Ricky Martin denies 'fabricated' domestic abuse allegations

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  • A temporary domestic abuse restraining order has been filed against Ricky Martin in Puerto Rico.
  • Martin has since denied allegations of domestic abuse.
  • The restraining order is reportedly set to expire on 21 July, and a hearing has been set for that date.


Ricky Martin has denied domestic abuse allegations after a judge issued a restraining order against the Puerto Rican superstar at the weekend.

A police spokesperson told the Associated Press on Saturday that officers visited the town of Dorado, where the Livin' La Vida Loca singer lives, in an attempt to serve him the order but that "up until now, police haven't been able to find him." 

The spokesperson also said the temporary document was filed under Puerto Rico's domestic violence law and that the person who filed for the restraining order did not contact the police and instead submitted their request directly to a court.

According to El Vocero, a Puerto Rico newspaper, the order states that Martin and the other party –whose identity is unknown – dated for seven months. The report quotes the court documents as saying they broke up two months ago, but the petitioner says Martin did not accept the separation and has been seen loitering near the petitioner's house at least three times.

Martin has since issued a statement via his rep, denying the allegations. The singer's rep told E! News, "The allegations against Ricky Martin that lead to a protection order are completely false and fabricated. We are very confident that when the true facts come out in this matter, our client Ricky Martin will be fully vindicated."

The singer-songwriter released a second statement on Twitter, saying, "The protection order entered against me is based on completely false allegations."

Martin added that because it is an "ongoing legal matter" he cannot make any further statements. He also thanks his fans an follwers for "messages of solidarity".

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The restraining order is reportedly set to expire on 21 July, and a hearing has been set for that date.

Martin has been married to artist Jwan Josef since 2017. The couple share a son and daughter, while the singer also has twins born from gestational surrogacy before he met his husband.

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