Police said Saturday that a judge has issued a restraining order against superstar Ricky Martin. Police spokesman Axel Valencia told The Associated Press that the order was signed Friday, and authorities traveled to the north coastal town of Dorado, where the singer lives, to try to serve the order. “Up until now, police haven’t been able to find him,” Valencia said. Martin’s publicist did not immediately return a message asking for comment. It was not immediately known who requested the restraining order. Valencia said he could not provide further details because the order was filed under Puerto Rico’s domestic violence law.
According to El Vocero, a Puerto Rican newspaper, the details known thus far indicate that the order states that Martin and the other party dated for seven months. The report quotes the order as saying they broke up two months ago, but the petitioner says Martin did not accept the separation and has been seen loitering near the petitioner’s house at least three times. The petitioner fears for his life.
The restraining order prohibits Martin from contacting or calling the person who filed it. A judge will later determine at a hearing whether the order should remain in place or be lifted. Valencia added that usually orders are implemented for at least a month.
This is not the only legal trouble that Martin is dealing with. He is also being sued by his former talent manager Rebecca Drucker, for breach of contract. The former manager claims that the singer failed to pay her upwards of $3 million in commissions.
In the lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on June 29, Drucker also claimed that for years, she protected Martin from the consequences of his “reckless indiscretions,” not only because she was his manager, but also because she thought that Martin was her dear friend. She cited “a particularly ugly incident in Dubai involving Martin and his representative José Vega and other disputes,” according to the lawsuit.
She eventually resigned from working with Martin in 2021 and said Martin “fostered a toxic work environment” and claimed that he constantly mistreated, manipulated, and lied to her. Martin asked her to return to work for him again for a 10 percent commission. She agreed, but then resigned again in April of 2022. Drucker is now seeking the $3 million of unpaid commissions from deals she said she brokered for Martin.