Ricky Martin’s 21-year-old nephew Dennis Yadiel Sanchez asked a court in Puerto Rico to have the restraining order and pending court case against his uncle dismissed, following earlier allegations of harassment and abuse the accuser made against the singer. Martin’s nephew is the son of his half-sister, Vanessa. If found guilty, Martin risked 50 years in prison where any suggestion of incest is taken very seriously.
In a statement to People magazine early on in the case, one of Martin’s attorneys, Marty Singer, had stated that, “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.”
“Just as we had anticipated, the temporary protection order was not extended by the Court. The accuser confirmed to the court that his decision to dismiss the matter was his alone, without any outside influence or pressure, and the accuser confirmed he was satisfied with his legal representation in the matter,” said Martin’s attorneys Joaquín Monserrate Matienzo, Carmelo Dávila and Harry Massanet Pastrana in a joint statement. “The request came from the accuser asking to dismiss the case.” […] “This was never anything more than a troubled individual making false allegations with absolutely nothing to substantiate them. We are glad that our client saw justice done and can now move forward with his life and his career.”
In a Twitter post, Ricky Martin posted the statement by his lawyers with the caption,” Truth prevails.”