UPDATE: Ricky Martin addressed the state of affairs instantly in a video obtained by TMZ, calling his nephew’s affair claims “painful” and “devastating.”
“I really want to talk to make sure that me to start my therapeutic course of,” Martin began, explaining he’s been unable to speak out for two weeks on account of Puerto Rican laws. “Thank God these claims have been confirmed to be false, nevertheless I will let you realize the truth. It has been so painful, it has been devastating for me, for my family, for my buddies. I don’t need this on anybody.”
Martin continued, “To the person that was claiming this nonsense, I would like him the best and I would like that he finds the help so he can start a model new life full of love and reality and pleasure and he wouldn’t injury anybody else.”
The Grammy winner acknowledged he’ll “heal” by way of music and concluded by thanking followers “who on a regular basis believed in me.”
Ricky Martin’s nephew, who alleged he was stalked by the singer after ending their romantic relationship, withdrew his declare in courtroom docket on Thursday. A resolve then dropped the momentary restraining order issued earlier this month.
“Merely as we had anticipated, the momentary security order was not extended by the courtroom docket. The accuser confirmed to the courtroom docket that his dedication to dismiss the matter was his alone, with none outside have an effect on or pressure, and the accuser confirmed he was comfortable alongside together with his licensed illustration inside the matter” Martin’s attorneys, Joaquín Monserrate Matienzo, Carmelo Dávila and Harry Massanet Pastrana, inform Yahoo Leisure.
“The request obtained right here from the accuser asking to dismiss the case. This was in no way one thing better than a troubled explicit individual making false allegations with fully nothing to substantiate them,” they add. “We’re glad that our shopper seen justice executed and will now switch forward alongside together with his life and his occupation.”
Thursday’s listening to was held in Puerto Rico, which Martin and his nephew attended by means of Zoom. Earlier this month, Martin was served a restraining order citing house abuse.
“The security order entered in direction of me depends on totally false allegations, so I will reply by way of the judicial course of with the knowledge and the dignity that characterize me,” Martin wrote on July 3.
The accuser’s id was protected beneath the House Abuse Prevention and Intervention Act, nevertheless last week, the complainant was revealed to be the singer’s 21-year-old nephew.
Inside the earlier submitting, the nephew accused Martin of commonly calling him commonly and “hanging spherical his residence on a minimum of 3 occasions” after they lower up, per NBC Info. The nephew claimed the affair lasted seven months. He claimed to fret “for his safety.”
Thought-about one in every of Martin’s authorized professionals, powerhouse Martin Singer, beforehand denied the allegations, telling media retailers “the one who made this declare is battling deep psychological properly being challenges. Ricky Martin has, in reality, in no way been — and would in no way be — involved in any kind of sexual or romantic relationship alongside together with his nephew.”
This story was initially printed on July 21, 2022 at 10:58 am ET and has been updated to include Ricky Martin’s assertion.