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'Love & Hip Hop' Star

Cleared of

Child Sex Charges

2/8/2013 2:10 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

"Love and Hip Hop" star Mendeecees Harris -- who appeared on the show with his fiancee Yandy Smith -- has been cleared of multiple child sex charges ... that would have put him in prison for decades.

Harris was charged with sexual assault, child endangerment and promoting prostitution -- after being accused of forcing a 15-year-old girl to watch porn with him, expose herself to him, and perform oral sex on him back in 2009.

But today, Harris was acquitted on all charges in a New Jersey courtroom.

Harris' attorney released a statement after the decision, saying, "My client and his family are jubilant that these charges are now behind him ... This is real drama, not TV.”

But Harris isn't out of the woods yet -- he's currently awaiting another trial in New York, where he's charged with conspiracy to distribute 5 kilos of cocaine. He faces upwards of 5 years in prison if convicted.


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Disgraceful. Another low life allowed to roam the streets.

630 days ago


SMDH!!! It is 2013 and people still don't think that a women would lie about being raped/exploited!! I am a women working in the social services field and I see it everyday. I don't know it this girl was lying about her story but women/girls sure do lie and when moneys involved they lie even more!!

630 days ago


Really TMZ....5 years for 5 kilos.."What's the saying after your show....... "I'm a Lawyer"....cleary not!!!!

630 days ago


this ***** is a nobody living off a wanna be somebody. this show is good for laughs, but little else

627 days ago


It is so obvious this girl is out for money. Conveniently she accuses him of " molesting" her after she sees him on tv. Come on!!! Does everyone really believe he did this? Why didn't she say something 4 years ago? Why wait until he is on television? She claims she had secrets she didn't want put out there but yet she waits to do this when he is on television? She admitted she did not have a good relationship with her mother. They probably conspired to attempt to ruin his name and life as a bonding effort. I am a woman and even I know low life trash like that will go to any extent for attention out of jealousy. It is so sad and I feel for Mendeecees, Yandy and most of all their children who have to deal with this bc even though though the charges were dropped, this is something that will follow him forever. Some of you need to look at the facts and realize this girl had motive and financial gain. Damn even the DA stated she had a hard upbringing. Doesn't take a rocket scientist. Don't make a comment unless you read up on the facts. All you see is he has been brought up on charges and don't take the time to read the court do***ents and depositions. Do that and you probably will change your mind. I hate it when people assume.

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