Ricky Martin denies incest and domestic violence charges

The abuse and incest allegations stem from an alleged seven-month affair between the “Livin’ la Vida Loca” singer and his 21-year-old nephew, Deadline reported.

“Ricky Martin has, of course, never been – and never would be – involved in a sexual or romantic relationship with his nephew,” his attorney, Marty Singer, told Deadline.

Singer said the accuser was “struggling with profound mental health issues.”

“The idea is not only wrong, it’s disgusting. We all hope this man gets the help he so desperately needs. But, most of all, we look forward to seeing this terrible case thrown out as soon as a judge can examine the facts.

Martin is due to attend a July 21 hearing regarding the allegations in Puerto Rico. If convicted of domestic violence against a parent, he could face up to 50 years in prison.

The allegations claim that the artist did not come to terms with the breakup and loitered near the nephew’s house at least three times.

Martin’s reps told People last month that the domestic abuse allegations were “completely false and fabricated.” At this time, the identity of the accuser has not been revealed.

The artist’s legal troubles follow a lawsuit seeking more than $3 million ― filed last month by his former talent manager Rebecca Drucker ― for what she claims are unpaid commissions.

Drucker, who said Martin “constantly abused, manipulated and lied to her,” says she protected him from a “devastating” scandal, non-payment of taxes and drug addiction, according to Insider.


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