Ricky Martin faces more ‘wildly abusive’ sexual abuse charges

Ricky Martin is battling another round of “extremely offensive” sexual assault claims — less than a week after he filed a $20 million lawsuit over past allegations against his cousin.

The new complaint was filed Friday at a police station in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Although the name of the person making the allegations was not disclosed, the Associated Press reported that it was Martin’s cousin, Dennis Yadiel Sánchez, who made the request.

“These claims are extremely offensive and completely unrelated to reality,” Martin’s lawyer José Andréu-Fuentes said in a statement to Deadline. “When this man made similar allegations before, his lawsuit had to be dropped, not least because he himself admitted under oath that Ricky Martin had not attacked him in any way.”

The Latin pop icon filed a lawsuit against Sánchez on Sept. 7, alleging his cousin’s incest and sexual abuse allegations were an attempt to “kill” the singer’s reputation, according to court documents obtained by The Post.

The lawsuit — alleging Sánchez Martin’s allegations cost at least $10 million in canceled contracts and projects, plus another $20 million in damage to his reputation — came after the 50-year-old pop star was slammed with allegations that he was romantically involved. was involved with Sanchez, and allegedly harassed the young man after their relationship ended.

In July, Martin’s 21-year-old cousin claimed he was a victim of domestic violence and illegal incest by Martin, and was given a restraining order against the “Livin’ La Vida Loca” singer.

The Latin American pop icon filed suit in San Juan on Wednesday against Sánchez, alleging his cousin's allegations of incest and sexual abuse were an attempt to "murder" the reputation of the singer, according to court documents obtained by The Post.
The Latin pop icon filed his lawsuit against Sánchez in San Juan last Wednesday, alleging his cousin’s incest and sexual abuse allegations were an attempt to “kill” the singer’s reputation, according to court documents obtained. by The Post.
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At the time, Martin’s lawyer denied the “disgusting” and “untrue” allegations, saying the prosecutor has “mental health problems.” The case against Martin was eventually dropped, but according to Martin’s latest legal action, Sanchez has not stopped there.

He claimed a month after Sanchez’s restraining order was revoked that he harassed Martin with social media posts, vowing he would “tarnish his reputation and integrity” if Martin didn’t cough up some hush money.

Sanchez once boasted that he was Martin’s cousin, the lawsuit alleges — that is, before making claims of incest and domestic violence. In the paperwork, Martin said he received a bout of direct messages for four months, sometimes more than 10 a day.

The messages, according to Martin, were sent by a “maladjusted person”, who also leaked the singer’s phone number on Instagram and created parody accounts for one of Martin’s children.

Due to Sanchez’s allegations, Martin, who is currently starring on the upcoming Apple TV+ series “Mrs. American Pie” with Laura Dern, Kristen Wiig, Allison Janney and Kaia Gerber – claims to have lost multimillion-dollar deals and is now demanding $20 million in compensation for the damage, in addition to the singer feeling “unsafe” in Puerto Rico.

Martin has expressed how “painful” the claims against him were, calling them “devastating” to him and his loved ones.

“It has been so painful. It’s devastating to me, to my family, to my friends, and I wouldn’t wish this on anyone,” Martin said last month. “To the person who claimed this nonsense, I wish him the best and I wish that he finds the help so that he can start a new life full of love, truth and joy, and not hurt anyone else.”

Meanwhile, Martin faces another $3 million lawsuit filed in July by his former manager Rebecca Drucker, alleging she owes unpaid commissions. Her lawsuit also hinted at a “potentially career-ending allegation” that occurred in September 2020, although Martin “emerged unscathed and continued his professional resurgence”.

The next hearing for Drucker’s lawsuit is scheduled for October 5.

With Post wires.

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