Although Stan Lee is no longer with us, issues tangled in the custody battle that created ugly headlines before the icon passed away are still circulating. Lee‘s former manager, Keya Morgan, has been charged with five counts of elder abuse against Lee, a Los Angeles court official said Monday.
HuffPost reports that the charges include false imprisonment, fraud and forgery, all stemming from an incident last summer, in which, court documents say, Morgan was accused of taking control of Lee’s home in Hollywood Hills and hiring security guards to keep away relatives and associates. Then he moved Lee to an unfamiliar condominium.
A warrant for Morgan’s arrest has been issued.
Morgan was served with a restraining order last year after Lee’s family accused him of elder abuse. HuffPost reports that Morgan is a New York-based memorabilia collector who became involved with Lee in 2017. Morgan worked with Lee until last year, when the initial accusations were levied against him. Lee died November 12, 2018.
According to HuffPost, the L.A. District Attorney’s office said it was unable to provide information on the current charges against Keya Morgan. A lawyer for Morgan could not be contacted, but last year, he denied the allegations. He also released video of Lee refuting allegations of elder abuse, after a damning report was released in The Hollywood Reporter last year.
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