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    What Are The Sex Assault Claims Against Ricky Martin?

    One of the best-selling musicians in the world, the Puerto Rican singer and actor Ricky Martin is known as the ‘King of Latin Pop.’ At the age of 9, he had his first appearance in a television commercial. At the age of 12, he joined the Puerto Rican boy band Menudo and began making music. 

    He recently made headlines when he sued his nephew over fake sexual assault allegations. A new complaint has been filed against the singer in the capital of San Juan. Information like who filed the complaint or what are the details of it have not been revealed to the public yet as it contains sensitive information.

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    Who Is Ricky Martin? 

    Ricky Martin

    Enrique Martin Morales is the birth name of Ricky Martin. On December 24, 1971, he was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. In 2021, he marked his 50th birthday. His father, Enrique Martin Negroni, is a former psychologist, and his mother, Doa Nereida Morales, is a former accountant. When he was two years old, his parents got divorced, but he was still raised by both of them. Ricky publicly came out as gay in March 2010. From 2010 through 2014, he was romantically involved with Puerto Rican economist Carlos González Abella, marking his first relationship with a man after coming out as gay. He acknowledged a romance with Swedish-Syrian painter Jwan Yosef in 2016. Later, Ricky admitted that he had met Yosef on Instagram.

    Martin has won two Grammy Awards and four Latin Grammy Awards. With such a stellar and illustrious resume, he has now attained popularity and superstardom. Over the course of his entire singing career, he has recorded, released, and sold out over 95 million singing albums and ground-breaking records worldwide. He has also had over 40 hit singles that have been released and have nearly approximately 27 of the top 10 greatest hits according to the US Latin Charts.  

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    What Do We Know About Sexual Assault Allegations Against Martin? 

    Ricky Martin

    Ricky was the target of a complaint made by Dennis Yadiel Sanchez Martin. Because of the age of the claimed occurrence, the complaint does not automatically result in an arrest, but police will look into it to see if charges should be brought. After confessing on oath that he had never been sexually attacked by Martin, Sanchez had earlier asked for a restraining order against the singer in July. However, a judge later archived the case. Attorneys for the artist sued his nephew on September 8; they labeled him as “troubled.” He was charged with extortion, malicious persecution, legal misconduct, and damages.

    According to them, Martin lost out on contracts and projects worth at least $10 million as a result of Sanchez’s accusations, and his reputation also suffered a 20 million dollar hit. According to the lawsuit, Sanchez would message Martin up to ten times each day, the majority of which were “meaningless diatribes without any particular purpose.” Additionally, he was charged with disclosing Martin’s personal phone number, which led to the change. Martin’s attorney José Andréu-Fuentes is denying the allegations in a statement obtained by Deadline. “These claims are wildly offensive and completely untethered from reality,” he said. “When this man previously made similar allegations, his legal case had to be withdrawn – not least because he himself admitted under oath that Ricky Martin had never assaulted him in any way.”

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    Pursuing an undergraduate degree in Psychology, Kavya has a fondness for all things fluffy and feel-good. Whenever she is not making inappropriate Freudian jokes she can be found in the kitchen baking diabetes-inducing desserts or curled up in a corner with Pride and Prejudice.

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