Ricky Martin recorded a video message in which he first commented on allegations of harassment: his nephew had previously accused the musician of stalking after the breakup of a love relationship.
Ricky Martin spoke about the previous day's trial, saying that he had previously kept quiet at the request of the judiciary, but now he is going to focus on “healing”.
I'm in front of the cameras today because I really need to speak up to start the healing process. For two weeks I was not allowed to defend myself because I followed a procedure whereby the law required me to remain silent until I was brought before a judge, — he stated in a video that was released by TMZ.
Thank God the claims turned out to be false, but I'll tell you the truth. It was very painful. It was devastating for me, for my family, for my friends. I don’t wish this on anyone.
The musician spoke to his nephew, whom he wished all the best.
I wish that he finds help so that he can start a new life full of love, truth and joy and not harm anyone.
Now my priority is healing. How can I be healed? With the help of music. I can't wait to get back on stage. I can't wait to be in front of the cameras again.
21-year-old Dennis Sanchez sued the singer and claimed they had an affair that ended earlier this year. However, according to his nephew, Martin could not accept the breakup and began to pursue him. The musician was threatened with up to 50 years in prison, however, after the meeting that took place the day before, all charges were dropped.
The prosecutor confirmed to the court that the decision to dismiss the case was made by him independently, without any external influence or pressure, — representatives of the artist said.
Recently, this is not the first scandal around Ricky Martin: for example, it became known earlier that the former manager of the singer, Rebecca Drucker, accused him of not paying money for her work.