Pop star Ricky Martin (50) is suing his nephew in his native Puerto Rico. He had previously made serious allegations against the singer, only to then ask the court to drop the case. Martin is now seeking $20 million in damages as the untrue claims have damaged his reputation. That reports "Deadline".
As "EW" reports, the lawsuit also states that even before the allegations, Martin's nephew publicly boasted that he was related to the singer, bombarded him with messages on WhatsApp and Instagram and on one occasion his private cell phone number all in one posted on social network.
Martin had vehemently denied allegations that he had been in a sexual relationship with his relative until the trial was terminated around nine weeks ago. At the time, the US celebrity portal "TMZ" published a video in which the musician spoke of a "painful" experience and explained: "It was devastating for me, for my family, for my friends. I don't wish that on anyone."