Stan Lee's former business partner Keya Morgan charged with several counts of elder abuse against the comic book writer
Lee's attorneys alleged that Morgan mishandled Lee's money and the comic book writer also suffered severe physical and emotional injuries because of Morgan.
Stan Lee's former business partner and friend, Keya Morgan, has officially been charged with five separate counts of elder abuse. A judge has issued a warrant for Morgan's arrest. The charge was filed on Friday in Los Angeles.
According to reports, court documents state that the incident happened in June 2018. In July, Lee's legal team had filed documents requesting a restraining order against Morgan. They claimed Morgan mishandled more than $5 million of Lee's money and that the comic book co-creator had also suffered severe physical and emotional injuries because of Morgan. The court documents claimed that Morgan tried to isolate Stan from his family and moved him to an undisclosed location.
The order was granted, and in response, Morgan told TMZ: "For over 10 years I have shown nothing but love, respect, and kindness to Stan Lee, and his wife, a fact he has repeated countless times." He added that it was a witchhunt by Lee's daughter and her lawyer against him because "she cannot stand the fact Stan likes me so much." "I will 100% prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that the allegations against me are false. The truth will come out," said Morgan.
This is not the first case of elder abuse against Lee that is being reported. In April of 2018, Lee's legal team filed a case against Morgan, along with Jerardo Olivarez and Kirk Schenck for elder abuse which had been influencing Lee and his late wife Joan's daughter in her spending habits. Allegedly, this led to Lee's daughter obtaining and spending more of the family's money than she otherwise would have.
Lee passed away at the age of 95, in December of 2018 due to heart failure. His recent cameo had been in 'Avengers: Endgame', which the Russo Brothers revealed was the last one Lee had shot for Marvel films prior to his death.
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