Ricky Martin’s nephew Dennis Sanchez Martin sued him again and accused him of sexual harassment, US media reported. The incident in which Sanchez accuses the singer happened a long time ago, so Martin will not be arrested.
His nephew, who is his sister’s son, first came forward with accusations against Ricky Martin in July this year, saying they had a relationship and after it ended, Ricky Martin allegedly couldn’t reconcile and started stalking him.
The singer responded by filing a counterclaim and seeking $20 million in damages from his nephew because the allegations caused him serious material damages. Because of the scandal, the singer’s reputation suffered and he lost several lucrative contracts. As a result, Sanchez withdrew his claim. Why he decided to sue himself again is not specified, writes BGNES.
Ricky Martin’s lawyer commented to People about the new allegations and suggested that the singer’s nephew is afraid of a counterclaim:
“These allegations are extremely offensive and have nothing to do with reality. When this man has already made such allegations, his case should have been dismissed, not least because he himself admitted under oath that Ricky Martin never did this, in which is charged.
Ricky Martin has been married to Swedish-Syrian artist Juan Yosef for five years. The couple raised four children together, who were born to surrogate mothers.