Welp, there goes another icon. In a long report, The Daily Mail reveals that Stan Lee, the 95 year old living legend, is being accused of sexually harassing the 24/7 nursing staff that he previously employed.
Comic book legend Stan Lee has been hit with several allegations of sexual assault and harassment by nurses caring for him at his Hollywood Hills home, DailyMail.com can reveal.
The Marvel creator, 95, is alleged to have repeatedly groped and harassed a string of young female nurses employed to care for him.
He is said to have asked for oral sex in the shower, walked around naked and wanted to be ‘pleasured’ in the bedroom.
The nursing company which employs the women and caters for celebrities and high end clients is now in a legal dispute with icon Lee, DailyMail.com has learned.
Lee’s spokesperson claims that this is a blackmail shakedown. While Lee has not been accused of being handsy in the past, his wife of 70 years died last year, and he has employed a new nursing service this year, who claim he is a perfect gentleman.
The charges are especially startling given that in recent months Stan, although still spry, has appeared so frail that a gust of wind could blow him down.
If you get through the whole story, there is a solid report that Max Anderson, the founder of Stan Lee Collectibles, and a frequent Lee companion on the road, is a known abuser with a 2002 felony conviction for beating and injuring his wife. He spent a year in jail for the crime and was also found guilty of abusing his son in 2010. Anderson is said to have threatened the nurses and he seems a creepy dude to be involved with in any way.
The Daily Mail is the National Enquirer of UK tabloids, so a little salt grain should be thrown on all this, but it’s perhaps the saddest story I’ve ever written here on The Beat.
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