Ricky Martin Breaks Silence After ‘Devastating’ Abuse Claims Made By Nephew Are Dropped

Ricky Martin has vowed to “begin the therapeutic course of” now that home abuse and incest allegations introduced in opposition to him by his nephew have been dropped.

The Latin pop icon launched a brief video this week wherein he expressed aid {that a} Puerto Rico courtroom closed the case Thursday.

“For 2 weeks, I used to be not allowed to defend myself as a result of I used to be following process the place the legislation obligated me to not speak till I used to be in entrance of a decide,” Martin mentioned within the clip, which appeared on Leisure Tonight, TMZ, and different shops. “Thank God these claims had been confirmed to be false.”

The 2-time Grammy winner notably did not title his accuser within the video, however mentioned the allegations had been “painful” and “devastating” to him and his household.

“I do not want this upon anyone,” Martin mentioned. “To the person who was claiming this nonsense, I want you the very best. And I want he finds the assistance so he can begin a brand new life full of love and fact and pleasure and he does not damage anyone else.”

Watch the video beneath.

Martin’s video adopted a extra formal assertion issued by his authorized group in each English and Spanish that additionally praised the courtroom’s determination.

“This was by no means something greater than a troubled particular person making false allegations with completely nothing to substantiate them,” the assertion learn. “We’re glad that our consumer noticed justice carried out and may now transfer ahead together with his life and his profession.”

Martin’s husband, Jwan Yosef, acknowledged his partner’s authorized victory by posting a selfie of the couple, who’ve been married since 2017, on Instagram.

“Fact prevails,” he wrote within the caption.

The case made headlines earlier this month after a report that Martin had been hit with a brief restraining order in Puerto Rico. The order stemmed from a home violence grievance filed by a person who alleged he and Martin had been in an intimate relationship that lasted seven months.

In line with the allegations, Martin did not settle for the breakup and loitered exterior the person’s house a minimum of 3 times. Although the accuser wasn’t recognized in preliminary stories, it was later revealed to be the singer’s 21-year-old nephew, Dennis Yadiel Sanchez.

The case was dismissed on the request of Sanchez, Martin’s attorneys informed CNN. “The accuser confirmed to the courtroom that his determination to dismiss the matter was his alone, with none exterior affect or stress,” the authorized group informed the information outlet.

Ricky Martin (left) and Jwan Yosef had been married in 2017. (Picture: Taylor Hill by way of Getty Photographs)

Ricky Martin (left) and Jwan Yosef had been married in 2017. (Picture: Taylor Hill by way of Getty Photographs)

Marty Singer, Martin’s lawyer, vehemently denied the claims final week.

“Sadly, the one who made this declare is fighting deep psychological well being challenges,” he informed Deadline. “Ricky Martin has, after all, by no means been — and would by no means be — concerned in any form of sexual or romantic relationship together with his nephew.”

“The thought is just not solely unfaithful, additionally it is disgusting,” Singer added.

Martin can also be being sued by his former expertise supervisor, Rebecca Drucker, who claims he owes her greater than $3 million in unpaid commissions.

Professionally, the “Livin’ la Vida Loca” singer’s profession stays in excessive gear. This weekend, he’ll return to the stage for 2 performances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic on the Hollywood Bowl. He is additionally slated to look within the forthcoming AppleTV+ comedy collection “Mrs. American Pie,” which stars Laura Dern and Kristen Wiig.

This text initially appeared on HuffPost and has been up to date.

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