The claims of abuse and incest stem from an alleged seven-month affair between the “Livin’ la Vida Loca” singer and his 21-year-old nephew, Deadline reported.
“Ricky Martin has, after all, by no means been — and would by no means be ― concerned in any sort of sexual or romantic relationship along with his nephew,” his lawyer, Marty Singer, advised Deadline.
Singer mentioned the accuser is “scuffling with deep psychological well being challenges.”
“The thought is just not 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 sit up for this terrible case being dismissed as quickly as a decide will get to take a look at the details.”
Martin is scheduled for a July 21 listening to relating to the allegations in Puerto Rico. If discovered responsible of home abuse of a relative, he may resist 50 years in jail.
The allegations declare the artist didn’t settle for the breakup and loitered by the nephew’s home at the least 3 times.
Martin’s representatives advised Folks final month that home abuse allegations had been “utterly false and fabricated.” At the moment, the id of the accuser was not revealed.
The artist’s authorized troubles observe a lawsuit in search of greater than $3 million ― filed final month by his former expertise supervisor Rebecca Drucker ― for what she claims are unpaid commissions.
Drucker, who mentioned Martin “continuously mistreated, manipulated and lied” to her, says she protected him from a “devastating” scandal, nonpayment of taxes and substance abuse, based on Insider.