Ricky Martin was issued a restraining order over domestic violence allegations.Puerto Rican paper El Vocero reports Martin, 50, and the party that requested the order had dated for several months.
It also reports that the order states the two had broken up two months ago. However, it claims that Martin wouldn’t accept the breakup and he had been found hanging around the petitioner’s house.Spanish news site Marca reports that the person who requested the order was Dennis Yodiel Sanchez, the Puerto Rican singer's nephew.
Martin allegedly physically and emotionally abused Sanchez, 21, during their seven-month relationship, according to the outlet.A hearing in the case is scheduled for July 21, according to People Español.
Due to the incest allegations, Martin could face up to 50 years in prison, the magazine notes.When news of the restraining order broke, Martin’s representatives said the allegations weren’t true.“The allegations against Ricky Martin that lead to a protection order are completely false and fabricated,” they told People. “We are very confident that when the true facts come out in this matter our client Ricky Martin will be fully vindicated.”The singer also released a statement on Twitter that read, “The protection order entered against me is based on completely false allegations, so I will respond through the judicial process with the facts and the dignity that characterize me.