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REPORT: Ricky Martin Could Face Up to 50 Years in Prison Over Domestic Abuse and Incest Allegations

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UPDATED: Global superstar and General Hospital alum, Ricky Martin (Ex-Miguel, 1994-1995) finds himself embroiled in a scandal after new allegations have come to light in the domestic abuse case filed against him, as well as the restraining order.  On Friday, a report from the Spanish news site Marca, shared the the alleged victim is Martin’s 21-year-old nephew, Dennis Yadiel Sanchez.  Ricky Martin’s brother, Eric Martin is said to have identified the alleged victim.

However, late Friday, Marty Singer, a lawyer for the singer issued this statement to Deadline: “Ricky Martin never had ‘any kind of sexual or romantic relationship with his nephew’. Unfortunately, the person who made this claim is struggling with deep mental health challenges. Ricky Martin has, of course, never been – and would never be 0 involved in any kind of sexual or romantic relationship with his nephew.”  He added, “The idea is not only untrue, it is disgusting.”

Ricky is set to go to court July 21st in Puerto Rico, and under Puerto Rican law, there are harsh penalties for sexual crimes when the alleged victim is related to the accused. Marca is reporting that if convicted, Martin could serve up to 50 years behind bars.

In the report, Sanchez ended a 7-month relationship with Martin and allegedly Ricky did not take it well, and continued to contact his nephew and even show up at his house. The singer’s nephew alleges that Ricky physically and emotionally abused him.

Earlier this month, representatives for Martin shared in a statement to PEOPLE: “The allegations against Ricky Martin that lead to a protection order are completely false and fabricated We are very confident that when the true facts come out in this matter our client Ricky Martin will be fully vindicated.”

Martin took to Twitter also earlier this month and shared: “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. 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.”

All of this comes on the heels of Martin being sued by his former manager Rebecca Drucker for over $3 million in unpaid commissions.  In her complaint, Drucker claims she helped him navigate what she calls a “potentially career-ending allegation,” back in 2020.  The claim also says that because of Drucker, Martin emerged ‘unscathed and proceeded with his professional resurgence.”

So, what do you think about the domestic abuse and incest claims against Ricky? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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All I can say is we need to wait and hear all of the facts. It is unclear how old his nephew was when this alleged relationship was happening? IDK if this is true or false, I would be a good juror in the case. Sad if it is true. ): Definitely need much more information before deciding who is telling the truth…

I guess he’s living la vida loca now!!!
God, I hope this isn’t true.

James, I was going to make the same comment you made with your first sentence. But I also share the sentiments of your second sentence. It’s really tragic.

So you both believe that allegations of sexual abuse are a great cause for an attempt at comedy. Plus, it’s irresponsible to post what the sentence will be for a crime that hasn’t even been proven to be true yet.

Great points, whynot. There was no malice intended on my part, but I do thank you.

Wish this site (and others that are soap-centric) stray away from the gossipy items like this and Burton’s divorce. Stick to commentary about the shows.

I’m inclined to agree, Steve, mainly because folks rush to their own judgment before facts are known. Facts that, frankly, I don’t WANT to know. There are many more topics I’d rather discuss, mostly plot related, that never surface here and would be a lot more enjoyable.

Exactly!
Like why don’t any of these ‘soap’ bloggers , sites, report about how crappy and dismal Y n R has become?! In any event there s never any articles here about y n r in general. The show has lost its soul.

I know, Damien. In my view, what’s really wrong about Y&R right now is: the return of Diane; the continual and redundant shafting of Adam; way too much of dull Nate and obnoxious Armani (or whatever her bloody name is); sending Nick back to Newman AGAIN; ignoring Kevin, Jill, Esther; and only token appearances of Traci, Ashley, and Christine. There’s no joy, no warmth, no family moments (and don’t tell me that witch Victoria’s gleeful ousting of Adam warrants a cheer as they shamelessly did last week). The Ashland comeuppance was too long in coming and deeply non-dramatic in its execution. Are we really supposed to root for Victoria? She’s repulsive and her adolescent jealousy of Adam requires MAJOR therapy. And Diane ruins every day for me, not to mention Jack’s ridiculous reactions to her. Wow, that’s a lot of stuff to fix! I hate being this negative about a show I’ve watched since episode ONE. But it’s for that reason I feel obliged to express my disdain. I want my show back!

Unholy shit!!

Are you behind this Satan?
It sure seems to be a media ploy in the days of waning wokeness to steal a few more souls?

Steve is right? Who cares? Who should care? Bad on you Michael Fairman for getting this completely wrong! The parties involved should care, everyone else in the world has life to live.

If it’s true, I just hope the poor kid has proof, if not even if he’s mentally ill, tptb will bury him alive…and it’s more likely the uncle is mentally ill, but profitable to those in power…slavery is alive and well, and in this age has benefits.

Enjoy your salad master .

Viewer88

He wont be shaking his bon bon in the clink.

You may have my favorite profile name here ever!

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‘General Hospital’ Reignites Scott’s Feud with Sonny Over His Past Misdeeds of His Late Daughter, Karen Wexler

In what now seems like many moons ago, Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) was a small-time mobster who owned a strip club in Port Charles. He enticed a young Karen Wexler (Cari Shayne) to work as a stripper at the Paradise Lounge.

But things got worse from there! Sonny convinced Karen that stripping was her idea, and he eventually got her hooked on drugs and into his bed!

Karen’s father, Scott Baldwin (Kin Shriner) has never forgotten what Sonny did Karen and for years wanted to take him down when he was the D.A. Fast-forward and on Wednesday’s February 28th episode of GH, Scott visited Karen’s gravesite on her birthday.

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However, Scott had a visitor at the gravesite when John “Jagger” Cates also showed up to pay respects to his ex-wife.  This was the first time Scott laid eyes on the new incarnation of “Jagger’ on-screen as played by Adam J. Harrington.

Scott realizes he might have an ally to put the screws to Sonny after John reveals the pain and sorrow he still has over what Sonny did to Karen. Speaking to his former son-in-law about the break-up of his daughter’s marriage to him, Scott pipes up that Sonny, “walks around like he’s the mayor.” Then, Scott shouts to John, “Make him pay! Take him out!”‘

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In Karen’s backstory: after getting help, Karen was reunited with “Jagger” and left Sonny. The two married and left Port Charles. Karen returned as medical student and had divorced “Jagger” in 1997, and the character landed on the General Hospital spinoff soap opera, Port Charles. Eventually, Karen was struck by a car and died. Three actresses played the role during Karen’s history: Cari Shayne, Jennifer Hammon and Marie Wilson.

Watch Scott and John talk about their vendetta against Sonny Corinthos in key scenes from GH below. Now let us know, do you think Sonny should pay for his manipulation of Karen Wexler many years ago? Comment below.

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General Hospital’s Kate Mansi on Her First Scenes with Eva LaRue: “It Was So Tense and Uncomfortable, Which Was So Fun For Us.”

This week, General Hospital viewers have witnessed the arrival of Eva LaRue as Blaze’s (Jacqueline Grace Lopez) mother, Natalia. When Natalia blew into her daughter’s life, she also caught Kristina (Kate Mansi) in bed. The next moment, Mansi and LaRue played the awkwardness of the scene.

In the story, and at that point, Natalia apparently didn’t have a clue that her daughter is gay, so finding Kristina is her daughter’s room was puzzling to her.

Kate Mansi spoke to Soap Opera Digest on her introduction to soap veteran LaRue, who has appeared on All My Children as Maria Santos and won a Daytime Emmy for her role as Celeste Rosales on The Young and the Restless.

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“She just came in like such a freaking pro,” shared Kate on LaRue. “She was so good. It was such a funny first introduction for our characters – it was written so well and it was so tense and uncomfortable, which was so fun for us.”

The two actresses instantly created a bond. As Mansi explained, “Right away, we were doing these funny one-liners back and forth (between scenes). Blaze said something like, ‘Kristina is more than my friend, she’s my partner,’ and then they’d call, ‘Cut!’ and Eva and I would look and each other and we’d be like, ‘She means writing partner,’ or she’d be like, ‘Yeah, yeah, she means producing partner, right?’ We were just dying laughing.”

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On Wednesday’s episode of GH, Natalia learned Blaze was gay, but isn’t quite believing her, thinking she had been somehow influenced by Kristina.  In the key scenes, Blaze tells Natalia that Kristina is more than her friend. She’s her girlfriend. Blaze asks if her mother heard what she truly said, and Natalia claims she did, but then starts cleaning up the place as a method of trying to cope with what she just heard.

Things get testy when Blaze says, “Kristina and I…” Next, Natalia cuts her daughter off, firmly saying, “There is no Kristina and you!”

So, did you enjoy the tension-filled scenes between Kate Mansi and Eva LaRue? Are you liking where GH is heading with the story of a disapproving and religious mother, trying to come to terms with her daughter and her girlfriend’s sexuality? Comment below.

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Maurice Benard Reveals All My Children’s Lee Meriweather and Daughter’s Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

At the beginning of the latest episode of General Hospital star, Maurice Benard’s (Sonny Corinthos) State of Mind series, he delivered some heartbreaking news with a purpose.

Kyle Oldham, the daughter of former All My Children star, Lee Meriwether (ex-Ruth Martin), who previously made a guest appearance on Benard’s show, returned for a new interview which will be coming soon.

During their conversation, Oldham shared that her beloved mother has Alzheimer’s. Sadly, according to Benard, Kyle also revealed she has been diagnosed with the disease as well.

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Maurice expressed, “We talked about her mother and having Alzheimer’s and it was an amazing interview. And then Kyle said, ‘I gotta tell you something. I have Alzheimer’s.’”

Apparently, Kyle has agreed to come on State of Mind, periodically as the effects of Alzheimer’s take a hold of her to help educate others. “We decided that she was gonna come in … she was gonna call me and tell me as she progresses,” Benard shared. “She was going to come in again so the audience could see with their eyes what Alzheimer’s does to someone.”

Benard’s guest for this current episode of State of Mind was Vernee Watson (Stella, GH), who along with Maurice, was part of the Alzheimer’s storyline on the ABC daytime drama series that saw Mike Corbin (Max Gail) eventually pass away.

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As for Lee Meriwether, not only is she known for her role on AMC, but also for her roles as Catwoman in Batman: The Movie, and The Courtship of Eddie’s Father, and for the television series, Barnaby Jones, the New Andy Griffith Show and The Munsters to name only a few.

In soap operas, Meriwether was cast in The Young Marrieds years prior to her time on All My Children where she replaced Mary Fickett in the matriarchal role in the Martin family. She played the role from 1996-99, 2002-03, and 2007-11.

Meriwether’s daughter, Kyle Oldham, has been an actress and spokesperson herself through the years. She appeared on The Price is Right for over 14 years until she couldn’t anymore after going through multiple surgeries in her adult life.

You can check out the full episode of State of Mind with Maurice an Vernee below.

Share your thoughts on the sad news of both Lee Meriwether and her daughter Kyle Oldham, battling the effects of Alzheimer’s disease in the comment section below.

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