(LOS ANGELES) — Los Angeles police are investigating reports of elder abuse in opposition to Stan Lee that approach amid a strive in opposition to over the existence and fortune of the ninety five-300 and sixty five days-aged Surprise Comics multi-millionaire, court documents confirmed Wednesday.
The investigation change into as soon as printed in a restraining narrate granted in opposition to Keya Morgan, who in most in kind months has been acting as Lee’s enterprise manager and non-public adviser.
Morgan has inserted himself into the existence of the Lee, basically based on the narrate. The filing accuses Morgan, 42, of taking just appropriate thing about Lee’s impaired hearing, imaginative and prescient and judgment, provocative Lee from his longtime household home and stopping household and colleagues from contacting him.
Morgan change into as soon as arrested on Monday for allegedly filing a unfaithful police file by calling 911 and pronouncing burglars were in his home when genuinely two detectives and a social employee were conducting a welfare test on Lee.
“I in actuality catch a in actuality expensive friend I opt care of who is ninety five and um, uh, three unidentified other folks catch gone within this home and locked the door and locked his safety out and I’m very, very insecure that they’re harming him,” Morgan said on the 911 name made on Would possibly per chance well 30, basically based on a transcript filed with the restraining narrate.
Makes an attempt to attain Morgan on Wednesday were no longer straight away a hit. An attorney he employed on a earlier prison case said he no longer works for Morgan, and it’s no longer clear if he’s retained a brand unusual attorney. Morgan’s cell phone change into as soon as no longer accepting messages.
Morgan’s arrest and ouster is the most in kind and most dramatic switch within the strive in opposition to that has emerged over Lee’s enterprise and estimated $50 million fortune since his spouse of 69 years Joan died in July.
Police were investigating reports of elder abuse in opposition to Lee since no longer lower than February, and had issued an emergency narrate conserving Morgan from Lee even earlier than Wednesday’s narrate change into as soon as issued.
Lee has for decades been revered as a comic book book huge for his central aim in establishing the Impossible Hulk, Spider-Man, Iron Man and other predominant Surprise characters. In more most in kind years he has change accurate into a grandfatherly figure over the Surprise Cinematic Universe, with his humorous cameos in every movie cherished by fans.
Morgan is a memorabilia provider and Marilyn Monroe expert who befriended Lee’s daughter and most full of life baby J.C. Lee, and since February has an increasing number of taken non-public opt an eye on of Lee’s existence and household, taking just appropriate thing about Lee’s age to have an effect on and isolate him, Lee’s attorney Tom Lallas said within the restraining narrate ask.
He removed many who had labored for Lee, including Lallas, who had been helping with Lee’s property planning and other monetary issues earlier than his ouster, and has now returned. Morgan prevented chums, staff and household, within the slay even J.C. Lee, from contact with Lee, police said in reports integrated with the restraining narrate.
Detectives said within the reports that in interviews Lee acknowledged that Morgan had helped him, nonetheless would generally neglect his title when talking about him.
The reports said they’d twice performed welfare checks on Lee, on Feb. 23 and all over again on Would possibly per chance well 30, when Morgan change into as soon as no longer home. Morgan returned and change into as soon as denied entry. After his 911 name reporting burglars, he all over again known as 911 to affirm a safety guard change into as soon as being threatening and aggressive.
Morgan change into as soon as released Monday after his arrest. He is already serving two years of probation for making prison threats in an unrelated dispute, and he has been summoned abet to court to resolve whether he has violated the probation.
A day earlier than the arrest, Lee regarded in a video posted to his Twitter story declaring that Morgan change into as soon as his most full of life accomplice and representative, and anyone claiming otherwise change into as soon as mendacity.
“Any one else who claims to be my safe is upright making that myth up,” Lee says.
Morgan shared the video on his contain Twitter story, whose bio calls him, “Co-creator with Stan Lee.”