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Ricky Martin wins court case against nephews over alleged incest

Ricky Martin is declaring “justice” in his case against his nephew, who has retracted his previous bombastic claims of molestation and involvement in a sexual relationship with the singer.

The Latin pop icon’s 21-year-old nephew claimed the couple had an illegal “incest” relationship and that Martin molested him after it ended.

Martin, 50, appeared before a judge in Puerto Rico on Zoom on Thursday to face the shocking allegations.

In a joint statement to The Post, Martin’s lawyers said: “As we expected, the temporary protection order was not renewed by the court.

“The prosecutor confirmed to the court that his decision to dismiss the matter was solely his own, without outside influence or pressure, and the prosecutor confirmed that he was satisfied with his legal representation in the matter,” they said.

Martin's 21-year-old nephew has retracted his previous allegations of a sexual and romantic relationship and molestation.
Martin’s 21-year-old nephew has retracted his previous allegations of a sexual and romantic relationship and molestation.
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“The motion came from the prosecutor, who asked that the case be dismissed. This was never more than a troubled individual making false claims with absolutely nothing to back it up. We are glad that justice has been done for our client and that he can now move forward in his life and career.”

Martin won his case against his nephew and his legal team told The Post:
Martin won his case against his nephew and his legal team told The Post: “As we expected, the temporary protection order was not extended by the court.”
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The judge also reportedly dismissed the restraining order issued a week ago, according to TMZ.

Puerto Rican newspaper El Vocero reported last week that the order said the alleged victim claimed Martin had not taken their breakup well and hung around near the petitioner’s home on at least three occasions.

The original report said: “The petitioner fears for his safety.”

Thursday’s development comes a week after Martin denied initial allegations that he and his 21-year-old nephew had been in a “romantic or sexual relationship” for seven months.

“Unfortunately, the person who made this allegation is struggling with deep mental health issues,” Martin’s attorney, Marty Singer, told The Post at the time. “Ricky Martin, of course, was never – and never would – be involved in any kind of sexual or romantic relationship with his nephew.”

Singer added: “The idea is not only wrong, it’s disgusting. We all hope this man gets the help he so desperately needs.”

https://nypost.com/2022/07/21/ricky-martin-declares-justice-as-nephew-withdraws-incest-claim/ Ricky Martin wins court case against nephews over alleged incest

Emma Bowman

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