The nephew who accused Ricky Martin of having an affair and harassing him has now dropped his charges in Puerto Rico.
Earlier this month, Martin was served a restraining order following accusations that the pop star had a sexual relationship with his 21-year-old nephew and allegedly harassed him after their breakup.
On July 21, it was reported that this case has now been dismissed after Martin’s nephew dropped his allegations. Martin’s team of lawyers, Joaquín Monserrate Matienzo, Carmelo Dávila, and Harry Massanet Pastrana, released the following statement:
“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.”
The statement continued:
“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.”
From the very beginning, Martin actively denied these claims, writing on social media:
“The protection order entered against me is based on completely false allegations, so I will respond through the judicial process with the facts and the dignity that characterize me.”
The Latino pop star recently released a brand-new EP, Play, along with a music video for his latest single, “Ácido Sabor.” One way or another, these accusations obviously damaged the promotional cycle for his new project.
Now that these charges have been dropped and this case has been closed, however, it seems like Martin is back to promoting his new EP and music video.