Ricky Martin has been issued with a restraining order by a judge in Puerto Rico. Axel Valencia, a spokesperson for the Puerto Rico police, told the AP that, while full details cannot be released, the order was made under Puerto Rico’s domestic violence law.
The order bars Martin from having any contact with the person who petitioned the court who, according to Puerto Rico newspaper El Vocero, is a man who Martin dated for seven months before splitting up two months ago. The newspaper goes on to allege that Martin has been unhappy with the break-up and has been spotted in the vicinity of his ex’s house on several occasions. The order specifies that “the petitioner fears for his safety.”
Writing in Twitter on 4 July, Martin denied the allegations, saying, “The protection order entered against me is based on completely false allegations, so I will respond through the
judicial process with the facts and the dignity that characterize me.
“Because it is an ongoing legal matter, I cannot make detailed statements at this time. I am grateful for the countless messages of solidarity, and I receive them with all my heart.”
Representatives for Martin described the allegations as “completely false and fabricated,” continuing,“We are very confident that when the true facts come out in this matter our client Ricky Martin will be fully vindicated,” they said.