A judge in Puerto Rico signed a restraining order against singer Ricky Martin on Friday afternoon, but local police say that they have not been able to locate the performer in order to serve it.
Judge Raiza Cajigas Campbell of the Court of First Instance of San Juan signed the order against Martin, whose real first name is Enrique, following a complaint made under Law 54 — also known as the Domestic Abuse Prevention and Intervention Act. Because of the subject matter governed under that law, authorities are not publicly releasing the name of the person who filed the complaint.
Police spokesman Axel Valencia said that once the order was signed, law enforcement officers went to his home in Dorado — on the North Atlantic coast of the island, some 15 miles west of San Juan — but they were unable to locate Martin.
“Up until now, police haven’t been able to find him,” he said.
According to Puerto Rican newspaper El Vocero, the order reveals that Martin and the petitioner had dated for seven months and broke up this past spring — but according to the petitioner, Martin was not willing to accept that the relationship was over and had been seen outside the house several times.
According to reports, the complainant did not file a police report against Martin, going instead to court in order to request an order of protection.
“We confirm that the Puerto Rico Police is in the process of filing a protection order, under Law 54, issued against Mr. Enrique Martín,” a police statement read, according to Hindustan Times. “As established by the nature of the process, from the moment the Police received a copy of the protection order, through the new Center for Operations and Processing of Protection Orders (COPOP), its processing was coordinated by the assigned agents to the Dorado barracks.”
Representatives for Martin told People that they were confident Martin was innocent and would be vindicated.
“The allegations against Ricky Martin that lead to a protection order are completely false and fabricated” they said. “We are very confident that when the true facts come out in this matter our client Ricky Martin will be fully vindicated.”