Ricky Martin Denies Restraining Order Accusations – Billboard

Puerto Rican superstar Ricky Martin on Sunday (July 3) denied the allegations that led to a restraining order against him, with police saying he has not been charged with any crime.

Police said Saturday that a judge had issued the warrant against Martin, but authorities trying to enforce the warrant were unable to find the singer in the Puerto Rican town of Dorado, where he lives. The order was filed under Puerto Rico’s domestic violence law, and police spokesman Axel Valencia said he was unable to provide further details, including who requested the order.

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Martín said in a tweet that the order is based on “completely false” accusations and that he will face the process “with the responsibility that characterizes me.”

“I appreciate the countless gestures of solidarity and I welcome them wholeheartedly,” he wrote.

He said that since it was an open legal issue, he could not comment further.

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— Ricky Martin (@ricky_martin) July 4, 2022

Representatives for Martin earlier issued a statement, describing the allegations as “completely false and fabricated.” He did not name the representatives.

“We are confident that when the true facts come to light in this matter, our client Ricky Martin will be fully vindicated,” they said in a statement shared with The Associated Press.

El Vocero, a Puerto Rican newspaper, said the order establishes that Martin and the other person dated for seven months. The report quotes the order as saying that they separated two months ago, but the petitioner says that Martin did not accept the separation and has been seen loitering near the petitioner’s home at least three times.

“The petitioner fears for his safety,” El Vocero quoted the order as saying.

AP has not obtained a copy of the order.

Source: www.billboard.com