Puerto Rico Court Hearing: Ricky Martin Restraining Order Dismissed

Ricky Martin will not face a restraining orders or potential felony charges in Puerto Rico.

Today’s court hearing on an unincorporated U.S. Territory island saw a judge dismiss a previously granted TRO and decline to extend it. “Just as we had anticipated, the temporary protection order was not extended by the Court,”Deadline received this morning from Martin’s lawyers.

“The accuser confirmed to the court that his decision to dismiss the matter was his alone, without any outside influence or pressure, and the accuser confirmed he was satisfied with his legal representation in the matter,” added attorneys Joaquín Monserrate Matienzo, Carmelo Dávila and Harry Mansanet Pastrano. “The request came from the accuser asking to dismiss the case.

The actress, who appeared virtually from Los Angeles this morning is the “Livin’ la Vida Loca”The Puerto Rico court was not addressed by the singer.

Puerto Rico’s Judge granted the TRO against Martin in the midst of domestic violence allegations made by Martin, an Emmy nominee. With the identity of the applicant sealed at the time, it became evident in ensuing days that it was Martin’s 21-year old nephew who was making the allegations. The claim was the duo had a seven-month long romantic and sexual relationship, and that Martin couldn’t accept it ending. The nephew claimed in court papers last month that he was the one who ended it. “fears for his safety.”

The initial petition for the restraining order was made under the island’s Law 54, also known as the Domestic Abuse Prevention and Intervention Act.

“This was never anything more than a troubled individual making false allegations with absolutely nothing to substantiate them,” Martin’s Puerto Rico-based legal team went on to say after Thursday’s hearing. “We are glad that our client saw justice done and can now move forward with his life and his career.”

The language from the Puerto Rico lawyers in many ways mirrors that of Martin’s heavyweight Hollywood attorney Marty Singer from late last week. “Unfortunately, the person who made this claim is struggling with deep mental health challenges,” the Lavely & Singer partner said on July 15. “Ricky Martin has, of course, never been — and would never be– involved in any kind of sexual or romantic relationship with his nephew,” Singer added. “The idea is not only untrue, it is disgusting.”

Martin is still facing possible rough justice on the mainland, even though the Puerto Rico accusations have been dropped. TheMrs American PieActor was subject to a $3 million lawsuit by his manager Rebecca Drucker, who is on-again/off again. The suit stemmed from unpaid commissions that were dated June 29. Drucker claims in her complaint that she saved Martin, who was allegedly abusing substances, from a lawsuit worth $3 million. “potentially career-ending allegation in September 2020.”

No formal response from Martin’s lawyers to Drucker’s suit has appeared in the Los Angeles Superior Court docket,yet.

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