Ricky Martin sues his nephew for extortion for unfounded accusation


Attorneys for Ricky Martin on Wednesday filed a civil lawsuit in a San Juan, Puerto Rico court docket towards his nephew Dennis Yadiel Sánchez, alleging extortion, malicious persecution, abuse of rights, and damages.

Martin’s lawsuit follows a July authorized battle by which a choose in San Juan issued a safety order in favor of the entertainer’s nephew after he denounced him for harassment, a declare Martin has refuted and rejected.

Throughout a listening to on July 21, a choose determined to not prolong the momentary safety order towards Martin, as a result of his nephew requested to dismiss the case. After the listening to, the Puerto Rico Police stated that the safety order issued towards Martin can be archived since there was nothing felony pending, CNN has reported.

Within the lawsuit filed Wednesday, Martin requested monetary compensation for a complete of a minimum of $30 million, alleging that Sánchez’s actions induced “million-dollar contracts and present and future artistic projects” to be canceled.

“The financial damages caused as a result of these actions are quantified in a sum of no less than US$10 million,” it states. The court docket doc additional states that the state of affairs has induced “damage to the reputation of the plaintiff, who, until the Protection Order became public knowledge, enjoyed an impeccable reputation earned through his long artistic and altruistic career for the last almost 40 years of his life.”

CNN has made a number of makes an attempt to achieve Sánchez’s authorized illustration for remark.

These reputational damages are quantified “in a sum of not less than US $20 million,” the lawsuit states. Martin is in search of the claimed damages, curiosity, prices and lawyer’s charges.