The lawyer of Ricky Martin has responded to allegations made by the 21-year-old nephew of the singer.
A judge in Puerto Rico issued a domestic violence-related restraining order against the pop star and it has been reported that this was because of incest allegations.
According to the alleged victim, Ricky Martin exercised physical and psychological attacks on him over a period of seven months.
The punishment in Puerto Rico for incest is 50 yearsso this is the amount of time Ricky Martin could be sentenced to if found guilty of the claim.
However, his lawyer has shut down these allegations with a strong-worded statement.
Marty Singerwho is Ricky Martin‘s lawyer, was asked about this claim by the New York Post and he responded.
“Unfortunately, the person who made this claim is struggling with deep mental health challenges,” the statement started.
“Ricky Martin has, of course, never been – and would never be – involved in any kind of sexual or romantic relationship with his nephew.
“The idea is not only true, it is disgusting.
“We all hope that this man gets the help he so urgently needs.
“But, most of all, we look forward to this awful case of being dismissed as soon as a judge gets to look at the facts.”
More details about Ricky Martin’s restraining order
Local publication El Vocero has also reported on this case, stating that the restraining order was organized after Ricky Martin didn’t take a break-up well and “loitered” near the petitioner’s home at least three times.
El Vocero also reported that the restraining order prevents Ricky Martin from contacting the person who filed it.
The pop star has already denied some of the rumors about the restraining order on social media.
“The protection order entered against me is based on completely false allegations, so I will respond through the judicial process with the facts and the dignity that characterize me,” he said on Twitter.
“Because it is an ongoing legal matter, I cannot make detailed statements at this time.
“I am grateful for the countless messages of solidarity, and I receive them with all my heart.”
Now, his lawyer has also responded to the claims of incest and shut them down.
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