Stan Lee Is Reportedly The Victim Of Ongoing Elder Abuse
Stan Lee is a comic book legend, and as such many view the man who has had cameos in all of the recent Marvel movies as this infallible, untouchable superhero. Unfortunately there are far fewer superheroes in real life, and even the great Stan Lee appears to be in need of a hero of his own. Now 95-years-old and seemingly alone in the world, the sharks have begun to circle the legendary comic book writer.
Recently there has been an increasing amount of concern that the 95-year-old is being taken advantage of by those around him. This past February Lee told the LAPD that someone had stolen $1.4 million from his bank account, an incident which has apparently happened before to the tune of $850,000, which was apparently taken by his caregiver and used to purchase a condominium. Now, a newly discovered report reveals that Lee – whose wife, Joanie Lee, passed away last year – is seemingly the victim within a group of people with “bad intentions,” who are using Lee’s fame and fortune for their own gain. Those that are named in the report are: Stan Lee’s former road manager, Max Anderson; Lee’s former publicist and caregiver, Jerry Olivarez; memorabilia dealer Keya Morgan; and last but not least, Lee’s 67 year-old daughter, J.C. Lee.
The Hollywood Reporter obtained a notarized declaration dated February 13th, 2018 and signed by Stan Lee, wherein it is revealed that J.C. Lee had been living off her father’s fortune and never getting a job for herself. Additionally, the declaration also states that J.C. always demands money from her father, and that she rather consistently spends $20,000-$40,000 on credit cards each month. An incident that occurred on February 10, 2018 was also revealed within the declaration, which involved Stan Lee, J.C. Lee, and her attorney, Kirk Schenck. J.C. Lee and her attorney showed up at Stan Lee’s home and “demanded that I execute Grant Deeds and convey the Property to her.” The statement then says that “this demand was not acceptable” to Stan Lee, as the house is his principle residence and J.C. had already been given her own home and a condominium.
As cut and dry as the declaration appears to be, two videos were also sent to The Hollywood Reporter by Lee’s “primary gatekeeper,” Keya Morgan, whom the written declaration alleges is “not trustworthy,” a “bad actor,” and that he “[has] used [his] relationship with J.C. to take advantage over my assets, property and money”. In the video Stan Lee appears to be denying the contents of the signed declaration, stating that “my relationship with my lovely daughter, J.C., is wonderful. My relationship with my good friend Keya Morgan is great.”
Near the end of the first of the two videos, Morgan can be heard prompting Stan Lee to talk about his macular degeneration, at which point Lee says “Oh, to hell with that,” and the video stops. The second video begins with Lee revealing “why I signed [the] document,” stating that he has macular degeneration and is “almost blind,” and that the attorney who notarized the document “may have gotten me to sign something that I didn’t know what it was.”
The declaration also revealed several other disturbing events:
- On the night of March 15th, J.C. and Morgan went to the offices of POW! Entertainment, the media company co-founded by Lee, and took unknown materials, causing the company to alert the LAPD. In another video recorded by Morgan, Lee said that Morgan and J.C. went to the offices to bring him some “personal artifacts” that he wanted at home. POW! responded by saying that they found it “highly unusual and unexpected” that Morgan and J.C. would show up in the middle of the night to remove the items without notice or permission.
- According to Lee’s former manager Bradley J. Herman, in winter 2014 J.C. got into an argument with her parents that escalated into her shoving Joanie Lee against a window so that she fell, and then grabbing Lee by the neck and slamming his head against the back of his chair, resulting in a contusion on his skull.
- On the weekend of April 7, Morgan and J.C. accompanied Lee to Silicon Valley Comic Con, where he spent long days signing merch and taking photos with fans, many of whom posted on social media how tired Lee looked, upset that he was being “shuffled around” like “a commodity.”
- Lee’s nurse, Linda Sanchez (who is married), says that J.C. found out that she was pregnant (possibly using a listening device planted in Lee’s house), and got it into her head that Lee was the father. Sanchez says that J.C. went “crazy” and started declaring that she would take the baby for herself, saying, “When the baby’s born, I’m going to get it.” In a voicemail transcript, reviewed by THR, J.C. said, “The thing I want more than anything is a baby. It would be a great end to the story. And, you know, [Sanchez] doesn’t get the baby, she doesn’t get anything, but her bills paid.”
The full declaration paints a more thorough picture of everything that has happened recently to Stan Lee, none of which is good. Lee’s former manager, Herman, said to THR that “I’m on the verge of tears, because it breaks my heart to see somebody that I love being so effectively held prisoner. He finds himself in need of a superhero himself.”
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