Comic Book Legend Stan Lee Finally Gets Legal Guardian
Few people can lay claim to the creation of of a pop-culture phenomenon like Stan Lee. Along with Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, Stan imagined characters like Spider-man, Captain America, the Hulk - and basically, the entire Marvel Universe. Now that the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) has taken off like a rocket - this man is a household name. The smart directors spend time with Lee in order to truly understand the characters he gave birth to, and it shows. You would think that a guy that was so key in bringing Marvel to life would be set for life and Tony Stark-level rich. That's not exactly the case.
Because of his fame, and the fact that everything he touches can be sold for a king's ransom at a comic-con, Mr. Lee has become a target for moochers, scammers, and straight-up thieves who would love to take advantage of this 95 year-old genius. Fans and supporters alike are afraid that millions of dollars have been siphoned out of Lee's accounts without his knowledge after his wife's death last year. To that end, the courts have stepped in to make sure he is properly taken care of. Stan's former lawyer, Tom Lallas, has been named guardian ad litem of the super senior.
Tom's job is to ensure that folks like Stan's former manager Keya Morgan stay far away from the legend. Morgan was arrested yesterday and a restraining order has been issued to keep him at least 100 yards away from the comic great. Morgan was locked up Thursday and is being accused of filing a false police report and "unduly influencing" Mr. Lee. Lallas has accused Morgan of being “a memorabilia collector who inserted himself into Mr. Lee’s life as his caregiver.”
According to the New York Times, Keya Morgan vehemently denies the allegations, and is threatening legal action to clear his name.