Dennis Yadiel Sanchez Martin, Ricky Martin’s nephew sued the singer a year ago for sexually abusing him during his childhood. It is a complaint for “non-consensual sexual conduct” which provides for a compensation of 10 million dollars for damages that, according to the young man, have occurred since he was 11 years old.
In the months that followed, the artist responded by suing his nephew in a San Juan, Puerto Rico court over alleged extortion and damaging his image. Eventually, Sánchez Martin backed down, withdrew the restraining order he filed, and the case was dismissed.
However, a few weeks ago, a new counterclaim by Dennis Yadiel Sánchez Martin revived the legal battle, pointing to a series of abuses committed. As detailed by the young man in the new complaint, The alleged abuse took place in the artist’s car on his way to pick him up from school and also to different places in San Juan, where his uncle took him “having oral and genital sex”.
Ricky Martin’s answer
Now Ricky Martin asked the San Juan District Court to dismiss the counterclaim filed this month by his nephew, Dennis Yadiel Sánchez Martín, for “non-consensual sexual conduct.”
The response to the counterclaim filed by the artist’s lawyers, published Tuesday by Puerto Rican media, describes the claims as “frivolous and reckless in nature.”
Sánchez Martín sued his uncle on May 3 for $10 million in damages stemming from a series of alleged non-consensual sexual encounters since he was 11 years old.
The singer’s legal representation assures in the document that the damages requested are “unreal and/or speculative” and denies “absolutely and unequivocally” the allegations made by Sánchez Martin.
Sánchez Martín said that some of these alleged encounters took place in the artist’s car, which sought him out at school and took him to lonely places.
The reply presented yesterday in court ensures that Ricky Martin “was never alone” with his nephew “neither in the car nor in any other place”. Another of Sánchez Martín’s allegations alleged that his uncle abused him when he attended the “Evita” show in New York.
The document presented by the singer’s lawyers states that the singer “was never alone with his nephew, either in his dressing room or anywhere else, since the defendant-applicant was always accompanied by other family members”.
Sánchez Martín’s counterclaim was his response to the civil suit brought by his uncle last September for extortion, malicious persecution, abuse of rights, compensation for damages.
Legal disputes between the singer and his nephew began in July 2022, when Sánchez Martín was granted a protection order against his uncle, which was later dismissed.
Subsequently, the Justice granted Enrique Martín Morales, the singer’s first name, a protection order for stalking his nephew, extended by one year last November.
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