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Stan Lee’s ex-business manager charged with elder abuse against icon, LA court says

Legendary comic book writer Stan Lee dies at 95

Stan Lee, the legendary comic book writer who helped create Marvel superheroes like Spider-Man, Iron Man and more, died in Los Angeles on Nov. 12. He was 95.
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Stan Lee, the legendary comic book writer who helped create Marvel superheroes like Spider-Man, Iron Man and more, died in Los Angeles on Nov. 12. He was 95.

A former business manager for Stan Lee faces felony elder abuse charges involving the comic-book icon, who died in November at age 95, KNBC reports.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Keya Morgan, 43, on five counts of elder abuse, including false imprisonment and theft, embezzlement, forgery or fraud, Reuters reported.

In July, a court granted Lee a restraining order against Morgan, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Lee’s attorneys argued at the time that Morgan had “mishandled more than $5 million” of the former Marvel Comics editor’s money and isolated him from his family, TMZ reported.

“For over 10 years I have shown nothing but love, respect & kindness to Stan Lee, & his wife, a fact he has repeated countless time. I have NEVER EVER abused my dear friend,” Keya Morgan wrote on Twitter in June, the Los Angeles Times reported.

In May 2018, Morgan made several false 911 calls after adult protective services officials arrived at Lee’s home to interview him about allegations of abuse, KNBC reported. He pleaded no contest to charges of filing a false report in April, according to the station.

Lee, along with his Marvel Comics colleagues, helped create some of the company’s most famous characters, including Spider-Man, Iron Man, the Fantastic Four and Doctor Strange, in the 1960s.

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Don Sweeney has been a newspaper reporter and editor in California for more than 25 years. He has been a real-time reporter based at The Sacramento Bee since 2016.


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