VH1 “Love & Hip Hop” star Mandeecees Harris was acquitted of sexually assaulting a teenager earlier today (February 8).
The Cliffview Pilot reports that jurors returned the verdict just after 4:00 PM, causing an outburst of cheers in court.
Mandeecees Harris was charged with having a sexual relationship with the daughter of his live-in girlfriend, in Lodi, New Jersey.
Prosecutors claimed that Harris received oral sex from the girl in September 2009 and April 2010.
Harris was arrested in 2010 and charged with aggravated sexual assault, criminal sexual assault and child endangerment.
Earlier this week, Harris took this stand to defend himself.
“I never had a relationship with her, she never extended herself,” Harris claimed. “She didn’t play basketball, she didn’t play PlayStation, didn’t want to go to the movies. She always walked around the house like she had an attitude. I never committed none of them asked to that girl in my life.”
Not all those were in agreement with the verdict.
The teenaged victim’s grandmother and aunt left the courtroom as the verdict was being read and promised that the “truth” would eventually come out.
Mandeecees Harris is not out his legal quandary just yet.
Harris is facing drug charges in Rochester New York, over claims that he trafficked $2.5 million worth of heroin and with cocaine between 2005 and 2012.
Mandeecees Harris, is the boyfriend of Yandy Smith, who also stars in “Love & Hip Hop” and used to manage rapper Jim Jones.
Harris also manages Vado and Webstar.