Ricky Martin denies a family member’s shocking claims that he had an incestuous relationship with his nephew for seven months.
The “Livin’ La Vida Loca” singer’s attorney, Marty Singer, said in a statement Friday that Martin had never had “any kind of sexual or romantic relationship with his nephew.”
The statement continued: “Unfortunately, the person who made this claim is struggling with profound mental health issues. Of course, Ricky Martin has never been – and never would be – involved in a sexual or romantic relationship with his nephew. The idea is not only wrong, it is disgusting.
“We all hope this man gets the help he so urgently needs. But, above all, we look forward to seeing this terrible case thrown out as soon as a judge can examine the facts.
A domestic violence-related restraining order was filed against Martin, 50, in Puerto Rico earlier this month, but the name of the alleged victim has not been made public.
The musician’s brother, Eric, however, reportedly told Spanish publication Marca on Friday that Dennis Yadiel Sanchez – Martin’s 21-year-old nephew – was the alleged victim.
Martin’s brother also allegedly claimed the Grammy winner “exerted physical and psychological attacks” on Sanchez, who he had been in a relationship with for seven months.
Martin has previously denied the domestic violence allegations, calling them “completely false and fabricated”.
“Because this is an ongoing legal matter, I cannot make detailed statements at this time,” he said. written in a statement July 3. “I am grateful for the countless messages of solidarity, and I receive them with all my heart.”
A hearing related to the domestic violence charges has been set for July 21 in Puerto Rico. Under Puerto Rican law, Martin could face up to 50 years in prison on “incest charges” if the allegations prove true.
Martin is currently facing another lawsuit filed by his recurring manager, Rebecca Drucker, for allegedly unpaid commissions in the amount of $3 million.
Drucker claimed in the lawsuit, which was filed in Los Angeles Central District Court on June 29, that she helped shield her former client from a “potentially career-ending allegation” in September 2020, but did not give further details about the incident.
Page Six has reached out to Martin’s brother for comment.