“Love & Hip Hop” power couple Yandy Smith and Mendeecees Harris have witnessed their lives spin out of control over the past few weeks, as Harris has faced charges of both sexual abuse against a 15-year-old girl and drug trafficking, as well as a possible firing from the show. But now that Harris has been acquitted of the sexual abuse charges, Smith is speaking out about her thoughts on the case in an open letter to fans.
In the letter, which Smith posted to her website, EverythingGirlsLove.com, Smith admits that she was not sure of Harris’ guilt or innocence in the case, but she hoped he had not abused the young girl.
“The past few weeks have been some of the hardest days, hours, and minutes of my life. I found myself torn between a man that I know and love, and an accusation that makes me sick to my stomach. I hoped and prayed that someone I loved so dearly could not be guilty of such a disgusting and shameful act … I hoped, but I did NOT assume,” she wrote.
And though Smith is happy that Harris was acquitted of all charges after a weeklong trial, she explains that she also feels sympathy for his young accuser.
“In the end, the truth is Mendeecees Harris may be many things, but he is NOT guilty of the heinous accusations made against him. I won’t get into much detail because at the other side of this is a young woman that regardless of the outcome, remains broken. I pray that she is able to move past this and realize her full potential and I pray that the world is able to accept that in this case justice was served,” wrote Smith.
“… To those of you who have supported me, prayed for me, and did not pass judgement, I want to say THANK YOU. Your prayers and support have helped me through a very difficult time,” Smith added.
Harris may not be out of the water yet, as his drug trafficking charge is still pending, but it seems like Smith will stick by his side through thick and thin. And she’s not the only one. Check out some other wives and girlfriends who stood by their man’s side during tough times. –nicholas robinson