Reports reveal that singer-songwriter Ricky Martin could face 50 years in prison for domestic violence charges filed by his nephew. He has been accused of exercising physical and psychological attacks on his nephew, Dennis Yadiel Sanchez, during their seven-month-long relationship.

If found guilty, Ricky Martin could face up to 50 years in prison

Ricky Martin
Ricky Martin has been accused of domestic violence

Since he is accused by his own nephew, he could face up to 50 years in prison because of strict Puerto Rico laws when it comes to incest. The spokesman confirmed that the singer’s relationship with his 21-year-old nephew ended a couple of months ago, and then the singer resorted to violence because “he could not accept the separation” and therefore began to call him insistently and persecute him.

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People shared their opinions on social media

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He claimed that the accusations are not true

Ricky Martin, however, said that the accusations are completely false and will defend himself in court. People on social media shared their opinions on the matter.

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Ricky Martin’s lawyers will defend the artist in the court

Ricky Martin
His lawyers will defend him in the court

Ricky Martin’s representatives said, “The allegations against Ricky Martin that lead 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.” They also claimed that the nephew has recently been accused of harassment by a woman after he threatened to destroy her life.

The news came into the limelight after his ex-manager Rebecca Drucker sued the singer for more than $3 million in unpaid commissions. As per the 15-page complaint, Rebecca Drucker helped Ricky Martin through “recording contracts, touring and sponsorship deals, and other professional endeavors,” adding, “With Rebecca Drucker at his side, Martin made millions of dollars and therefore owes Rebecca Drucker substantial commissions.

Source: People

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