Ricky Martin has been accused of exercising physical and psychological attacks on his nephew, Dennis Yadiel Sanchez, during as well as after their seven-month-long relationship. The singer could face up to 50 years in prison if proven guilty. However, Ricky Martin released a public statement in which he claims that the accusations are completely false and he will defend himself in court.
— Ricky Martin (@ricky_martin) July 4, 2022
Ricky Martin’s lawyers will defend the artist in the court
One of Ricky Martin’s representatives said,
“The allegations against Ricky Martin that lead to a protection order are completely false and fabricated. We are very confident that when the true facts come out in this matter our client Ricky Martin will be fully vindicated.”
When he was accused of domestic violence earlier this month, the identity of the victim was protected by Law 54 but Eric Martin, the singer’s brother, revealed that it was Dennis Yadiel Sanchez, his nephew.
The singer could face up to 50 years in prison because of strict Puerto Rico laws when it comes to incest. A spokesman stated that the singer’s relationship with his 21-year-old nephew ended a few months ago, and then the singer resorted to violence because “he could not accept the separation” and therefore began to repeatedly call him and persecute him.
Ricky Martin was recently sued by his ex-manager
Last month, the singer was sued by his ex-manager, Rebecca Drucker, for more than $3 million in unpaid commissions. The 15-page complaint stated that “Rebecca Drucker helped Ricky Martin through recording contracts, touring and sponsorship deals, and other professional endeavors,” adding, “With Rebecca Drucker at his side, Martin made millions of dollars and therefore owes Rebecca Drucker substantial commissions.”