Ricky Martin’s lawyer denies new sexual abuse allegations: ‘Completely disconnected from reality’

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CAP D’ANTIBES, FRANCE – MAY 26: Ricky Martin attends amfAR Gala Cannes 2022 at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 26, 2022 in Cap d’Antibes, France. (Photo by John Phillips/amfAR/Getty Images for amfAR)

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Ricky Martin has been charged with sexual assault after a similar case was dropped.

After suing his cousin for alleged racketeering on false charges, the Grammy Award winner, 50, was named in another complaint filed Friday at a police station in Martin’s hometown of San Juan, Puerto Rico, according to the The Bharat Express News.

His lawyer José Andréu-Fuentes told PEOPLE in a statement: “These allegations are extremely offensive and completely disconnected from reality. When this man made similar allegations before, his lawsuit had to be dropped – not least because he admitted under oath himself. that Ricky Martin had not attacked him in any way.”

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“Now, after being charged with extorting Mr. Martin, he is once again trying to spread his lies. It is over the time when the media stops giving oxygen to publicity to this deeply troubled individual and gives him the help that he needs so clearly,” Andréu-Fuentes adds.

While details of the charges and the identity of the accuser are not public information, the TBEN reported that Ricky’s cousin, Dennis Yadiel Sánchez Martin – whose mother is Ricky’s sister – has filed the new complaint, according to a source not authorized to act. to talk about the matter.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNI - NOVEMBER 02: Ricky Martin attends the 2019 LACMA 2019 Art + Film Gala presented by Gucci at LACMA on November 02, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNI – NOVEMBER 02: Ricky Martin attends the 2019 LACMA 2019 Art + Film Gala presented by Gucci at LACMA on November 02, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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They noted that the allegations do not warrant an immediate arrest, as the alleged incident is not recent, and police will investigate whether charges are necessary, the outlet reported.

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Dennis first filed a restraining order against his uncle in July, though a Ricky representative called the allegations “completely false and fabricated.”

The claim claimed that the couple had been in a romantic relationship for seven months and that Martin “did not accept” that the alleged relationship had ended two months earlier. Dennis said he “feared for his safety” and asked for the warrant.

Marty Singer, another lawyer for Ricky, told PEOPLE in a statement: “Unfortunately, the person who made this claim is struggling with serious mental health issues. Ricky Martin, of course, has never been involved – and would never have been involved in any kind of sexual or romantic relationship.” relationship with his cousin.”

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“Not only is the idea untrue, it’s disgusting. We all hope this man gets the help he so desperately needs. But above all, we look forward to seeing this horrendous case dropped as soon as a judge finds out about the facts,” he added. Sing to it.

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Later that month, a judge dismissed the case at Dennis’ request. “We are pleased that our client has seen justice and can now move on with his life and his career,” a lawyer for Ricky said in a statement.

The Pause + Play artist has since filed a $20 million lawsuit against his cousin for racketeering, malicious prosecution, abuse of rights, and damages.

In the lawsuit, Ricky alleged that Dennis made the false accusations after the singer failed to follow him back on Instagram and “ignored” his requests to create a social media page for Ricky’s children. Months before making the original claim, Dennis is said to have shared Ricky’s phone number on social media, forcing him to change it.

Shortly after Dennis filed his lawsuit, he reportedly called Ricky’s legal team “with the aim of trying to negotiate an economic benefit in exchange for withdrawing his request” for the restraining order, the documents said. Ricky’s lawyers were under no obligation.