Pro­tec­tive or­der for Stan Lee over elder abuse

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - - HTINSIGHT - Reuters

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.

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