Two days after Ricky Martin received a restraining order issued in Puerto Rico for domestic violence, the singer of Livin’ the crazy life He has broken his silence to defend himself against the accusations made. “The protection order filed against me is based on totally false allegations, so I will face the process with the responsibility that characterizes me,” the artist wrote on his Twitter account, in English and Spanish, for his more than 20 million of followers. “Because it is an ongoing legal matter, I cannot make particular expressions,” he added in the message, which ended by thanking the shows of affection and solidarity received.
Last Saturday, July 2, the Puerto Rico Police confirmed to the EFE agency that they were in the process of obtaining a restraining order against the artist for a complaint of domestic violence under Law 54, which protects victims on the Caribbean island. of harassment or abuse.
It did not take long for the response from the legal team of the 50-year-old Puerto Rican singer to arrive, which clarified that the allegations made by the plaintiff, whose identity was unknown, since it was a case under the Law for the Prevention and Intervention with the Domestic Violence—were “completely false.” “We are confident that when the true facts come to light in this matter, our client will be fully vindicated,” the statement added.
After the news spread like wildfire, Ricky Martin wanted to defend himself with this brief message, but he was not the only one from his family environment who has spoken. According to the Puerto Rican newspaper the spokesmanyesHis brother, Eric Martin, has also wanted to break his silence and defend the artist from accusations of domestic violence.
Martin’s brother explains in a video published on his Facebook account last Sunday, July 3, which lasts 42 minutes, that he is a nephew “with mental problems” who made the complaint against the interpreter of The cup of Life. In the same post titled “Let’s put this all in context. So that the press does not continue to make ashes from the fallen tree”, and which has already accumulated 24,000 reproductions and almost 400 comments, Eric attacks the press, the police and the media that speculated on the identity of the plaintiff, going so far as to publish that He was a former lover with whom he was related “for seven months and they separated two years ago”, data that appeared in the documents presented for the complaint and later collected by the newspaper the spokesman.
In addition to defending the principle of innocence and declaring himself in favor of justice, Eric Martin demands in the video that the government of Puerto Rico strengthen its mental health and rehabilitation programs. “If someone has made a mistake here, he should be penalized, but more importantly, he should be rehabilitated. Not because he is my brother… Society is extremely damaged”, he laments. To finish, Martin’s brother sent a direct message to his nephew: “Daddy, you know how much we have loved you. You know how you got away from us. You know the mental problems you have. Right now, I’m calling you on your phone and you don’t have that phone anymore. I am blocked by Facebook. I haven’t found you on Facebook in a long time.
Let’s put all this in context. So that the press does not continue to make ashes from the fallen tree.
Posted by Eric Martin Ifbb on Sunday, July 3, 2022
Enrique Martín Morales, better known as Ricky Martin, has been married since 2017 to the Swedish artist of Syrian origin Jwan Josef, with whom he has four children for rent: the twins Valentino and Matteo, Lucia and Renn. This complaint is not the only one that the singer is currently facing. The restraining order and the complaint for domestic violence came in the same week in which the artist received a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles (USA) by his former manager Rebecca Drucker, who worked with the singer between 2014 and 2022, for which requires the payment of 2.9 million euros in unpaid commissions. The restraining order, issued by Judge Raiza Cajigas Campbell, has summoned the parties to a hearing in the municipal courtroom of the Court of San Juan, on July 21, when the validity of the order expires, as published the spokesman.
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