Ricky Martin to Testify Against Nephew in Incest Case

Ricky Martin to Testify Against Nephew in Incest Case
Ricky Martin to Testify Against Nephew in Incest Case (Image: Screenshot/YouTube/news.com.au)

Ricky Martin will testify in court against his nephew, who claimed they used to have a sexual connection.

According to TMZ, Martin will testify before a court in Puerto Rico on Thursday via Zoom, according to sources with intimate knowledge of the allegations.

Martin has disputed allegations that he and his 21-year-old nephew had a “romantic or sexual relationship” for 7 months.

“Unfortunately, the person who made this accusation is struggling with severe mental health issues,” Martin’s attorney Marty Singer previously told The Post. “Ricky Martin has, of course, never been — and would never be — involved in any kind of sexual or romantic relationship with his nephew.”

Furthermore, Singer referred to the allegations as “disgusting” and “untrue.”

“The idea is not only untrue, it is disgusting. We all hope that this man gets the help he so urgently needs,” he said. “But, most of all, we look forward to this awful case being dismissed as soon as a judge gets to look at the facts.”

A court in Puerto Rico granted a “domestic-violence related” restraining order against the Latin pop artist around two weeks ago.

The injunction said that “the petitioner fears for his safety,” according to El Vocero, a Puerto Rican newspaper. Martin later said that the accusations were false.

According to authorities, the order prohibits the “Livin’ La Vida Loca” singer from contacting or phoning the individual who submitted it.

While the identity of the alleged victim was not revealed, Martin’s brother, Eric, said it was Dennis Yadiel Sanchez, and that the Grammy winner “exercised physical and psychological attacks” on Sanchez.

If the allegations are found to be true, Martin may face up to 5 decades in prison under Puerto Rican law for “incest charges.” 

According to Marca, the Spanish magazine that broke the story first, the complaint against Martin was filed secretly under Law 54, or the Domestic Abuse Prevention and Intervention Act.