Love & Hip Hop New York Cast Members Booted From Show Amid Underage Assault Allegations?
If you watched the second episode of Love & Hip Hop New York, then you may have noticed that cast member Mendeecees Harris and his girl, Yandy Smith, were missing in action.
Harris is on trial for receiving oral pleasure from a then 15-year-old girl, in 2009 and 2010. The 35-year-old father is also accused of fondling the youngster, and faces up to 20 years in prison.
Producers of LHHNY are said to be scrambling to edit footage from the current season, removing both Harris and Smith. Their storyline had been teased on VH1 and was based around the birth of their now 6-month-old son, and Smith’s desire to get married to Harris.
The couple has yet to release a statement on the allegations and have pretty much gone silent on social media since news of the inappropriate encounter with the underage girl was unearthed, last week.
Harris owns the Beat Factory studio in the Bronx and recently joined the reality show, which added a bunch of new members to its cast including Joe Budden, whose relationship and drug abuse struggles have been chronicled on the show.