December 4, 2022

Singer Ricky Martin has filed a $20 million lawsuit towards his nephew, claiming that he misplaced a number of million-dollar offers because of what he calls false sexual attack allegations. 

The 50-year-old Martin, whose actual title is Enrique Martin Morales, filed a lawsuit Wednesday in San Juan, Puerto Rico, towards his nephew Dennis Yadiel Sanchez, by which he claims that Sanchez has endured to “harass” the celebrity in an try to become profitable. 

“The provide case is about a world-famous artist, who is being persecuted, besieged, burdened, stalked and extorted through a maladjusted individual, whose hobby is to download an financial get advantages or, in the selection, will proceed his eagerness to assassinate the recognition and integrity of the artist,” the go well with claims. “The state of affairs has endured regardless of the Defendant voluntarily retreating from an motion he had commenced towards Plaintiff according to falsehoods, right through which he admitted underneath oath that he had by no means been sexually assaulted through Plaintiff.”

In July, a pass judgement on issued a restraining order towards Martin underneath Puerto Rico’s home violence legislation. Alternatively, police didn’t supply additional main points, together with who asked the order.

When the restraining order was once issued, the Puerto Rico newspaper El Vocero stated the order mentioned that Martin and the petitioner had dated for seven months, in keeping with the Related Press. The record quoted the order as pronouncing that they broke up two months previous, however that the petitioner claimed Martin didn’t settle for the separation, and have been noticed loitering close to the petitioner’s space a minimum of thrice. The AP didn’t download a replica of the order.

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However weeks later, “the petitioner ceased his claims voluntarily” and “the case was once archived,” a judicial spokesperson informed the AP on the time, talking on situation of anonymity as required through tribunal regulations.

Martin vehemently denied the allegations, and his nephew was once by no means showed to be the petitioner. 

However, in keeping with Martin, a month after retreating the restraining order, Sanchez started messaging the singer on Instagram, threatening Martin that “except he’s economically compensated, he’s going to proceed along with his marketing campaign to assassinate his recognition and integrity, thru false and malicious imputations,” the lawsuit reads. 

Martin’s go well with additionally claims that previous to submitting the restraining order, Sanchez despatched Martin as much as 10 messages an afternoon for a number of months, and publicly boasted about being his nephew. Martin claims that Sanchez additionally created a “web page” for one of his minor kids, which he didn’t consent to, in addition to publish his telephone quantity on Instagram “as an act of retaliation for the silence and loss of consideration from Plaintiff,” the go well with says. 

Martin claims that his nephew’s movements have value him thousands and thousands in offers and has ended in cancelled initiatives. 

“The reckless, malicious and culpable movements through defendant Sánchez have been motivated through the need to show plaintiff to hatred and disdain from his fanbase, to threaten his trade alternatives and to spoil his recognition,” the go well with says. “As a subject of truth, such movements led to Plaintiff to have multimillion dollar-contracts and provide and long run inventive initiatives cancelled.”

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On best of his purported monetary losses, Martin claims that he now not feels protected in Puerto Rico, and that the accusations have broken his recognition after 4 many years within the leisure business. In overall, Martin is looking for $20 million in reimbursement. 

“In addition, such culpable movements have additionally led to injury to plaintiff’s recognition, who, till the protecting order turned into public wisdom, loved an impeccable recognition earned thru his lengthy inventive and altruistic profession for the ultimate virtually 40 years of his existence,” the go well with stated.