Ricky Martin Denies Having ‘Sexual or Romantic Relationship’ with His Nephew

Ricky Martin never had “any kind of sexual or romantic relationship with his nephew,”

” a lawyer for the singer said Friday as his client faces allegations of domestic abuse from the younger family member in Puerto Rico.

“Unfortunately, the person who made this claim is struggling with deep mental health challenges,” Martin’s lawyer Marty Singer told Deadline today.

“Ricky Martin has, of course, never been and would never be involved in any kind of sexual or romantic relationship with his nephew,”

The Hollywood heavyweight litigator added. “The idea is not only untrue, it is disgusting.”

“We all hope that this man gets the help he so urgently needs,” Singer said. “But, most of all, we look forward to this awful case being dismissed as soon as a judge gets to look at the facts.”

Martin has been confronted with a temporary restraining order in past weeks and most recently with further claims of violence and more in the fallout of a supposed seven-month intimate affair with the 21-year nephew.