Throughout a digital court docket listening to on Thursday, Ricky Martin‘s nephew withdrew the case during which he had previously accused the pop singer of stalking and harassing him.
Martin’s nephew filed for a short lived restraining order in Puerto Rico in June, claiming on the time he “fears for his security” after he and Martin, 50, allegedly engaged in an incestuous sexual and romantic relationship that lasted seven months.
Telemundo, an NBC-owned American Spanish-language tv community, obtained the authorized paperwork and initially reported the story.
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In keeping with the safety order filed by Martin’s nephew (and obtained by NBC), the accuser and his uncle “separated 2 months in the past however the respondent doesn’t settle for the separation.”
He alleged that Martin “calls him regularly,” and had been seen “hanging round his residence on a minimum of 3 events.”
The nephew “voluntarily desisted” from shifting ahead with the case on Thursday, and instructed the choose he now not wanted the restraining order. The momentary restraining order had been set to run out the identical day.
Each Martin and his nephew attended the digital listening to, although the choose didn’t enable the general public or press any entry, citing Puerto Rico’s Act 54, which protects the id of people making home violence allegations.
On Wednesday, a spokesperson for Martin instructed NBC that the pop star would immediately tackle the Puerto Rican choose and deny all allegations introduced ahead by his nephew.
One in every of Martin’s legal professionals, Marty Singer, offered an announcement, claiming “the one that made this declare is battling deep psychological well being challenges.”
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“Ricky Martin has, in fact, by no means been — and would by no means be — concerned in any sort of sexual or romantic relationship together with his nephew,” Singer instructed NBC.
In a Fb livestream from early July, Eric Martin, the singer’s half-brother, additionally claimed the accuser suffered from “psychological well being issues.”
Puerto Rican police launched an announcement Wednesday afternoon claiming that an individual — who was later revealed to be Martin’s nephew — filed a grievance alleging they obtained two “intimidating telephone calls” the evening prior.
The primary name reportedly got here from a quantity with a Canadian space code. The police assertion mentioned Martin’s nephew answered the decision and spoke to a person who was “threatening him with loss of life if he spoke on the listening to.”
Authorities additionally declare Martin’s nephew obtained a second threatening name from a New York space code. The caller knew the road the place he lives, the police report acknowledged.
NBC reported each telephone numbers had been disconnected by Wednesday night. Following Thursday’s listening to, Martin’s authorized crew launched an announcement.
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“Simply as we had anticipated, the momentary safety order was not prolonged by the Court docket,” the assertion learn. “The accuser confirmed to the court docket that his determination to dismiss the matter was his alone, with none outdoors affect or strain, and the accuser confirmed he was glad together with his authorized illustration within the matter.”
“This was by no means something greater than a troubled particular person making false allegations with completely nothing to substantiate them,” the legal professionals added. “We’re glad that our consumer noticed justice carried out and might now transfer ahead together with his life and his profession.”
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