Los Angeles authorities are investigating reports of senior abuse against Stan Lee that come amid a struggle over the life and fortune of the 95-year-old Marvel Comics magnate, court files revealed Wednesday.
The examination was revealed in a limiting order given against Keya Morgan, who in recent months has been serving as Lee’s company manager and personal adviser.
Morgan has actually inserted himself into the life of the Lee, according to the order. The filing implicates Morgan, 42, of taking advantage of Lee’s impaired hearing, vision and judgment, moving Lee from his longtime household house and avoiding household and partners from contacting him.
Morgan was arrested on Monday for apparently filing a false cops report by calling 911 and saying burglars were in his house when in truth two detectives and a social employee were carrying out a well-being check on Lee.
” I have a really dear friend I take care of who is 95 and um, uh, 3 unknown people have gone inside this house and locked the door and locked his security out and I’m extremely, very scared that they’re harming him,” Morgan said on the 911 call made on May 30, according to a transcript filed with the limiting order.
Efforts to reach Morgan on Wednesday were not instantly successful. A lawyer he worked with on a previous criminal case stated he not works for Morgan, and it’s not clear if he’s retained a new lawyer. Morgan’s mobile phone was not accepting messages.
Dramatic fight over Lee’s fortune
Morgan’s arrest and ouster is the latest and most remarkable move in the battle that has actually emerged over Lee’s company and estimated $50 million US fortune considering that his spouse of 69 years Joan passed away in July.
Authorities have been examining reports of senior abuse versus Lee considering that at least February, and had issued an emergency order keeping Morgan from Lee even before Wednesday’s order was released.
Lee has actually for decades been revered as a comic book giant for his main function in creating the Incredible Hulk, Spider-Man, Iron Man and other significant Marvel characters. In more recent years he has become a grandfatherly figure over the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with his humorous cameos in each movie beloved by fans.
Morgan is a souvenirs dealership and Marilyn Monroe specialist who befriended Lee’s child and only child J.C. Lee, and since February has increasingly taken personal control of Lee’s life and home, making the most of Lee’s age to affect and separate him, Lee’s lawyer Tom Lallas stated in the limiting order demand.
Comics legend obstructed from buddies, daughter
He got rid of many who had worked for Lee, including Lallas, who had actually been assisting with Lee’s estate preparation and other financial matters before his ouster, and has actually now returned. Morgan prevented friends, workers and family members, eventually even J.C. Lee, from contact with Lee, cops stated in reports consisted of with the restraining order.
Investigators said in the reports that in interviews Lee acknowledged that Morgan had actually helped him, however would regularly forget his name when talking about him.
The reports stated they had actually two times done welfare examine Lee, on Feb. 23 and again on May 30, when Morgan was not home. Morgan returned and was denied entry. After his 911 call reporting intruders, he once again called 911 to state a security guard was being threatening and aggressive.
Morgan was launched Monday after his arrest. He is currently serving two years of probation for making criminal hazards in an unassociated conflict, and he has actually been summoned back to court to determine whether he has actually broken the probation.
My only partner and business manager is <a href=”https://twitter.com/KeyaMorgan?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@KeyaMorgan</a> not all the other people making false claims. <a href=”https://t.co/JKUT1BZNI7″>pic.twitter.com/JKUT1BZNI7</a>
A day before the arrest, Lee appeared in a video posted to his Twitter account declaring that Morgan was his only partner and representative, and anyone claiming otherwise was lying.
“Anybody else who claims to be my rep is just making that story up,” Lee says.
Morgan shared the video on his own Twitter account, whose bio calls him, “Co-creator with Stan Lee.”
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