Ricky Martin

Ricky Martin Could Face 50 Years in Prison After New Developments Arise in Domestic Dispute

Ricky Martin’s accuser has been named, not long after he denied the claims made against him in a domestic violence restraining order filed in Puerto Rico.

After the complaint was made anonymously under Law 54, also known as the Domestic Abuse Prevention and Intervention Act, Martin’s brother Eric Martin told Marca that the victim is the artist’s nephew Dennis Yadiel Sanchez.

According to what his 21-year-old nephew said, he ended a seven-month relationship with Martin, and the “Tu Recuerdo” singer did not like it. He kept trying to get in touch with him and hung out in front of his house, he said.

Sanchez also said that there was both physical and mental abuse during the time they were together. On July 21, the court case will start.

Allegations of incest are taken very seriously by the law in Puerto Rico. The artist could get up to 50 years in prison if they are found guilty.

Representatives for Ricky Martin told PEOPLE earlier this month that the accusations against him that led to a protection order are completely false and made up. “We are sure that when the truth about this situation comes out, our client Ricky Martin will be completely cleared.”

On July 4, the singer of “Livin’ La Vida Loca” strongly denied the claims on Twitter, expressing hope that everything would be fine.

Martin wrote, “The protection order against me is based on completely false claims, so I will respond in court with the facts and the dignity that define me.” “Since the legal case is still going on, I can’t say much about it right now. I’m thankful for all the messages of support, which I read with all my heart.”

Martin hasn’t said anything else since then.