NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Updated: Wednesday, March 16, 2016, 2:27 PM
Ashanti is seen entering the courtroom at Manhattan Supreme Court on Wednesday before testifying at the retrial of her longtime stalker David Hurd.
Please, please stop.
That was Grammy winner Ashanti’s message for Devar Hurd as he tortured her during cross-examination for the third time Wednesday while acting as his own attorney.
Hurd, 37, challenged Ashanti Douglas, 35, to explain why he’s facing a felony stalking charge for repeatedly tweeting raunchy messages to her in 2013.
She made it clear — in her third stint on the witness stand — that there was nothing left to say.
“You continuously tweeted over and over again disgusting, derogatory, disrespectful things to me after you had already gone to jail for doing the same thing,” the sullen-looking singer testified.
Then, she begged for mercy.
“I wish you to stop,” she said. “I just wish you to stop.”
Hurd, a delusional creep who claims he had a romantic fling with the star, fired back a promise.
“Ya’ll twisted and two-faced,” he barked. “This will never happen again, believe that!”
His first trial in the current case resulted in a mistrial in December 2014 because a juror grew ill during deliberations.
In October, when Hurd was tried again, he was convicted on several counts but the jury could not reach a verdict on the top count, stalking in the second degree.
He was convicted in 2009 of stalking and harassing the family by sending sexually-explicit and disturbing texts to her mother and manager Tina Douglas, including photos of his genitals which he claimed were gifts “for the ladies.”
Tina Douglas was in court for the fourth time since his original case to testify against him.
“I’m here because I have to let everyone know how I feel about how you stalked my daughter,” she said Wednesday.
During her testimony, Ashanti begged Hurd to stop with the harassment.
Her younger daughter, Kenashia Douglas, also made a cameo.
The sibling said she was terrified to learn that the man she took a photo with at an event she promoted was actually her sister’s stalker.
She didn’t know what Hurd looked like at the time because her family shielded her from the events that led to his first arrest, she said.
Kenashia Douglas was not on the lookout for his mug at the various events he appeared at in spite of orders of protection, including a book club she was involved in and a basketball tournament she organized.
“I assumed we would never have to deal with it again,” she said
Hurd faces up to four years behind bars. He has been in jail since his arrest in 2013.