This article contains allegations of domestic violence and incest.
Ricky Martin’s nephew Dennis Yadiel Sanchez accused Martin of domestic violence in July after he claimed he and his uncle were involved in a romantic relationship that was headed south, per TMZ. Sanchez was then granted a restraining order against Martin, although the singer and his team firmly denied the allegations. After Sanchez appeared in court, he dropped the charges and the restraining order was not renewed, according to NBC News.
In an official statement released on social media after the charges were dropped, Martin’s lawyers said, “This was never more than a troubled individual who has provided absolutely nothing to support false allegations.” The statement continued : “We are glad that justice has been done for our client and that he can now move forward in his life and career.”
Martin made it clear that he was focused on healing after the upsetting experience. According to USA Today, the domestic dispute has now been dropped because Sanchez voluntarily dropped the allegations. Shortly after the case was dismissed, Martin appeared to be continuing his career as usual, even appearing at the Hollywood Bowl. While things finally seemed to settle down, the “Livin’ La Vida Loca” singer hasn’t appeared to be leaving drama in the past.
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Ricky Martin doesn’t leave his nephew’s lies in the past
Last month, Ricky Martin’s nephew Dennis Yadiel Sanchez dropped the domestic violence and incest allegations against the singer. However, it appears that Martin is now taking his past legal battle into his own hands. According to TMZ, Martin is now suing his nephew for $20 million. The lawsuit was filed in San Juan, Puerto Rico, as he alleged his nephew tried to “assassinate his reputation and integrity.” He claims he has lost several multi-million dollar deals as a result of the false allegations made by Sanchez and wants to be compensated for the money he lost before the case was closed. Martin went on to explain that he was “being stalked, besieged, harassed, stalked and blackmailed by a nonconformist.” According to Page Six, Martin and his family reportedly no longer feel safe in Puerto Rico because of Sanchez’s behavior and lies. His nephew is said to have posted Martin’s cell phone number on the internet and even set up a fake Instagram account for one of his children.
Martin is also in the middle of another legal battle. He is currently facing a $3 million lawsuit from his former manager, Rebecca Drucker, according to the New York Post. Drucker is suing Martin for “unpaid commissions” he allegedly owes her under their management agreement, but refuses to pay. She claims that the singer also threatened her before their partnership ended. It’s clear that Martin is currently focused on more than just music.