Ricky Martin shuts down claims of incest and domestic violence after restraining order
He has denied all claims.
Ricky Martin has denied having "any kind of sexual or romantic relationship" with his nephew after the latter reportedly placed a restraining order against him.
Martin's attorney has responded after reports were made that the pop star could see up to 50 years in prison for domestic violence charges filed by his relative.
Marty Singer, Martin's attorney, said in a statement to People: "Unfortunately, the person who made this claim is struggling with deep mental health challenges.
"Ricky Martin has, of course, never been - and would never be involved in any kind of sexual or romantic relationship with his nephew.
"The idea is not only untrue, it is disgusting. We all hope that this man gets the help he so urgently needs. But, most of all, we look forward to this awful case being dismissed as soon as a judge gets to look at the facts."
Earlier in July, a complaint was made under the Domestic Abuse Prevention and Intervention Act per the Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law.
However, the complaint did not disclose who submitted it and Martin strongly denied the allegations.
"The allegations against Ricky Martin that lead to a protection order are completely false and fabricated," representatives for the 50-year-old told People at the time.
"We are very confident that when the true facts come out in this matter our client Ricky Martin will be fully vindicated."
Also, earlier this month, police attempted to issue a restraining order in an upscale neighbourhood in Puerto Rico where Martin is from.
However, they have yet to be able to find him.
The order prevents Martin from contacting the person who issued the complaint, who is reported to be his own nephew, and a judge will decide if it should be maintained.
According to Spanish media outlet Marca, the petitioner alleges that Martin physically and psychologically attacked him during a seven-month period.
The same outlet has reported that Eric Martin, the pop star's brother, claimed that the petitioner was Ricky's nephew.