Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Ricky Martin asks court to dismiss nephew’s counterclaim

Sanchez Martin sued her uncle for $10 million in damages for the alleged abuses.

Singer Ricky Martin asked the San Juan Court of First Instance this month to dismiss a countersuit filed by his nephew, Dennis Yadiel Sanchez Martin, for “non-consensual sexual conduct.”

The counterclaim’s reply, submitted by the artist’s lawyers, published by Puerto Rican media, describes the claims as “frivolous and frivolous in nature”.

Sanchez Martin sued her uncle for $10 million in damages caused by a series of alleged non-consensual sexual encounters since she was 11 years old.

The singer’s legal representation assures in the document that the claimed damages are “unrealistic and/or speculative” and “absolutely and unequivocally” denies the allegations made by Sánchez Martín.

Sánchez Martín alleged that some of these alleged meetings took place in the car of the artist, who would pick him up at school and take him to secluded places.

The answer submitted to the court maintained that Ricky Martin was “never alone” with his nephew “neither in his car nor at any other place.”

One of Sanchez Martin’s other allegations alleged that he was abused by his uncle when he attended an “Evita” play in New York.

In the document submitted by the singer’s lawyers, it is stated that the singer was “never alone with his nephew, neither in his dressing room nor in any other place, because the defendant-claimant was accompanied by other family members at all times”. Was. “.

Sanchez Martin’s counterclaim was a response to a civil lawsuit filed by his uncle last September for extortion, malicious harassment, abuse of rights, damages.

The legal dispute between the singer and his nephew began in July 2022, when Sanchez Martin was granted a protection order against his uncle, which was later archived.

Subsequently, the justice granted Enrique Martin Morales, the singer’s maiden name, a protection order to pursue his nephew, which was extended last November for a year.

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