Ricky Martin addresses allegations of abuse of his nephew after dismissal of the case
Ricky Martin has addressed allegations of “malicious” abuse of his nephew, After the lawsuit was filed against him on Thursday, (21 July).
Earlier this month, “Livin’ la Vida Loca” The singer received a restraining order by his 21-year-old nephewafter filing a harassment lawsuit and a case against Martin.
Martin was tough She denied “completely false” and “disgusting” accusations.
In a joint statement issued on Thursday, Martin’s lawyers said the case against their client He was dismissed by the accused And that “his decision to refuse the matter was his alone.”
“This was nothing more than a disturbed individual making false allegations with absolutely nothing to back them up,” the lawyers said yesterday.
Now, in a video he got TMZMartin spoke out against the allegations, telling fans “I couldn’t defend myself because there was a legal procedure I had to follow” for the case to be taken to court but “today was the day” he was speaking.
Martin, 50, said: “It’s been nearly four decades since I’ve been working as an artist, under the public eye, and I’ve never had to deal with something so painful as I’ve lived over the past few weeks.
Describing himself as a “victim of lying”, he continued: “Unfortunately, the attack came from a family member … I just wish him the best, that he finds the light. Lying can cause a lot of damage. It hurt me, my husband, my children, my parents and my family.”
Adding that it was “very painful,” Martin asserted that “I will find the peace, the silence necessary to see the light again at the end of the tunnel, as I have always been able to” at the end of the roughly two-minute-long video. “
News of the restraining order against Martin surfaced in early July, but the order was filed anonymously at the time.
According to US reports, the order stated that Martin and his nephew had been in a relationship for seven months and separated two months ago, but Martin allegedly did not accept the split and was seen hanging out near the petitioner’s house on numerous occasions.
Martin’s attorney, Martin’s attorney, previously released a statement on July 15, denying that the singer was “engaged in any kind of sexual or romantic relationship with his nephew,” calling the notion not only untrue, but “disgusting.”
“We all hope this man gets the help he desperately needs,” Singer said.
The Latin singer’s brother also asserts that Martin’s nephew is “struggling with profound mental health challenges”.