Stan Lee's former manager has been charged with elder abuse against the late Hollywood icon
The former manager of comic book co-creator Stan Lee, who created the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, the X-Men, Black Panther, and countless other silver age Marvel superheroes, has been charged with elder abuse against the late writer.
Keya Morgan is facing five counts of abuse against Lee - including false imprisonment, fraud and forgery after it was alleged that he hurt, gaslit, and manipulated the iconic editor-in-chief, who died last year at the age of 95. A spokesperson for Los Angeles Superior Court has now that confirmed an arrest warrant has been issued for Morgan. Morgan himself has declined to comment.
Check out this heartfelt message from Stan to his fans before his death:
Prior to Stan Lee's death, a number of parties appeared to be contesting his estate for the sake of their own financial gain. Morgan, who has long been involved in the pop culture memorabilia scene, was one subject of the investigation. Last month, he pled no-contest to filing a false police report and has previously been issued a restraining order from Lee's family. He has also been legally required to complete 100 hours of community service.
Stan Lee died on November 12, 2018, six weeks before his 96th birthday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in LA. He had been battling pneumonia for a number of weeks, which can prove deadly to elderly people. His death certificate stated that he ultimately perished as a result of cardiac arrest, with respiratory failure and congestive heart failure also contributing factors.
Check out all the cameos Stan Lee made in the Marvel movies in this video below:
Despite his sad passing, it's clear that Stan Lee's legacy and the characters he helped create alongside his equally-talented collaborators (Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko to name just two) will endure, thanks to the heroism and ideals they inspired in his readership.
Indeed, the box office performance of Avengers: Endgame (which became the fastest film ever to make $1 billion) proves how much our society still needs Lee's heroes: diverse, flawed characters with feet of clay, trying their best to do the right thing.