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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…

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

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

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.

whynot
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whynot

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.

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

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

Steve
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Steve

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.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

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.

Damien
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Damien

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.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

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… Read more »

Satan
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Satan

Unholy shit!!

Viewer88
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Viewer88

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… Read more »

Contessa Echo DiSavoy
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Contessa Echo DiSavoy

He wont be shaking his bon bon in the clink.

Steve
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Steve

You may have my favorite profile name here ever!

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GH’s Brook Kerr and Tabyana Ali Talk On: Trina’s Trial, Spencer and Rory, And Their On-Screen Mother/Daughter Relationship

Currently, General Hospital fans are awaiting the verdict in Trina’s trial and just what lengths her mother will go to in order to secure her freedom! With the story playing out on-air, Michael Farman chatted in a new virtual interview with the two women central to the story; Brook Kerr (Portia) and Tabyana Ali (Trina).

As viewers know, Trina was set-up by Esme Prince (Avery Pohl), to make it appear that she taped her best friends, Cameron (William Lipton) and Josslyn (Eden McCoy) having sex, and then posted the video from her phone, so it went viral.

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During the conversation for You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel, Tabyana and Brook weigh-in on what’s gone down at the trial including; how Spencer Cassadine came forward with an alibi for Trina, plus how Portia may put her medical career at risk if she brings Esme’s partner in crime, Oz, out of his coma to get the evidence they need to point the finger on Esme.

 

In addition, Tabyana and Brook share their thoughts on the men in Trina’s life: Spencer Cassadine (Nicholas Alexander Chavez) and Rory Cabrera (Michael Blake Kruse), and how the #Sprina has a life of its own on social media.

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Brook also shares dishes on Portia’s romantic relationship with Curtis (Donnell Turner), plus the recent noteworthy scenes between Portia and Stella (Vernee Watson), where GH shed light on a mother’s concern; that racial injustice could factor in to the jury’s decision in Trina’s case.

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Tabyana also discusses working alongside GH co-stars, Maura West (Ava) and Carolyn Hennesy (Diane), and what it was like taking over the role of Trina from popular fan favorite, Sydney Mikayla.

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Check out the full chat with Brook and Tabyana below.

Do you want Trina to end up with Spencer or Rory? Will the jury exonerate Trina? What was your favorite part of the conversation with Brook and Tabyana? Let us know in the comment section.

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Kin Shriner Celebrates 45-Year Milestone as General Hospital’s Scott Baldwin

What would General Hospital be without Kin Shriner, who has always played Scott Baldwin to the hilt with unique style and acting chops? Today on August 2nd, Kin marks his 45th anniversary with the ABC daytime drama series, and the series just would never be the same without his four decades plus of performances, making him an enduring fan favorite.

Shriner debuted on GH back on this date in 1977.  Scott’s love story with Laura (Genie Francis) would begin to set a new trajectory for GH. Later, when Laura married Luke (Tony Geary) in 1981, and Scott made a shocking appearance at the reception and caught the bouquet, the character turned to the dark side which started a new era of story for Scott/Laura/Luke and more.

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Scott is the stepson of attorney, Lee Baldwin (the late Peter Hansen) and Dr. Gail Adamson (the late Susan Brown); although through the years they tangled over differences, the family loved and cared for one another.

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In more recent years, Scott’s legal eagle courtroom antics are always a must-see for viewers, as well as any time Shriner gets to show Scott’s emotional side, such as the time he learned his son Franco (Roger Howarth) had died.

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Kin’s scenes with his current on-screen love interest, Kathleen Gati (Liesl) are always a delight for GH fans, as well.

In addition to his General Hospital run, Shriner appeared as Scott in the GH spinoff; Port Charles from 1997-2000 and again in 2001.

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Share your congratulations to Kin on his 45th anniversary in the comment section, and then let us know what has been your favorite Scott Baldwin scene through the years. 

But first, in case you missed it, check out our interview last year with Kin on the Michael Fairman Channel below.

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General Hospital’s Maura West Delivers The ‘Power Performance of the Week’

On last Thursday and Friday’s episode of General Hospital, the ABC soap opera finally moved the story forward with the reveal to Ava (Maura West) that Nikolas (Marcus Coloma) and Esme (Avery Pohl) slept together, and within it, fans got to witness the beginning of the fallout and the reaction as played by three-time Daytime Emmy-winner and enduring fan favorite, Maura West.

As one might expect, the material in the hands of the mighty West, and the acting choices she makes are always intriguing and masterful.

In story, things start to unravel for Ava, when outside Trina’s (Tabyana Ali) courtroom trial, Esme and Ava have a confrontation.  It is there that Esme snarks at Ava, that she has the ability to destroy her world.  When Ava dares her to try, Nikolas shows up on the scene begging Esme to stop.  However, a manipulative Esme says, “Too late, I’m ending this right here, right now.” After lighting the fire, Esme walks off telling Nikolas to have a nice chit chat with his wife.

Next, Ava and Nikolas go to a private office, and Nikolas tells her that he made a huge mistake. A now suspicious Ava, asks, “What kind of mistake?” Nikolas then goes on to explain how he slept with Esme, just once, when he thought his relationship with Ava had tanked and had suffered irreparable damage.

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What comes after was where West shined, as a sarcastic Ava quipped, “Poor you, seduced by a high school graduate.”  Ava, then launches into that she thought she married a man, but instead she married a spineless weakling, and now she is going to burn him to the ground.

Later at Wyndemere, as Esme is frantically packing her suitcase and taking with her the all-important envelope linking her to Ryan (Jon Lindstrom), Ava appears and a confrontation begins with Ava calling out Esme as a, “conniving little whore”. Esme flaps back that Ava slept with both Morgan and Sonny (Maurice Benard)! Having put two and two together, Ava says she know that Esme is responsible for the revenge sex tape of Cameron (Willian Lipton) and Joss (Eden McCoyand setting fire to her car.

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Ava has wised up from all of Esme’s nasty statements and has come to realize that everything Esme has done including sleeping with Nikolas, feels like a targeted, planned attack on her, and she knows there is more to this story than Esme has ever let on.  When Ava spots the envelope in Esme’s suitcase, she goes to get it, but Esme grabs it from her. Then, with a steely warning, Ava tells Esme that she will be going to the courthouse now to exonerate Trina, and if she doesn’t, Ava will make sure Esme disappears and no one will ever be able to find her alive.

Now, while some viewers may be waiting for a knock-down drag-out catfight, we don’t know what will happen on Monday or Tuesday’s episode, but sometimes it’s more delicious just letting the words and its intentions drive the action, and West delivered the goods in spades in scenes with Marcus Coloma and Avery Pohl.

For all the reasons stated above, Michael Fairman TV names Maura West’s work as The Power Performance of the Week.

What did you think of Maura’s performance in the scenes where Ava finds out Nikolas slept with Esme and Ava’s confrontation later with Esme? What do you hope happens next?  Share your thoughts and theories via the comment section.  But firstm check out some moments from West’s performance below.

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