Ricky Martin sues nephew for $20M after incest allegations, claims he lost multi-million dollar deals
SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO: Ricky Martin, the Puerto Rican sensation, has filed a massive lawsuit against his nephew who claimed he had an incestuous relationship with him. Martin was accused of "physical and psychological assaults" on his nephew during their seven-month relationship, which ended about two months ago, as per reports in July 2022. at the time of these accusations as well Martin's lawyer came forward and discarded these allegations. Now, the nephew is being sued.
The 50-year-old singer filed a lawsuit on Wednesday, September 7, in San Juan against his nephew Dennis Yadiel Sanchez who the singer claims is trying to "assassinate" his reputation. TMZ broke the news stating that Ricky Martin says he's been "persecuted, besieged, harassed, stalked and extorted by a maladjusted person." After Sanchez withdrew the case, Martin was seen focusing on his mental health recovery, but it looks like this is his final move for all the distress caused by his nephew. In the lawsuit, the 'Livin' La Vida Loca' singer accuses Sanchez of trying to "assassinate his reputation and has caused him and his family to feel unsafe."
The lawsuit also mentions the string of activities that Sanchez reportedly did, which includes sharing Martin's personal number on his Instagram stories and the very fact that Martin had to give up numerous multi-million deals due to the false allegations made by his nephew. The singer now demands that his nephew compensate him for the losses. Sanchez filed a restraining order against the singer on July 1 under Puerto Rico's domestic violence law which claimed that after the separation, Martin refused to accept the distance and was seen lingering near his house on at least three occasions.
Ricky Martin sues nephew for incest claims
Even though Sanchez, son of Martin's half-sister Vanessa Martin, withdrew his case with all the claims of his superstar uncle harassing him, Martin claims that the harassment from Sanchez's end did not stop. Even after withdrawing the case, Martin claims that his nephew started messaging him on Instagram, threatening to "assassinate his reputation and integrity" unless he paid him. He is further asking the judge to order Sanchez to terminate all communication with Martin and his family, which includes his four children - twin boys Matteo and Valentino, 14, as well as daughter Lucia, three, and son Renn, three.
Martin's brother, Eric Martin, previously claimed that Sanchez has mental health problems as the 21-year-old had been estranged from the family after hurting other relatives, but it wasn't made clear if he hurt them in similar ways. This comes after it was discovered that Sanchez has a lengthy criminal record in his native Puerto Rico and that he even once threatened to kill a female co-worker. Martin now wants at least $20 million to compensate for his monetary loss and mental distress.