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 in opposition to 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.

During a listening to on July 21, a choose determined to not prolong the short-term safety order in opposition to 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 in opposition to Martin could be archived since there was nothing felony pending, CNN has reported.

In the lawsuit filed Wednesday, Martin requested monetary compensation for a complete of no less than $30 million, alleging that Sánchez’s actions triggered “million-dollar contracts and current and future inventive tasks” to be canceled.

“The monetary damages triggered because of these actions are quantified in a sum of at least US$10 million,” it states. The court docket doc additional states that the scenario has triggered “harm to the fame of the plaintiff, who, till the Protection Order turned public information, loved an impeccable fame earned by means of his lengthy inventive and altruistic profession for the final nearly 40 years of his life.”

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

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

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