LOS ANGELES, June 13 (Reuters) – A short lived restraining order was issued on Wednesday towards Stan Lee’s caregiver, who’s accused in court docket paperwork of subjecting the 95-year-old Marvel Comics magnate to elder abuse since taking cost of his affairs earlier this 12 months.
The petition for the restraining order was filed on Lee’s behalf by legal professional Tom Lallas, who mentioned he was ousted as Lee’s lawyer in February when memorabilia collector Keya Morgan “inserted himself into Mr. Lee’s life” after his spouse died final 12 months.
According to Lallas’ account in supporting court docket paperwork, Morgan seized management of Lee’s residence, employed safety guards with orders to maintain away members of the family and others Lee knew and trusted, after which moved Lee from his longtime household residence to a condominium.
“Petitioner, together with regulation enforcement and Adult Protective Services, believes that Mr. Morgan is unduly influencing Mr. Lee and isolating him,” Lallas wrote within the petition.
During the final 5 many years, Lee has created and helped promote the likes of Spider-Man, Iron Man, The Hulk and a cavalcade of different Marvel Comics superheroes which have turn out to be mythic figures in popular culture with hovering success on the film field workplace.
Morgan was arrested on Monday on suspicion of constructing a false police report for putting an emergency 911 name for a housebreaking in progress at Lee’s residence. The name was made simply after two police detectives and a social employee arrived to examine on Lee’s welfare, in accordance with a police affidavit filed with Lallas’ petition.
Earlier this week, Lee mentioned in a video posted on his Twitter account that Morgan is the one one that represents him.
A listening to on the circumstances surrounding the restraining order granted for Lee was set for July 6 in Los Angeles County Superior Court.
Morgan, who runs a high-profile memorabilia dealership in New York, was not instantly obtainable for remark. An answering service operator advised Reuters she didn’t know if he had a lawyer or different consultant talking for him at the moment.
In a declaration filed as a part of his petition for an “elder abuse restraining order,” Lallas described Lee as being in frail well being.
It mentioned Lee suffers from extreme listening to and imaginative and prescient impairment, depends on round the clock nursing care and has “not too long ago exhibited short-term reminiscence impairment, impaired judgment, and an incapacity to withstand undue affect.”
“Mr. Lee has a big property value over $50 million and due to this fact is susceptible to monetary predators,” Lallas wrote within the declaration.