Ricky Martin was recently accused of crimes that included domestic violence and incest. However, the allegations against Ricky Martin, which were made by his own 21-year-old nephew, are reported to have been dropped. Furthermore, a judge decided not to extend the temporary restraining order placed against Ricky Martin as a result.
This information, via NBC, reveals that Martin’s nephew “voluntarily desisted” regarding the allegations. It was further claimed that “he no longer needed the protection order,” as revealed via a court spokesperson. This restraining order was first granted on July 1, earlier this month, and it expired Thursday. It was initially granted under Puerto Rico’s Domestic Violence Prevention and Intervention Law, also known as Act 54.
The court hearings regarding the accusations have been kept private as another result of Act 54. As such, this is the first information revealed via the judge regarding their decision on the matter. The entire hearing, between both Ricky Martin and his nephew, was held virtually. This was confirmed by a court spokesperson.
Interestingly, these rules also kept Ricky Martin unable to defend himself against the allegations. This was revealed in his own video statement where he explained he “was following a procedure where the law was obligating me not to talk until I was in front of the judge.”
With the allegations and restraining order dropped, however, Ricky Martin has now claimed to have entered the “healing process.” He further explained the toll that the allegations have had on his life:
“It has been devastating for me, for my family, for my friends. I don’t wish this upon anybody.”
The actor and singer was determined to defend himself throughout the entirety of the trial had the claims gone forward. But, now that it has all been dropped, he merely had the following statement to make:
“To the person that was claiming this nonsense, I wish him the best and I wish he finds the help, so he can start a new life filled with love and truth and joy, and he doesn’t hurt anybody else,” Martin said.
As such, it looks like this case is finally able to rest. Of course, if there are any additional updates, stay tuned to ScreenGeek for further information as we have it.