Stan Lee’s former business manager arrested for elder abuse of comic book writer

Keya Morgan is taken into custody in Arizona on an outstanding arrest warrant

Marvel Comics co-creator Stan Lee  in Beverly Hills, California, US, in August 2017. Lee’s former business manager has been arrested  on elder abuse charges. File photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

Marvel Comics co-creator Stan Lee in Beverly Hills, California, US, in August 2017. Lee’s former business manager has been arrested on elder abuse charges. File photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

 

A former business manager of Stan Lee has been arrested in the US on elder abuse charges involving the late comic book great.

Los Angeles police said Keya Morgan was taken into custody in Arizona early on Saturday on an outstanding arrest warrant.

Mr Morgan was charged earlier this month with felony allegations of theft, embezzlement, forgery or fraud against an elder adult, and false imprisonment of an elder adult.

Authorities said Mr Morgan sought to manipulate and exert control over Lee even though he did not have authority to act on Lee’s behalf.

Lee died in November at the age of 95.

Mr Morgan’s lawyer Alex Kessel has said Morgan never abused or took advantage of Lee.

Bail has been set for $300,000 (about €267,702) and Mr Morgan will eventually be extradited to Los Angeles. – AP