The former manager of late comic book legend Stan Lee has been charged with elder abuse against him, a Los Angeles court official has said.
- Morgan, a memorabilia collector, became involved with Lee in 2017
- Lee died in November 2018 at the age of 95
- Morgan has denied allegations of abuse
Keya Morgan was charged on Friday with five counts of elder abuse, including false imprisonment, fraud and forgery stemming from an incident last summer when Lee was 95 years old, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Superior Court public information office told Los Angeles City News Service.
The spokeswoman added that a warrant for Morgan’s arrest had been issued.
Morgan, 42 — a New York-based memorabilia collector who became involved with Lee in 2017 — was served with a restraining order last year after Lee’s family accused him of elder abuse.
The Los Angeles District Attorney’s office on Monday said it was unable to provide any information.
An attorney for Morgan could not be located but last year Morgan denied allegations of abuse.
In court documents last year, Morgan was accused of seizing control of Lee’s Hollywood Hills home and hiring security guards with orders to keep away relatives and associates before moving the comic book creator to an unfamiliar condominium.
Lee, who frequently made cameo appearances in Marvel movies, created superheros that helped form the foundation of Marvel’s cinematic universe.
The most recent release, Avengers: Endgame, broke world box office records and has already become the second highest-earning movie of all time behind Avatar.