Ricky Martin is widely acknowledged as one of the world’s most influential musicians. The Latin pop icon is currently embroiled in legal issues. Now, he has denied claims of domestic abuse that were leveled against him.
Martin was served with a restraining order under Puerto Rico’s domestic violence law. This occurred despite the fact that the artist has denied the allegations. On Saturday, July 2nd, a representative for the “Living La Vida Loca” singer confirmed his denial to The Hollywood Reporter in a statement.
“The allegations against Ricky Martin that led to a protection order are completely false and fabricated. We are very confident that when the true facts come out in this matter, our client Ricky Martin will be fully vindicated.”
According to a Saturday report from the Associated Press, a local judge issued the protective order on Friday, July 1st. The judge issued the request before authorities attempted to serve the order on Martin, actual name Enrique Martin Morales, at his home in Dorado, Puerto Rico. “Up until now, police haven’t been able to find him,” police spokesperson Axel Valencia told the site on Saturday.
Under the terms of the order, Martin is unable to contact the complainant. He further stated that the individual who submitted the order did not call the police and instead went through the court.
The motion was filed after the filing of a complaint against the “Falta Amor” performer under the territory’s Law 54, also known as the Domestic Abuse Prevention and Intervention Act. The bill was enacted in 1989 to address domestic abuse situations, and its provisions prohibit the publishing of the claimed victim’s identity.
Domestic abuse is being reported far too frequently these days. Let’s see whether Ricky can escape it. To get the latest updates, keep an eye on Thirsty.
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