Today it was confirmed by court officials that the late creator of Marvel Comics, Stan Lee’s former manager Keya Morgan is being charged with ‘elder abuse’ in relation to his conduct while managing the mogul.
The Los Angeles Superior Court confirmed today via a spokeswoman that Morgan had been charged with five counts of ‘elder abuse’ on Friday. The counts of abuse include false imprisonment, fraud, and forgery. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.
Although Morgan is yet to comment on this latest development, last year he denied the allegations.
The court documents state Morgan is accused of taking control of Lee’s Hollywood Hills home and hiring security guards to further isolate him from friends and family. Morgan was also accused of moving Lee to a new home he was unfamiliar with by way of controlling him further.
Lee, the legendary creator, died at 95 years old on November 12th 2018 in Los Angeles following a cardiac arrest.
Lee, who started Marvel with his partner Jack Kirby in 1961, hit the big time with the release of The Fantastic Four. He then went on to create Spider-Man, Black Panther, The Incredible Hulk, X-Men, Iron Man and The Avengers – all of which have been made into huge franchises.
Recently, the estate of the Marvel icon has released a clip of Lee’s outpouring of emotion for the fans that he loved. “I love my fans. I cannot tell you how much I love my fans,” Lee says in the video.
“There’s something, if you think about it, that is wonderful about somebody caring about you as I care about them, whom you’ve never met, who may live in another part of the world. But they care, and you have something in common, and occasionally you contact each other. This business of fans, I think is terrific, and I love ’em all.”
Here’s the clip: