Ricky Martin speaks out after incest case dismissed

Ricky Martin is finally able to start the healing process after his cousin’s “painful and devastating” claims that they were in an incestuous relationship were dismissed in court on Thursday.

The “Livin’ La Vida Loca” singer, 50, explained in a video message via TMZ why he hadn’t addressed the allegations himself when they first came out earlier this month – despite his team’s “false and fabricated” claims during vehemently denied the meeting. time.

“For two weeks I was not allowed to defend myself because I was in a procedure, where the law … obliged me not to speak until I went to trial,” Martin, who was formally dressed in a suit and tie, said in the clip. .

Earlier on Thursday, the “She Bangs” singer was willing to testify at a hearing for the protection order filed against him, but his 21-year-old cousin, Dennis Yadiel Sanchez, eventually retracted his allegations.

Martin’s lawyers told Vidak For Congress that the prosecution “confirmed to the court that his decision to dismiss the case was his alone, without any outside influence or pressure, and the prosecution confirmed that he was satisfied with his legal representation in the case. “

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Martin said his cousin’s claims were “devastating”, but he still wishes him “the best”.
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Sanchez, the son of Martin’s half-sister Vanessa Martin, previously claimed he and the pop superstar had been dating for seven months, stalking him at his house after they broke up two months ago.

In his video message, Ricky expressed relief at the dismissal of the case, but noted how it affected his life and that of his loved one over the past few weeks.

“Thank God these claims have been proven wrong, but I’m going to tell you the truth, it’s been so painful and devastating to me, to my family and to my friends,” he said. “I wouldn’t wish this on anyone.”

A screenshot of a statement from Ricky Martin's lawyers.
Martin’s lawyers released this statement following the dismissal of his incest case.

The “Nobody Wants to Be Lonely” lead singer called Sanchez’s claims “nonsense,” but appeared to have no ill will toward his relative, whom he, his team and half-brother, Eric Martin, have publicly claimed suffers from mental health issues.

“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,” Ricky said.

The father of four, who has been married to recording artist Jwan Yosef since 2017, said at the time that his priority now is to “cure” and he plans to do this through music.

“I can’t wait to get back on the podium,” he says. “I can’t wait to get back in front of the cameras and entertain, that’s what I do best.”

wan Josef and Ricky Martin together on a red carpet.
Martin has been married to his husband, Jwan Yosef for five years.
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Ricky will be performing at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on Friday and Saturday, according to his Instagram.

The Grammy winner concluded his message by thanking all his supporters, including his family and his fans.

“You have no idea how much power you gave me with every comment you wrote on social media,” Ricky said. “I wish you love and light, and here we come, with the same strength and passion. God bless you all.”

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