A Madrid judge agreed on Thursday to release the well-known Spanish singer without precautionary measures Diego “The Cigala”, arrested yesterday in the Spanish capital for alleged continued mistreatment of his wife, not appreciating the risk of leakage.
The magistrate concluded that the precautionary measures must be determined in any case by the corresponding judicial body of the city of Jerez (Andalusia, south) where the alleged victim’s domicile is located.
Diego “El Cigala”: Why did you arrest him?
The arrest of Diego Ramón Jiménez Salazar, 52, It took place last Wednesday night in a hotel in Madrid, after which the artist spent the night at the police station.
His partner, the cantaora Dolores Ruiz Méndez, known as Kina Méndez, filed a complaint yesterday for continued mistreatment for two years, both physical and psychological, at a Jerez Police station and from there the request was sent to Madrid, which he immediately proceeded to his location and arrest.
The musician presented his tour in Santo Domingo last May, since he resides in the Dominican Republic, a country that granted him nationality in 2014, and later returned to Spain, where he has signed a series of concerts with his album called “Cigala sings to Mexico” .
Diego “El Cigala” already has a landmark
It is not the first time that Diego El Cigala has been arrested by the Spanish Police. In 2014 he was convicted by a Madrid court for a lack of threats to a flight attendant on a flight in 2003.
The interpreter of hits like “Lágrimas Negras” has a career of more than 25 years in music, with approximately twelve record productions that have received awards such as Grammy and platinum records.
El Cigala was married for 26 years to Amparo Fernández, with whom he had two children and who died in 2015, and a year and a half later he married the Jerez-born cantaora Kina Méndez.