Ricky Martin speaks out after nephew drops incest and abuse claims

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Ricky Martin has spoken out after his nephew, who accused the singer of incest and domestic abuse, withdrew his legal claims.

A Puerto Rico judge dismissed the case against Ricky Martin on Thursday (July 21) after the nephew withdrew the allegations.

The judge also dropped the nephew’s temporary restraining order against Martin as a result.

Two weeks ago, the relative alleged he had a seven-month-long relationship with Martin, and accused the singer of harassment after it ended.

Sanchez made the complaint against Martin under the Domestic Abuse Prevention and Intervention Act.

This week the case went before the court. Martin again denied any romantic or sexual relationship with his nephew and challenged his stalking and harassment allegations.

Martin’s lawyers said in a statement, “Just as we’d anticipated, the temporary protection order was not extended by the court.

“The accuser confirmed to the court that his decision to dismiss the matter was his alone, without any outside influence or pressure.

“The accuser confirmed he was satisfied with his legal representation in the matter.

“The request came from the accuser asking to dismiss the case.”

Martin’s lawyers explained, “This was never anything more than a troubled individual making false allegations with absolutely nothing to substantiate them.

“We are glad that our client saw justice done and can now move forward with his life and his career.”

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