Stan Lee’s business manager arrested; investigated for elder abuse
The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating Keya Morgan, former business manager to Stan Lee, for alleged abuses against the legendary Marvel Comics creator.
The investigation follows a complaint filed two months ago in which the 95 year-old Lee accused Morgan of isolating him from his friends and family.
According to the accusation, Morgan moved Lee from his home to an unknown environment and did not inform Lee’s relatives of his whereabouts.
According to investigators, Morgan manipulated Lee for months, using his position as Lee’s caretaker to gain control of his financial assets, estimated at $50 million.
Morgan is a memorabilia dealer who met Stan Lee after befriending Lee’s daughter, J.C. Lee. Morgan allegedly bolstered his influence over Lee after the death of his wife Joan in July 2017. Morgan then took advantage of Lee’s impaired hearing, vision and judgement to assume control of Lee’s family home. Morgan then hired a security team and denied access to anyone.
Morgan was arrested this past Monday for allegedly filing a false police report when he called police to report a break-in during an official wellness check at Lee’s home conducted by two detectives and a social worker. Morgan has since been released on bail although authorities issued a restraining order against him on Lee’s behalf on Wednesday.
Police have received reports of elder abuse against Lee since February, spawning several shows of support from comic fans, including a public offer from filmmaker Kevin Smith for Lee to come live with him.
It is important to note that the allegations against Keya Morgan remain unproven and that he has not yet been convicted of a crime.
Source: AP News