Protective order for Stan Lee over elder abuse
LOSANGELES: A temporary restraining order was issued on Wednesday against Stan Lee’s caregiver, who is accused in court documents of subjecting the 95-year-old Marvel Comics magnate to elder abuse since taking charge of his affairs earlier this year.
The petition for the restraining order was filed on Lee’s behalf by attorney Tom Lallas, who said he was ousted as Lee’s lawyer in
February when memorabilia collector Keya Morgan “inserted himself into Mr Lee’s life” after his wife died last year.
According to Lallas’ account in supporting court documents, Morgan seized control of Lee’s home, hired security guards with orders to keep away family members and others Lee knew and trusted, and then moved Lee from his longtime family home to a condominium.
Morgan was arrested on Monday on suspicion of making a false police report for placing an emergency 911 call for a burglary in progress at Lee’s home. The call was made just after two police detectives and a social worker arrived to check on Lee’s welfare, according to a police affidavit filed with Lallas’ petition.
Earlier this week, Lee said in a video posted on Twitter that Morgan is the only person who represents him.
A hearing on the circumstances surrounding the restraining order granted for Lee was set for July 6 in Los Angeles.
Stan Lee at an event.