Ricky Martin sues his nephew for extortion, seeking $20 million
On Wednesday, the “King of Latin Pop” Ricky Martin, countered the initial accuser’s $20 million lawsuit against him by filing his own for $20 million for the crime of extortion. The complaint stems from the original accuser’s claim that Martin sexually abused his nephew when he was a child.
The lawsuit filed in the Court of First Instance of San Juan, Puerto Rico alleges that the artist has suffered financial losses and reputational damage as a result of an unfounded accusation made against the singer by Dennis Yadiel Sanchez a few months ago. Sanchez falsely accused Martin of having a seven-month affair and having committed incest in an effort to comfort a relative.
Based on information obtained by TMZ, Ricky Martin claims in his lawsuit that Dennis has continued to harass him even after the case was dismissed and the restraining order against him was withdrawn by the court. According to Ricky, Dennis has sent him multiple messages on Instagram in which he threatens to “assassinate his reputation and integrity” unless the singer pays him a monetary sum.
The same lawsuit claims that for at least four months, Ricky Martin received at least ten messages each day on the Instagram network, and that whoever sent them is obviously a “individual maladjusted.”