Ricky Martin never had “any kind of sexual or romantic relationship with his nephew,” a lawyer for the singer said Friday as his client faces allegations of domestic abuse from the younger family member in Puerto Rico. Ricky has vehmently Denied Having ‘Sexual or Romantic Relationship’ amidst the reports doing rounds.
“Unfortunately, the person who made this claim is struggling with deep mental health challenges,” according to Martin’s lawyer Marty Singer “Ricky Martin has, of course, never been — and would never be– involved in any kind of sexual or romantic relationship with his nephew,” the Hollywood heavyweight litigator added. “The idea is not only untrue, it is disgusting.”
“We all hope that this man gets the help he so urgently needs,” Singer said. “But, most of all, we look forward to this awful case being dismissed as soon as a judge gets to look at the facts.”
Ricky Martin Receives Restraining Order
After news dropped that Ricky Martin had received a restraining order from an unnamed person in Puerto Rico earlier this month, the singer responded on Twitter on July 4, claiming that the order was based on “completely false” allegations and stating that he would “respond through the judicial process.” The identity of the accuser was later revealed to be Dennis Yadiel Sanchez.
Martin’s brother, Eric Martin went live on Facebook on July 3 and revealed in Spanish that the accuser was his and Ricky’s nephew, son of their sister Vanessa Martin. Per AP News, Sanchez’s protective order alleges that he was in a relationship with his uncle for seven months. When Sanchez attempted to end the relationship, Martin reportedly “did not take it well” and loitered outside of his nephew’s home. Allegedly fearing for his safety, Sanchez issued a restraining order.
These latest claims from the unincorporated U.S. territory and the lawyer’s response come as Martin, a Grammy winner and star of The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, faces an explosive $3 million lawsuit from his on-again/off-again manager Rebecca Drucker over unpaid commissions. Dangling a sword of Damocles over Martin to likely expedite matters, Drucker and her Venable LLP team additionally allege that the plaintiff saved the supposedly substance-abusing “Livin’ la Vida Loca” singer from a “potentially career-ending allegation in September 2020.”
Since Drucker filed her complaint in Los Angeles Superior Court on June 29, Martin and his Lavely & Singer attorneys have been mostly silent on that matter.
Apple TV+ has also been radio silent about Martin’s presence in its upcoming comedy series Mrs American Pie where he stars alongside the likes of Carol Burnett, Kristen Wiig, Josh Lucas, Allison Janney and Leslie Bibb. However, Martin was reportedly actually filming on the Abe Sylvia-penned and Tate Taylor-helmed series today in LA.