Stan Lee: Marvel boss's former manager charged with elder abuse against comic book legend

Charges stem from an alleged incident last summer when Lee was 95 years old

Clémence Michallon
New York
Tuesday 14 May 2019 21:03
Stan Lee and Keya Morgan attends the Los Angeles Global Premiere for Marvel Studios' Avengers: Infinity War on 23 April, 2018 in Hollywood, California.
Stan Lee and Keya Morgan attends the Los Angeles Global Premiere for Marvel Studios' Avengers: Infinity War on 23 April, 2018 in Hollywood, California.

Stan Lee's former manager has been charged with elder abuse against the late comic book legend, a Los Angeles court official said on Monday.

Keya Morgan was charged on Friday with five counts of elder abuse, including false imprisonment, fraud and forgery stemming from an alleged incident last summer when Lee was 95 years old, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Superior Court public information office told Los Angeles City News Service.

The spokeswoman added that a warrant for Morgan’s arrest had been issued.

Morgan, a New York-based memorabilia collector who became involved with Lee in 2017, was served with a restraining order last year after Lee’s family accused him of elder abuse.

Morgan denied allegations of abuse last year. The Independent has contacted him for comment.

Lee, the co-creator of Spider-Man, Iron Man, The Hulk and dozens of other Marvel superheroes, died in November 2018 at the age of 95.

In court documents last year, Morgan was accused of allegedly seizing control of Lee’s Hollywood Hills home and hiring security guards with orders to keep away relatives and associates before moving the comic book creator to an unfamiliar condominium.

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