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Stan Lee's former business manager charged with elder abuse of Marvel Comics legend

Los Angeles County prosecutors filed a range of charges against Keya Morgan last week.

Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee, who died last year aged 95
Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee, who died last year aged 95
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STAN LEE’S FORMER business manager has been charged in California with five counts of elder abuse involving the late Marvel Comics legend.

Los Angeles County prosecutors filed a range of charges against Keya Morgan last Friday, including theft, embezzlement, forgery or fraud against an elder adult, and false imprisonment of an elder adult.

The charges date to June 2018, when Morgan was working closely with Lee, who died in November at the age of 95.

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of the 43 year-old, but Morgan’s lawyer Alex Kessel has said he is not guilty.

“He has never abused or taken advantage of Mr Lee in any way,” Kessel said in an email. “We expect him to be completely exonerated of all charges.”

In June, lawyers for Lee and his daughter Joan were granted a restraining order against Morgan that barred contact with Lee and revealed that police were investigating him for elder abuse.

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Lee, co-creator of characters including Spider-Man, Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk, was the face of Marvel Comics for decades.

His movie cameos, still emerging after his death in films like his appearance in the recently released Avengers: Endgame, remain a beloved element of the Marvel cinematic universe.

With reporting from Associated Press.

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