Ricky Martin’s Lawyer Denies Allegations Singer Abused His Nephew: ‘Not Only Untrue, It Is Disgusting’

An attorney for singer Ricky Martin has strongly refuted disturbing allegations that the singer abused his nephew, calling them “not only untrue” but “disgusting.”

Martin was served a restraining order in Puerto Rico in early July, citing domestic abuse. On Friday, TMZ reported that the singer’s brother, Eric Martin

identified the alleged victim as Martin’s 21-year-old nephew, according to the Spanish news site Marca.

However, attorney Martin Singer asserts that Martin’s nephew 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,” Singer said in a statement to Variety.