A sexual assault complaint has been filed against Puerto Rican pop star Ricky Martin.
His charges were filed with the San Juan police department on Friday, police spokesman Edward Ramirez told The Associated Press on Saturday.
Given the nature of the complaint, information including who made the complaint and details of the complaint has not been made public.
A person not authorized to speak about the incident confirmed that Martin’s nephew, Dennis Yadiel Sanchez Martin, had filed a complaint.
The person said complaints would not automatically result in an arrest because the alleged incident was not recent, adding that police would investigate and determine if charges were warranted.
Sanchez had previously requested a restraining order against Martin in July, but a judge dismissed the case after Sanchez admitted under oath that he was never sexually assaulted by the singer. archived.
Martin’s spokeswoman Flavia Fernandez told the AP that his legal team is assessing the situation and has not yet issued a public comment.
On Thursday, the artist’s lawyers filed a lawsuit against his nephew.
They accused him of extortion, malicious persecution, abuse of the law, and damages.
Sanchez’s allegations cost Martin at least $10 million worth of contract and project cancellations, as well as an additional $20 million in defamation, they said.
According to the complaint, Sanchez would send Martin up to 10 messages a day, most of which were “meaningless accusations without a specific purpose.”
It also accuses Martin of releasing his personal number and being forced to change it.
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Additionally, the lawsuit falsely claimed that Sanchez had been in a romantic relationship with Martin for seven months, and the singer did not want it to end and called Sanchez frequently.
“Nothing is far from the truth,” the lawsuit said.
The attorney also noted that a judge previously issued two injunctions against Sanchez in an unrelated stalking case.