Meticulous and detailed questioning by defense attorney Brian Neary this morning didn’t shake a woman in the Mendeecee Harris sex trial from her steadfast insistence that the “Love & Hip Hop” star forced her into sex for money when she was only 15.
“Mister,” she said to Neary, “this incident occurred 4 years ago. I don’t remember when things were, but I remember what happened.”
In a surprising development, the now-19-year-old woman also said she had no idea what Harris did for a living — and was shocked to discover not only that he was on “Love & Hip Hop” but that he was seeing co-star Yandy Smith while still living with his previous girlfriend in Lodi.
“You knew he was in the entertainment business?” Neary asked. “You knew he managed DJ Webstore?”
“No sir,” she answered. “I didn’t know he managed DJ Webstore.“
“You know now,” the defense attorney said.
The defense is apparently trying to suggest that the accuser is seeking fame and money. He goes on to ask her if she knew he was in a relationship with Yandy. She says, she didn’t know until she saw it on television.
After two hours of testimony, there was a point were the accuser got emotional and the judge intervened saying that the defense attorney had exhausted his line of questioning.
Defense attorney Neary had been challenging her decisions not to move back to North Carolina, after moving to Lodi. He also wanted to know why she never told her grandmother who is a minister.
“I didn’t want anyone to know. I didn’t want it out in the open, like now. Do you have any children. Do you think if someone told your mother the kind of things my mother learned — knowing that guilt she has everyday? I do, because I feel it,”
The trial then broke for lunch. Here is day 3