MIAMI.- After Dennis Sanchez Martin sued his uncle, the singer Ricky Martinon charges of sexual harassment against him when he was a minor, a Puerto Rican interpreter filed a lawsuit for extortion, malicious stalking, abuse of rights.
During a virtual hearing in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the singer’s defense demanded that Sanchez Martin undergo a mental health examination as they claimed the man had been in a mental hospital in the past, according to People magazine.
“We have filed a motion asking for a subpoena to obtain some of the documents, including about the Capestrano hospital and other organizations,” Ricky Martin’s lawyer, Dora L. Montserrat, told the judge hearing the case.
“At the moment, we don’t know about the damage. What we are doing is that we are going to use the doctor that is on the record of the case, Dr. Maria Arroyo, who is a psychiatrist, and the evaluation date of the defendant (Dennis Sanchez Martin) also needs to be agreed,” he added.
Similarly, Dennis Sanchez Martin’s legal team stated that they would also require Ricky Martin to take a mental health test.
“Of course, we will make our request, given what we allege in the counterclaim, which is the situation of sexual abuse of a minor. And in that sense, we plan to request documents also related to Mr. Ricky Martin’s mental health and treatment, in view of the allegations of sexual abuse,” said Michael Corona, Sanchez Martin’s lawyer.
Now the singer has to announce it between October 26th and 27th, and his nephew on November 15th and 16th.
The judge argued that the legal requirements of both teams force both parties to waive their right to privacy.
The hearing will take place on December 18.