A Los Angeles court has issued a temporary restraining order against a man who has been taking care of 95-year-old Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee.
The court order against Keya Morgan, which alleges elder abuse, was in response to a petition filed by Tom Lallas, Lee’s former attorney.
It comes amid a struggle over Lee’s fortune, estimated at over $50mn, and concerns about his mental and physical health since the death in July 2017 of his wife, Joan.
Lallas, in documents seeking the restraining order, claimed that Morgan is a “memorabilia collector who inserted himself into Mr Lee’s life as his caregiver”.
Lee’s former attorney, who is seeking guardianship, alleged that the 42-year-old Morgan is “unduly influencing Mr Lee and isolating him”.
“He has been denied contact with family members and other individuals that he has known and trusted over the years,” Lallas said. “Mr Lee has recently exhibited short-term memory impairment, impaired judgment, and an inability to resist undue influence.”
Lee, the co-creator of Spider-Man, the X-Men and other superheroes, posted a video on Twitter last week stating that Morgan was his “only partner and business manager”.
The temporary restraining order requires Morgan to stay away from Lee until a court hearing in the case on July 6.
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