Ricky Martin denies domestic abuse allegations

Ricky Martin

Ricky Martin
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A restraining order has been filed against Ricky Martin in Puerto Rico, with People reports that an unidentified person accused him of domestic abuse and asked a court to grant the protective order. The accuser did not initially approach the police, but the Puerto Rico police got involved in an attempt to serve the restraining order on Martin, which they apparently were unable to do as they ” couldn’t find it.” (according to a police statement, via People).

Few details beyond that are available, but representatives for Martin sent a statement to People denying the allegations and calling them “completely false and fabricated”. The statement adds: “We are very confident that when the true facts are revealed in this matter, our client Ricky Martin will be fully vindicated.”

As things stand, Martin does not have the right to contact the person who filed the complaint, and People explains that “a judge will decide later if the order should remain in place”.

People also points out that it comes shortly after Ricky Martin’s former manager Rebecca Drucker sued the singer for more than $3 million, claiming that – over two periods, 2014-2018 and 2020-2022 – Martin “earned millions of dollars” without paying Drucker the commissions he was owed. The lawsuit also claims that Drucker helped Martin through a “life-threatening allegation”, which he “escaped unscathed” because of her. He also says Martin “fostered a toxic work environment” and accuses him of threatening her and trying to “force” her into signing a nondisclosure agreement.

Also, just to be clear: There is no indication from the report on People that the two situations are linked, it’s just that they occur a few days apart.

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