Ricky Martin has been making headlines for all the wrong reasons as of late. The pop legend was hit with a restraining order recently. With the musician’s reputation at stake, his brother has come to his defense.

The musician’s brother, Eric Martin, has come forward to deny all the allegations that were brought against the singer recently. The musician was charged with domestic abuse in Puerto Rico, and the victim who filed the restraining order against him was anonymous. Eric has identified that victim as well.

According to El Universo, Eric appeared on Facebook Live and claimed that the person who filed the order of protection was a nephew, who hasn’t been in contact with family for years. He also said their nephew suffers from mental problems.

I don’t put my hand on the hot table for anyone. What I’m talking about is my experiences, my family experiences. I don’t think my older brother is capable.

Nephew dear. That I’m not going to say the name. If anyone has seen my dear nephew who has been missing from the family for a long time, because they have to know that too (…). This is a message to my dear nephew that I love him in the soul and his family loves him. That he has mental problems that is another 20 pesos, that we have been fighting all our lives with that, but that is not known because he keeps quiet, but I am tired of being quiet

The restraining order against Ricky states that he was in a seven-month-long relationship with his nephew. The victim claimed he feared harassment from Ricky after they allegedly broke up. TMZ has identified the accuser as Dennis Yadiel Sanchez.

Ricky has denied these allegations as well. The musician’s attorney and his brother claimed the exact same thing, that the accuser is ‘mentally challenged.’ They look forward to getting this case dismissed as soon as possible.

Unfortunately, the person who made this claim is struggling with deep mental health challenges. Ricky Martin has, of course, never been – and would never be – involved in any kind of sexual or romantic relationship with his nephew. The idea is not only untrue, it is disgusting. We all hope that this man gets the help he so urgently needs. But, most of all, we look forward to this awful case being dismissed as soon as a judge gets to look at the facts.

Ricky has had a difficult few weeks, having been smacked with a $3 million lawsuit by his former manager and now the incest case. We’ll have to wait and watch how these scenarios play out in the near future, or if they can be resolved outside of court. Until then stay tuned to Thirsty.

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Nitish Vashishtha

Nitish Vashishtha is a freelance writer/news correspondent from India. He’s written content for companies like ScoopWhoop and Sportskeeda. He’s been writing about pop-culture, current affairs and pro-wrestling since 2017. While pursuing Master's in Mass Communication with a special interest in Advertising, his key areas of creativity lie in designing, content creation and creative storytelling as well as fictional writing. In his free time, he likes to create new riffs on his guitar, learning about whatever piques his interest, reading books ranging from philosophy to speculative sci-fi and enjoys watching anything HBO (Succession FTW).

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