Ricky Martin’s Lawyer Denies Allegations Singer Abused His Nephew
Singer Ricky Martin's lawyer has strongly denied disturbing allegations that the singer abused his cousin, calling them "not only false" but "disgusting".
A domestic violence restraining order was issued against Martin in Puerto Rico in early July. On Friday, TMZ reported that the singer's brother.
Eric Martin identified the alleged victim as Martin's 21-year-old cousin, according to Spanish news website Marca.
But lawyer Martin Singer said Martin's cousin "struggles with profound mental health issues."
"Obviously, Ricky Martin has never been — and never will be — involved in any sexual or romantic relationship with his cousin," Singer said in a statement to Variety.
"That idea is not only untrue, it's disgusting. We all hope this man gets the help he so desperately needs."
But most of all, we expect this terrible case to be dismissed when a judge sees the facts. "
When the ban was filed on July 2, the applicant had not yet been identified. The Puerto Rican portal El Vocero reports that the action allegedly came from a man named Martin