Ricky Martin is accused of violence and incest. The singer faces up to 50 years in prison

08:22 16 July Kyiv, Ukraine

The nephew of Puerto Rican superstar Ricky Martin has accused the singer of physical and psychological abuse during their long-term sexual relationship. The artist faces up to 50 years in prison. This is reported by the Spanish newspaper Marca.

Dennis Adil Sanchez, 21, is reportedly the son of Ricky Martin's sister.. The guy claims that his relationship with his uncle lasted about seven months and was broken off at the initiative of the young man a couple of months ago.

It is noted that the lawyers of the 50-year-old singer are preparing a defense. They state that Sanchez himself was recently convicted of harassing a woman.

"We are confident that when the true facts in this matter become known, our client Ricky Martin will be fully acquitted," the defense quoted the publication as saying.

According to the newspaper, the trial is due to start on July 21. On the same day, Dennis Adil Sanchez will answer questions from the judge.

As you know, Ricky Martin has a husband - the Swedish-Syrian artist Jwan Yosef. The couple has four children who were born to them by surrogate mothers.

Earlier, the singer admitted that he suffered from post-traumatic disorder after an interview with The Mirror journalist Barbara Walters, who persuaded him to come out.