Ricky Martin Denies Domestic Violence Allegations: Details

Ricky Martin

A restraining Order was filed against Ricky Martin in accordance with Puerto Rico’s domestic violence law, though the singer has denied the accusations.

“The allegations against Ricky Martin that led to a protection order are completely false and fabricated,” a rep for the “Living La Vida Loca” artist, 50, told The Hollywood Reporter in a statement on Saturday, July 2. “We are very confident that when the true facts come out in this matter, our client Ricky Martin will be fully vindicated.”

According to a Saturday report of the Associated Press, a local court issued the protective order Friday, July 1, 2012. The AP noted that the judge issued the request before authorities attempted to serve Martin — real name Enrique Martín Morales — the order at his residence in Dorado, Puerto Rico.

“Up until now, police haven’t been able to find him,” police spokesman Axel ValenciaThe outlet was informed by Martin that he is unable contact the complainant because of the order. He also said that the person who filed this order did not contact police and went through court.

The motion was filed after a complaint against the “Falta Amor” performer was made under the territory’s Law 54, which is commonly known as the Domestic Abuse Prevention and Intervention Act. The bill was enacted in 1989 to address domestic violence situations, and under its provisions, the alleged victim’s name has not been released.

El VoceroThe Puerto Rican newspaper, had reported that Martin dated the alleged victim for seven months, before they split up earlier in the year. Martin refused to accept this report. “The petitioner fears for his safety,” the newspaper quoted the order’s language.

Martin was publicly gay in March 2010. He then married his long-term partner. Jwan Yosef2017.

“It felt amazing [to publicly come out],” the former Voice Australia Mentor told radio station KIIS FM May 2014 that he was still with us. “I wish I could come out again because that moment felt very blissful. It is amazing and when it happens, you realize all your fears were just in your head. The amount of support I received … from the media, [and]My family and friends were, of course, amazing. Unfortunately, society just pushes us to believe that our feelings are evil.”

While Martin and the conceptual artist, 37, have yet to publicly address their relationship status amid Friday’s accusations, the pair share four children: twins Valentino and Matteo, both 14, Lucia, 3, and Renn, 2.

“My husband Jwan, I love you, my beautiful twins, Valentino and Matteo, they’re also here, I love you with all my heart,” the musician previously gushed about his family during a speech at the Human Rights Campaign National Dinner in November 2019, ahead of son Renn’s birth. “You’re my strength, you inspire me every day, you motivate me to keep doing what I’m doing and you guys are amazing kids. You are all amazing. You guys are amazing. … I love big families.”

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 for confidential support.

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