Stan Lee's Former Manager Charged With Elder Abuse

Photo: Jordan Strauss / Invision via LA Times

Photo: Jordan Strauss / Invision via LA Times

Before the death of the amazing Stan Lee, he suffered abuses that seemed to come out of left field after the death of his lovely wife. Now, his former manager is being accused of fostering that abuse.

The LA Times reports that Keya Morgan, 43, is facing federal charges for “theft, embezzlement, forgery or fraud against an elder adult, and false imprisonment of an elder adult.” Morgan is also facing misdemeanor charges for elder abuse.

Morgan worked with Lee for ten years and becoming an intricate part in Lee’s private life in 2016. But in June 2018, Stan Lee’s daughter filed a restraining order against Morgan on behalf of her father, alleging that Morgan was manipulating Stan Lee and kept him away from family and friends. And in August 2018, Stan Lee and his daughter were granted a three-year restraining order that prevented Morgan from contacting Stan Lee or coming within 100 feet of him.

Stan Lee is the beloved co-creator of Marvel Comics’ mightiest heroes and villains. The Lee family’s bizarre tumble into legal battles began after the death of his wife of 70 years, Joan B. Lee, in 2017.

Photo: Ryan Pfluger for The New York Times

Photo: Ryan Pfluger for The New York Times

Attorneys for Lee’s estate allege that Keya Morgan took advantage of Lee’s deteriorating health. The details for the restraining order against Morgan mentioned that Morgan was under investigation for allegedly filing a false police report claiming that there were burglars in his house. The investigation concluded that there were no burglars, but a social worker and two detectives visited to conduct a welfare on Stan Lee. The LA Times also reported that when police interviewed Lee, he “acknowledged that Mr. Morgan had helped him, but would frequently forget his name when talking about him.”

Morgan maintains his innocence in the allegations of elder abuse and reached out to entertainment website Showbiz 411 and shared a document alleged written by Lee but definitely signed by Lee from April 2018 that exonerates Morgan, saying, “Keya Morgan has been my most loyal and supportive friend in the last several years.”

Morgan claimed that he was the one who first noticed suspicious financial transactions and began acting on Stan Lee’s behalf after the estate fired their financial advisers of over 20 years after Joan’s death.

Keya Morgan is a wealthy historian, memorabilia collector, producer, writer, director, and entrepreneur from New York. His celebrity friends’ list include Buzz Aldrin, Muhammad Ali, and President (former) Barack Obama.

Living Comic Book Legend, Stan Lee, Has Passed Away

Living Comic Book Legend, Stan Lee, Has Passed Away

On the morning of Novembr 12, 2018, Stan Lee passed away at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, a family representative told The Hollywood Reporter. He was 95.

Born December 28, 1922, Stan Lee was a real-life superhero, beginning his career in 1939. His revolutionary method of creation, dubbed “The Marvel Method” allowed Lee to transform the comicbook world with character depth that had yet to be seen.

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In early 2018, Marvel Comics' legend Stan Lee was accused of sexual harassment by a nursing home that caters to Hollywood's aging elite. But since Lee vehemently denied the allegations and threatened to sue for defamation. Since January, however, there has been no new information. But that hasn't stopped the weird from getting weird in Lee's universe. TMZ reported that a former business associate stole Stan Lee's blood.

Allegedly, a former business associate presented Lee's nurses a legal document requesting he get several vials of blood for testing. "We're told Stan's people believe the former business associate has commissioned pens -- presumably linked to Stan and Marvel -- and the pens have an ink substitute ... blood!!!"

Source: TMZ. The comic with the "blue" signature is worth $250. The comic with the "gold" signature is worth $500.

Source: TMZ. The comic with the "blue" signature is worth $250. The comic with the "gold" signature is worth $500.

Stan Lee's team believe that the blood thief is the same former associate who forged a check from Lee and bought an $850k condo near the comic legend.

Multiple Nurses Say #MeToo About Marvel Comics Creator, Stan Lee

Say it ain't so, Stan!

An excerpt of "Fantastic Four" #49 via Vulture

An excerpt of "Fantastic Four" #49 via Vulture

The Daily Mail has learned that multiple women have accused Stan Lee of sexual harassment in his Hollywood Hills home. The women, all nurses, work for the same nursing home, which caters to the Hollywood elite.

Lee, 95, is said to have "asked for oral sex in the shower, walked around naked and wanted to be 'pleasured' in the bedroom. The nursing company, who has not been identified, claims "that Stan has sexually harassed every single nurse that has been to the house." 

Tom Lallas, Stan Lee's attorney said in a statement to 'Mr. Lee categorically denies these false and despicable allegations and he fully intends to fight to protect his stellar good name and impeccable character." Instead of filing a police report or a civil suit, the women of the nursing home have demanded payment or they will take their story to the media. Lallas says that "Mr Lee will not be extorted or blackmailed, and will pay no money to anyone because he has done absolutely nothing wrong."

Julie Wozniak, a representative for his current nursing company, Vitale Nursing, Inc has said that "Lee has been nothing but 'polite, kind and respectful' since they took over.

Amid the sexual harassment allegations, TMZ learned that Lee's staff discovered that someone had written a check for $300,000 to his partner organization, Hands of Respect LLC without Lee's knowledge or consent. Beverly Hills Police Department is investigating and it's believed that someone inside the organization forged the check to keep the money for him/herself. TMZ also also discovered that someone used $850,000 of Lee's money to buy a condo in West Hollywood.

Joan Lee, Stan Lee's wife of 69 years, passed away July 7, 2017.