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Ricky Martin Faces Restraining Order In Puerto Rico

According to local authorities, on Saturday (7.02,) a judge issued a restraining order against Puerto Rican superstar Ricky Martin.

In a statement, police spokesman Axel Valencia told The Associated Press that the order was signed Friday (7.01) and the police traveled to an upscale neighborhood in the north coastal town of Dorado where the singer lives to try to serve the order but “Up until now, police haven’t been able to find him.”

Though it’s unknown who requested the restraining order, Valencia said he was unable to provide further details since the order was filed under Puerto Rico’s domestic violence law.

Puerto Rican newspaper, El Vocero, reported that the order states that Martin and the other party dated for seven months, and that they broke up two months back, but the petitioner says the superstar singer didn’t accept the separation and has been seen loitering near the petitioner’s house at least three times.

“The petitioner fears for his safety,” El Vocero quoted the order as saying.

According to the authorities, the order prohibits Martin from contacting or calling the person who filed the paperwork and that a judge will determine at a hearing whether the order should remain in place or be lifted, adding that such orders are usually implemented for at least a month. Valencia also mentioned that the person who filed for the restraining order did not contact police, which would have involved prosecutors determining if there was enough evidence to file charges. Instead, the request went straight to the court.

At press time Martin’s publicist did not immediately return a message asking for comment.

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Author: Saul Goode

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