Ricky Martin has been vindicated in court.
As we’ve been reporting, the 50-year-old singer was accused by his 21-year-old nephew of having an incestuous affair with him, and then allegedly harassing and stalking him afterwards. Ricky immediately argued his innocence in the matter, and prepared to have his say about it in court when the time came. Now, it appears that will not be necessary.
According to TMZ, a judge has dismissed the nephew’s temporary restraining order that was originally issued earlier this month. That happened now because, per the outlet, the singer’s nephew has withdrawn his claims. Ricky’s legal team spoke to the news outlet about the accusation having been pulled back:
“Just as we had anticipated, the temporary protection order was not extended by the court. The accuser confirmed to the court that his decision to dismiss the matter was his alone, without any outside influence or pressure.”
The team also claimed it was apparently the accuser’s decision alone to drop the allegation against Martin. Satisfied with the outcome, the Livin’ La Vida Loca performer is now ready to move on with his life:
“And the accuser confirmed he was satisfied with his legal representation in the matter. The request came from the accuser asking to dismiss the case. This was never anything more than a troubled individual making false allegations with absolutely nothing to substantiate them. We are glad that our client saw justice done and can now move forward with his life and his career.”
So that’s quite an abrupt end to what had been a shocking story.
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