality TV star who gets $4,000 an episode… How dare she?”
“Not one question contradicted his belief, his strong feeling, and the truth that he had nothing to do with this girl, nothing to do with these sexual allegations,” Neary said. “He broke down and said, ‘I didn’t do this,’ on the verge of tears.”
Maurice, by contrast, instructed jurors that, as a minor, “the victim has no duty under the law to pull away, to resist, to absent herself from the situation.”
“She doesn’t know that because she’s a child and she’s ashamed,” Maurice said.
“This is a child, a child who felt shame and guilt,” she told jurors. “The man she trusted stood in front of her pleasuring himself, “splurged” on her breasts.
“This child closed her eyes and pretended she was somewhere else.”
During the trial, when asked if the girls’ testimony was true, Mendeecees told his defense attorney “No. No way. No, no,” from the stand.
If you were Yandy, do you think you would be able to sit in the courtroom and hear all that and still believe your baby daddy was innocent???
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