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INTERNATIONAL – As if nothing had happened. A week after Ricky Martin was thrust into the heart of a scandal, the case comes to an end. His 21-year-old nephew, Dennis Yadiel Sanchez, who accused the artist of incest and violence, ended up withdrawing his complaint.
The restraining order against the artist was lifted this Thursday, July 21, following a hearing in Puerto Rico. The singer then did not wait to make it known on his Instagram account.
“It has never been anything more than a troubled individual making false allegations with absolutely nothing to back them up,” reads the statement relayed by Ricky Martin.
“I don’t wish this on anyone”
The Puerto Rican singer also returned to the case in a video relayed by TMZ. “I’m in front of the cameras today because I really need to talk to start my healing process,” he begins.
“I’m glad those claims have been debunked, but I’ll tell you the truth, it’s been so painful – it’s been devastating for me, for my family, for my friends. I don’t wish that on anyone,” he tells the camera.
″To the person who said this nonsense, I wish the best, and I hope that he finds help to be able to start a new life filled with love, truth and joy, and that he does not do more hurt anyone. Now my priority is healing…with music. I can’t wait to get back on stage. I can’t wait to be back in front of the cameras and entertaining, which is what I do best,” he concludes.
Before the withdrawal of his complaint, Dennis Yadiel Sanchez claimed to have regularly had sexual relations for seven months with his uncle. He accused Ricky Martin of having physically and psychologically assaulted him, but also of not having accepted the end of their relationship. He claimed that the singer had then gone several times to the outskirts of his home.
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