Ricky Martin sues his nephew for extortion for unfounded accusation

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CNN  — 

Attorneys for Ricky Martin connected Wednesday filed a civilian suit successful a San Juan, Puerto Rico tribunal against his nephew Dennis Yadiel Sánchez, alleging extortion, malicious persecution, maltreatment of rights, and damages.

Martin’s suit follows a July ineligible battle successful which a justice successful San Juan issued a extortion bid successful favour of the entertainer’s nephew aft helium denounced him for harassment, a assertion Martin has refuted and rejected.

During a proceeding connected July 21, a justice decided not to widen the impermanent extortion bid against Martin, due to the fact that his nephew asked to disregard the case. After the hearing, the Puerto Rico Police said that the extortion bid issued against Martin would beryllium archived since determination was thing transgression pending, CNN has reported.

In the suit filed Wednesday, Martin requested fiscal compensation for a full of astatine slightest $30 million, alleging that Sánchez’s actions caused “million-dollar contracts and contiguous and aboriginal creator projects” to beryllium canceled.

“The fiscal damages caused arsenic a effect of these actions are quantified successful a sum of nary little than US$10 million,” it states. The tribunal papers further states that the concern has caused “damage to the estimation of the plaintiff, who, until the Protection Order became nationalist knowledge, enjoyed an impeccable estimation earned done his agelong creator and altruistic vocation for the past astir 40 years of his life.”

CNN has made aggregate attempts to scope Sánchez’s ineligible practice for comment.

These reputational damages are quantified “in a sum of not little than US $20 million,” the suit states. Martin is seeking the claimed damages, interest, costs and attorney’s fees.

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