The Puerto Rican musician has simply denied any wrongdoing while the case received significant media attention. He claimed to have been the “victim of lies” from a relative on Thursday, hours after the court’s decision.
“I’ve been performing in front of people onstage for about 40 years, “On a video that his publicists posted, he remarked. “Additionally, I’ve never, ever experienced anything as agonising as what I’ve gone through over the past two weeks.
A judge issued a restraining order in early July against the Puerto Rican singer. The order was filed under Puerto Rico’s domestic violence law, but police didn’t provide further details, including who requested the order.
But on Thursday, “the petitioner ceased his claims voluntarily; therefore the case was archived and no further procedures are required,” the judicial spokesperson told The Associated Press, speaking on condition of anonymity as required by the tribunal rules.
The hearing to review the case was scheduled for Thursday, but it took place behind closed doors and the parties attended it virtually. Outside the tribunal, several media reporters and cameras awaited.
“Just as we anticipated, the temporary protection order was not extended by the court,” Ricky Martin’s legal team said in a statement.
When the restraining order was issued, the Puerto Rico newspaper El Vocero said the order stated that Martin and the other person dated for seven months. The report quoted the order as saying that they broke up two months earlier but that the petitioner said Martin did not accept the separation and had been seen loitering near the petitioner’s house at least three times. The AP didn’t obtained a copy of the order.
“This was never anything more than a troubled individual making false allegations with absolutely nothing to substantiate them,” Martin’s legal team said Thursday. “We are glad that our client saw justice done and can now move forward with his life and his career.”
The singer is expected to perform concert Friday and Saturday with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl.