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Ricky Martin Sues Nephew For $20 Million Over Incest Allegations

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Ricky Martin is striking back at his nephew.

A little over a month after his nephew first accused the singer of domestic abuse and having an incestuous relationship with him, Martin has now filed a $20 million lawsuit against his accuser.

"The reckless, malicious, and culpable actions by Defendant Sanchez were motivated by the desire to expose Plaintiff to hatred and disdain from his fanbase, to threaten his business opportunities, and to destroy his reputation," the complaint against Dennie Yadiel Sanchez Martin says.

"As a matter of fact, such actions caused Plaintiff to have multimillion-dollar contracts and present and future artistic projects canceled," it continues. "The pecuniary damages caused as a result of these actions are quantified in an amount not less than ten million dollars ($10,000,000.00)."

"In addition, such culpable actions have also caused damage to Plaintiff’s reputation who, until the Protective Order became public knowledge, enjoyed an impeccable reputation earned through his long artistic and altruistic career for the last almost forty (40) years of his life," it also reads. "Such damages to Plaintiff’s reputation are quantified at the date of the filing this lawsuit in an amount not less than twenty million dollars ($20,000,000.00)."

It goes on to say that Sanchez is still reportedly reaching out to Martin, threatening to "assassinate his reputation," making Martin and his family feel "unsafe in Puerto Rico."

Back on July 2, a restraining order was filed against Martin in Puerto Rico. Martin had denied the claims ever since they were first made against him. 

"Unfortunately, the person who made this claim is struggling with deep mental health challenges," Martin's lawyer Marty Singer told Deadline at the time. "Ricky Martin has, of course, never been — and would never be – involved in any kind of sexual or romantic relationship with his nephew. The idea is not only untrue, it is disgusting."

Just a few weeks later, the charges were dropped.

"The request came from the accuser asking to dismiss the case," Martin’s lawyers said in a statement. "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."

Now, it seems that the issue is back on the table.

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