Ricky Martin Served with Restraining Order in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rican authorities have issued a restraining order against singer Ricky Martin as a result of harassment claims made by an unknown person that was based on the U.S. territory’s domestic violence statutes.

An unidentified petitioner, who claimed to have a seven-month relationship with Martin, went straight to court without submitting a police report. 

The Puerto Rican musician, in a local report by the Puerto Rican publication El Vocero, reportedly refused to accept the petitioner’s ruling and proceeded to make regular, unwelcome contact with the person.

Martin asserted in a tweet that the charges upon which the order was based were “totally false,” and he vowed to respond to them “with the responsibility that distinguishes 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 received them with all my heart,” Martin concluded in his tweet. 

The unnamed petitioner and Martin “separated two months ago, but the petitioned [Martin] does not accept this. 

Based on the court document published on El Vocero, Martin calls him frequently, and the petitioner has observed him lingering about his apartment on at least three occasions. 

The unnamed petitioner worries for their safety,” the court document said.

Martin, according to the court order, was not allowed to “approach, harass, intimidate, threaten, or in any other manner interfere” with the petitioner.

When the order expires on July 21, a hearing is scheduled.

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