Ricky Martin denies restraining order allegations

Police had a difficult time finding Martin to serve him the order

Updated: July 3, 2022 - 9:44pm

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Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin on Sunday denied the allegations mentioned against him in a restraining order, after police said they were unable to locate him to serve the order. 

"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," Martin tweeted in a statement, hours after initially tweeting the same statement, but in Spanish.

"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," Martin added. 

Police said Saturday that authorities were unable to find Martin in his town of Dorado, Puerto Rico, to serve him the order, The Associated Press reported. It remains unclear whether the order has been formally been served yet. 

Puerto Rican outlet El Vocero reported that the restraining order states, as translated, that the parties were in a relationship for 7 months, but separated 2 months ago. The petitioner claimed Martin frequently calls, and that he has seen the singer around his house on several occasions.

"The petitioner fears for his safety," the complaint adds.

In a Facebook Live video, Martin's brother Eric Martin claimed that a nephew filed the order. 

He said he did not think his brother was capable of the allegations and asked for prayers for the family, El Vocero said.

Martin married painter Jwan Yosef in 2017, and they have two children together.