Stan Lee’s former manager has been accused of allegedly abusing the Marvel legend, who died in November, aged 95.
Los Angeles County prosecutors filed the charges on Friday against 43-year-old Keya Morgan, including felony allegations of theft, embezzlement, forgery or fraud against an elder adult, and false imprisonment of an elder adult.
A warrant has been issued for Morgan’s arrest at $300 000, but his attorney, Alex Kessel, says his client is not guilty.
“My client stands firmly on his presumption of innocence,” Kessell said. “I expect he will be exonerated of all charges. Mr. Morgan has never abused Mr. Stan Lee in any way.”
Morgan was arrested in June 2018 on suspicion of filing a false police report, which, writes The Hollywood Reporter, was linked to a story that Lee was confronted by two gunmen in an attempted robbery at his home.
He pleaded no contest to the false report of an emergency and was placed in a year-long diversion program.
A few days before Morgan’s arrest, Lee spoke positively about him in a Twitter video.
But just two days after the arrest, a restraining order was issued against Morgan on behalf of Lee.