(LOS ANGELES) — A former enterprise supervisor of Stan Lee has been charged in California with 5 counts of elder abuse involving the late Marvel Comics mastermind.
A request for a restraining order filed final 12 months by Lee’s daughter alleged Keya Morgan was manipulating the mentally declining Lee, stopping him from seeing household and buddies, and attempting to take management of his cash and enterprise affairs.
The felony prices filed Friday by Los Angeles County prosecutors towards the 43-year-old Morgan embrace theft, embezzlement, forgery or fraud towards an elder grownup, and false imprisonment of an elder grownup. A misdemeanor rely additionally alleges elder abuse.
The fees date to June, when Morgan was working carefully with Lee, who died in November.
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Morgan. His legal professional Alex Kessel stated Morgan will not be responsible.
“He has never abused or taken advantage of Mr. Lee in any way,” Kessel stated in an e mail. “We expect him to be completely exonerated of all charges.”
In June, attorneys for the 95-year-old Lee and his daughter Joan C. Lee had been granted a restraining order towards Morgan that barred contact with Lee and revealed that police had been investigating Morgan for elder abuse.
Lee, co-creator of such characters as Spider-Man, Iron Man and The Unimaginable Hulk, was for many years the face of Marvel Comics. His film cameos, nonetheless rising after his demise in movies like “Avengers: Endgame,” are a beloved aspect of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.