The late Stan Lee’s former business manager Keya Morgan has been slapped with elder abuse charges, Deadline reports.
Morgan is facing one felony count of false imprisonment of an elder adult, three felony counts of theft, embezzlement, and forgery or fraud against an elder adult, along with an initial elder abuse misdemeanour count.
Morgan reportedly took control of Lee’s business affairs and personal life in February 2018 and allegedly isolated the Marvel genius from his family and friends.
He also embezzled $5 million worth of assets, according to documents filed in Los Angeles Superior Court in 2018.
Lee, who died on November 12 last year, had assets valued at more than $50 million in the final years of his life.
If found guilty of five counts of elder abuse, Morgan could be jailed for up to a decade.
An arrest warrant has been issued for Lee’s former manager.
Last year, the then-95-year-old comics legend sought a restraining order against Morgan, citing elder abuse.
The filing came three days after Lee put out a June 10, 2018 video on social media insisting he and Morgan were working “together and are conquering the world side-by-side.”
Following the posting of the video, Morgan was arrested on suspicion of filing a false police report, allegedly concerning a supposed break-in incident at Lee’s residence.
An L.A. Superior Court judge granted a three-year restraining order against Morgan in August. Last month, Morgan was found guilty of the false police report misdemeanour charge and ordered to stay away from Lee’s family and residence, among other conditions.Image: Getty Images