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Stan Lee denies claims he's a victim of elder abuse

By Nicole Bitette • Apr 13, 2018 at 2:00 PM

NEW YORK (TNS) — Stan Lee is gearing up to sue anyone who claims he is a victim of elder abuse.

The 95-year-old Marvel creator said in a video shared with TMZ on Thursday that he is not being taken advantage by his friends and employees, as a lengthy report in The Hollywood Reporter recently outlined.

Lee did not call out any specific publication in his threat but said: “I’m going to sue your a _ .”

The comic book great accused reports of including “the most hateful, harmful material” and he slammed it as “totally incorrect ... totally ... the type of thing I’m going to sue your a— for.”

“You have been accusing me and my friends of things that are so unrealistic and unbelievable that I don’t know what to say. It's as though you suddenly have a personal vendetta against me and the people I work with,” he said in a video recorded by Keya Morgan, who is now working as Lee's primary gatekeeper and optioning a biopic of the legend.

In a piece published by THR on Tuesday, the magazine profiled three men who are reportedly at war to handle Lee’s affairs — and eventually get a shot at his fortune.

The piece also detailed Lee’s turbulent relationship with his daughter, J.C. Lee, whose battle and particular demands over her trust fund spawned the drama outlined in a past court declaration by Stan Lee that labeled the three men Morgan, Jerry Olivarez and J.C.’s attorney Kirk Schenck as men with “bad intentions.”

However, in a recent video on TMZ, Stan Lee called Morgan his dear friend and denied all accusations that he or any of his past employees handling his well-being and estate, including Olivarez and Max Anderson, were doing him harm.

Lee’s only daughter, J.C., who was accused of being violent toward her father and late mother, also had a hand in setting up those who worked for Lee. In the THR post it is made to seem the four of them are working together to amass the comic book legend's worth — estimated between $50 million and $70 million.

The accusations come at a tumultuous time for Lee, who lost his wife of nearly 70 years, Joan Lee, in July 2017 and recently suffered health issues of his own with a bout of pneumonia.

He was also said to have $1.4 million disappear — which was explained by The Hollywood Reporter to have fallen into the hands of his caretaker, Olivarez, who was later fired for the misappropriation.

Olivarez and Lee’s daughter, J.C., were also behind what was labeled as a “cool marketing idea” of using the legend's blood to create a special “DNA” ink used in pens and stamps.

TMZ reported that Morgan claimed the blood was stolen, but Olivarez said he was leading a smear campaign.

“I’m going to spend every penny I have to put a stop to this,” Lee said in the video of the damning reports. “(You have) no proof no evidence; you’ve decided that people are mistreating me and therefore decided to publish these articles.

“If you don’t stop publishing these articles and publish retractions I’m going to sue your a— off,” he concluded.


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