Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee gets restraining order against carer

2018-06-14 20:15
Stan Lee rocking in his old age at the premiere of Thor: The Dark World. (Getty Images)

Stan Lee rocking in his old age at the premiere of Thor: The Dark World. (Getty Images)

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Los Angeles - A Los Angeles court has issued a temporary restraining order against a man who has been taking care of 95-year-old Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee.

The court order against Keya Morgan, which alleges elder abuse, was in response to a petition filed by Tom Lallas, Lee's former attorney.

It comes amid a struggle over Lee's fortune, estimated at over $50m, and concerns about his mental and physical health since the death in July 2017 of his wife, Joan.

READ: Comic legend Stan Lee's wife dies

Lallas, in documents seeking the restraining order, claimed that Morgan is a "memorabilia collector who inserted himself into Mr Lee's life as his caregiver".

Lee's former attorney, who is seeking guardianship, alleged that the 42-year-old Morgan is "unduly influencing Mr Lee and isolating him".

"He has been denied contact with family members and other individuals that he has known and trusted over the years," Lallas said.

"Mr Lee has recently exhibited short-term memory impairment, impaired judgment, and an inability to resist undue influence," his filing added.

Lee, the co-creator of Spider-Man, the X-Men and other superheroes, posted a video on Twitter last week stating that Morgan was his "only partner and business manager".

'The truth will come out'

Morgan, in a statement to TMZ, said he has "taken great care of Stan Lee for the past many years, and have never had a problem directly with Stan".

"I will 100 percent prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that the allegations against me are false," he said. "The truth will come out."

The temporary restraining order requires Morgan to stay away from Lee until a court hearing in the case on July 6.

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