At Marvel in New York in the ’60s, he created the comic book characters that dominate the box office today. But at 95 and reeling from his wife’s death and a fight with his daughter, Lee stands at the center of a nasty battle for his care (and estate) as one friend pleads for help: “He’s in need of a superhero himself.”
Source: Stan Lee Needs a Hero: Elder Abuse Claims and a Battle Over the Aging Marvel Creator | Hollywood Reporter
In a new video, Stan Lee vehemently denies recent reports alleging he is the victim of elder abuse and threatens to take legal action against outlets circulating the claims. Earlier this week, the entertainment world was shaken when a THR article was published, insinuating the Marvel Comics icon was surrounded by people with bad intentions looking to take advantage of the nonagenarian. Among those named in the accusations are memorabilia dealer Keya Morgan; Lee’s former publicist and caregiver, Jerry Olivarez; Lee’s former road manager, Max Anderson; and Lee’s 67 year-old daughter, J.C. Lee.
This was just the latest in an unfortunately growing list of troubling stories involving Lee this year. Prior to these allegations coming out, he was dealing with multiple health concerns, having been hospitalized due to an irregular heartbeat and battling pneumonia. Many are concerned about Lee’s wellbeing, but it looks like the man himself is fed up with the situation.
On a lighter note, here is a video containing every Stan Lee cameo.