A Puerto Rican decide accredited the restraining towards Martin on July 2nd, however the id of the accuser had been unknown till now. In response to Spanish newspaper Marca (by way of Individuals), Martin’s brother, Eric, recognized the artist’s nephew, Dennis Yadiel Sanchez, as his accuser.
In response to the restraining order, which was filed underneath Puerto Rico’s home violence regulation, Martin and Sanchez had been in a seven-month relationship. Martin allegedly refused to just accept their breakup and was discovered loitering outdoors of Sanchez’s house on three totally different events. Sanchez additionally accused Martin of bodily and psychological abuse.
A courtroom listening to is scheduled for July twenty first. Till then, Martin is prohibited from contacting his accuser.
Martin and his representatives have denied the claims. “Sadly, the one that made this declare is scuffling with deep psychological well being challenges,” a consultant for the singer stated. “Ricky Martin has, in fact, by no means been – and would by no means be – concerned in any sort of sexual or romantic relationship along with his nephew.”
“The thought shouldn’t be solely unfaithful, it’s disgusting. All of us hope that this man will get the assistance he so urgently wants. However, most of all, we look ahead to this terrible case being dismissed as quickly as a decide will get to take a look at the information.”
In an earlier assertion, Martin’s consultant stated that “the allegations towards Ricky Martin that led to a safety order are fully false and fabricated. We’re very assured that when the true information come out on this matter our consumer Ricky Martin might be totally vindicated.”
In his personal assertion posted to Instagram on July 4th, Martin stated the “safety order entered towards me is predicated on fully false allegations, so I’ll reply by means of the judicial course of with the information and the dignity that characterize me.”
“As a result of it’s an ongoing authorized matter,” Martin added, “I can not make detailed statements at the moment. I’m grateful for the numerous messages of solidarity, and I obtain them with all my coronary heart.”
Editor’s Notice: This text has been edited to incorporate the newest assertion from Martin’s consultant.