LOS ANGELES, California — 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, the TMZ website and other US media outlets reported.
It comes amid a struggle over Lee’s fortune, estimated at $50 million, 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 Morgan is “unduly influencing Mr. Lee and isolating him.”
— stan lee (@TheRealStanLee) June 10, 2018
Lee, the Jewish 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.”
Morgan, in a statement to TMZ, said he has “taken great care of Stan Lee for the past many years, and have never had a problem directly with Stan.”
“I will 100 percent prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that the allegations against me are false,” he said. “The truth will come out.”
The temporary restraining order requires Morgan to stay away from Lee until a court hearing in the case on July 6.
Times of Israel staff contributed to this report.