The Associated Press is reporting that the Los Angeles County district attorney filed charges against 43-year-old Keya Morgan, Stan Lee’s former manager.
According to the media house, Morgan has been accused of abusing and defrauding the late comic creator. And the charges range from theft and embezzlement to false imprisonment.
A warrant for Morgan’s arrest has been issued.
Speaking with the press, Morgan’s attorney said that his client is completely innocent of mistreating Lee, who died in November.
“My client stands firmly on his presumption of innocence,” said attorney Alex Kessel. “I expect him to be completely exonerated of all charges. Mr. Morgan has never abused Mr. Stan Lee in any way.”
However, this is the first time that claims of abuse have swirled around the face of Marvel. Amid allegations that his daughter was mistreating him, Lee and daughter J.C. gave an interview together in The Daily Beast.
“There really isn’t that much drama. As far as I’m concerned, we have a wonderful life,” Lee said at the time. “I’m pretty damn lucky… We have occasional spats. But I have occasional spats with everyone.”
The allegations largely came from Morgan. However, Lee and J.C. did file for a restraining order against Morgan in July. The allegations against Morgan have been stewing since then.
We can’t wait to see how this pans out.