The legal team of Ricky Martin assured this Saturday, July 3, that the accusations of alleged domestic violence against the artist are “completely false”, after a protection order was issued against him.
A judge issued the order, according to the Puerto Rico police. It was signed on Friday the 1st, and the authorities visited a luxury neighborhood in Dorado, where the singer lives, to try to exercise it.
Police spokesman Axel Valencia told The Associated Press (AP) that the artist could not be located.
Ricky Martin reacts to restraining order against him
The Puerto Rican’s lawyers set a position on behalf of the 50-year-old singer.
“The allegations against Ricky Martin, leading to a protective order, they are completely false“Says the statement from his legal team released by Perfect Partners, the singer’s public relations firm in Puerto Rico.
The response comes after the Puerto Rico Police confirmed that they are in the process of processing a protection order issued against the singer for a complaint under Law 54, which protects victims of domestic violence.
The order was issued by Judge Raiza Cajigas Campbell, of the Court of First Instance of San Juan, after an ex parte request, the Police reported in a statement.
As it is a case under the Law for the Prevention and Intervention with Domestic Violence, the police do not reveal the name of the petitioning party.
Who is behind the restraining order against Ricky Martin?
Until now, little information is known about the person who requested the restraining order against Ricky Martin.
According to the Puerto Rican newspaper El Vocero, the order indicates that the parties they dated for seven months and they separated two years ago, but the artist has not accepted this separation.
The document alleges that the artist frequently calls the plaintiff and has loitered around his residence on at least three occasions. According to the newspaper, “the petitioner fears for his safety”.