CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

People Magazine reports:

The court case against Ricky Martin has been dismissed. Martin’s nephew, who’d accused the “Livin’ La Vida Loca” singer of sexual abuse, asked to have the case dismissed in a Puerto Rican court on Thursday, and his request was obliged, attorneys for Martin told PEOPLE in a statement.

“Just as we had anticipated, the temporary protection order was not extended by the Court. The accuser confirmed to the court that his decision to dismiss the matter was his alone, without any outside influence or pressure, and the accuser confirmed he was satisfied with his legal representation in the matter,” the statement read.

TMZ reports:

Martin says he was muzzled by Puerto Rican law until the case concluded. TMZ broke the story, Ricky’s nephew dropped the restraining order Thursday morning in court.

Ricky says it’s been painful not just for him but for his family and friends. As for his nephew, “I wish him the best and I wish he finds the help so he can start a new life filled with love and truth and joy and that he doesn’t hurt anyone else.”

As we reported, Ricky has adamantly denied his nephew’s claims, and the singer’s lawyers say the nephew has mental issues which they believe is why he made what they say are false allegations.