Stan Lee gets restraining order against former adviser after he forced himself into his affairs and stole $5 million
Lee, who is 95 years old, suffers from impaired eyesight, hearing and judgment. Keya Morgan served as Lee's manager and personal adviser
Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner Laura Hymowitz has ordered a restraining order against Keya Morgan, a memorabilia dealer and former adviser to comic book mogul Stan Lee. The court ordered Morgan to stay away from the comic book legend amid allegations of elder abuse. Morgan is said to have taken advantage of Lee after forcing himself into his affairs.
Lee, who is 95 years old, suffers from impaired eyesight, hearing and judgment. Morgan, who is 42 years old, was an employee of Lee and served as his manager and personal adviser. He has been ordered to maintain a distance of 100 yards from Lee and his immediate family till August 17, 2021.
Lee alleged that Keya Morgan barged into his personal life and work in February earlier this year. He is said to have stolen $5 million of assets from Lee , the court documents said. "Mr. Lee has a large estate worth over $50 million and therefore is vulnerable to financial predators,” the court documents said.
Lee lost his wife of nearly 70 years, Joan Lee, on 6 July 2017 from stroke-related complications after being hospitalized for a week. His life has been a whirlwind of lawsuits since.
The creator of many modern-day superheroes, Lee is also suing a former business manager Jerardo Olivarez for fraud and elder abuse. Olivarez allegedly stole vials of Lee's blood and sold them in Las Vegas. "Olivarez misled Lee and the public into thinking that it was a caring non-profit charity to ease the racial tension when, in reality, Hands of Respect was just a scheme to appropriate funds from Lee and the public to enrich Olivarez," the lawsuit alleged.
Keya Morgan at the time had said, "There are shops in Las Vegas selling Stan Lee’s blood. They’re stamping his blood inside the Black Panther comic books and they sell them for $500 each." Olivarez is said to have allegedly asked a nurse to get vials Lee's blood — as many as she could — and sold them through Lee's own charity — Hands of Respect. He is said to have sold them in Vegas for thousands of dollars, the lawsuit claims.
The lawsuit also claims that Lee appears to have spent $850,000 on a condo in West Hollywood for Olivarez without knowledge, approval or participation in doing so. A sum of $1.4 million is said to have been wiped out from his bank account by Olivarez who tried to hide his tracks through complex wire transfers.