According to reports, after his nephew accused him of sexual abuse, Ricky Martin sued him for USD $20 million. 

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 The musician reportedly filed the lawsuit on Wednesday in San Juan, Puerto Rico, according to TMZ.

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The complaint was filed close to a month after Ricky's restraining order against Martin's nephew Dennis Yadiel Sanchez, age 21.

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Sanchez allegedly started messaging Martin on Instagram and threatened to "assassinate his name and integrity" if he didn't pay up. 

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According to court documents, Sanchez, who has been labelled a "maladjusted individual," allegedly boasted about being his nephew and sent him excessive texts up to ten times each day over a period of four months.

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The singer's nephew is also charged with leaking his phone number online and creating an Instagram account for one of the singer's kids, according to the lawsuit. 

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Martin and his husband Jwan Yosef are the parents of twins Matteo and Valentino, 13, Lucia, 3, and Renn, 2, as well as one more child.

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The conflict between Martin and his nephew initially surfaced in July, when the singer addressed the accusations against him in a video while claiming he couldn't discuss them because of ongoing legal processes.

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 Ricky posted a video message on social media after his nephew withdrew the charges against him.

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He said, "It has been so traumatic and devastating for me, for my family, and for my friends.

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