Ricky Martin denies romantic relationship with his nephew

Ricky Martin is denying allegations that he was involved in a romantic relationship with his nephew.

In a statement to TODAY, Martin’s attorney, Marty Singer, says, “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 — involved in any kind of sexual or romantic relationship with his nephew.”

“The idea is not only untrue, it is disgusting,” he continued. “We all hope that this man gets the help he so urgently needs.

most of all, we look forward to this awful case being dismissed as soon as a judge gets to look at the facts.”

Martin’s lawyer spoke to TODAY after rumors began circulating online on Friday.

Singer did not identify Martin’s nephew by name and it was not immediately clear if the nephew has legal representation.

Martin’s lawyer’s statement and the new allegation against him come just a week after a Puerto Rico judge issued a restraining order against the singer.

TODAY has not obtained a copy of the restraining order and local police have not responded to our request for comment.