Ooohhh lawd! The ish has hit the fan! VH1’s hit reality show “Love & Hip Hop New York” and it’s producers will surely exploit this drama! Cast member Yandy Smith’s baby’s daddy Mandeecees Harris, 34, was arrested and charged with aggravated sexual assault and other indecencies with a 15-year-old minor. It is rumored that the young lady was the daughter of one of his other baby mamas. WOW. Is producer Mona Scott so hungry for ratings that she is willing to exploit the pain of a minor on national TV? This is why I cannot stomach a lot of reality TV shows. Most of the scenes are staged and antagonized for ratings. People are willing to exploit their lives and the lives of their families for a buck and D-list fame. If there is even the slightest chance these allegations are true, why in the hell are they giving this man a check?! I’m out on that note. Here is what The Record is reporting:
Jury selection began Wednesday in Hackensack for the trial of a hip-hop reality TV star accused of molesting an underage girl in Lodi two years ago.
Bergen County prosecutors allege that Harris asked for and received oral sex from the girl and fondled her on various occasions between September 2009 and April 2010. He was arrested later that year and charged with aggravated sexual assault, criminal sexual contact and child endangerment. If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison.
Harris remains free without bail. He was not present in state Superior Court in Hackensack during jury selection Wednesday. Court officials expect to have a full panel of jurors by Thursday, and attorneys are scheduled to make opening remarks on Jan. 29.
“Love and Hip Hop” debuted in 2011, with the third season premiering this week. The show’s website on VH1 describes Harris as “a well-known name throughout New York City.” “Through the years he has been concentrating on his real estate endeavors, but now is focused on building an empire in the music industry,” reads his biography.
Harris owns Beat Factory studio in The Bronx and manages several New York City-based rappers, according to the biography.