The former business manager for Stan Lee has been charged with multiple counts of elder abuse related to the late Marvel icon.
Keya Morgan was charged with multiple counts related to elder abuse, including alleged false imprisonment, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Superior Court told The Hollywood Reporter.
An arrest warrant has been issued for Morgan, according to officials. He is not yet in custody.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office said when contacted multiple times about the matter it had no information to provide.
Morgan’s attorney, Alex Kessel, told The Associated Press that his client is not guilty and he expects him to be exonerated.
Last summer, legal representatives for Lee filed for a restraining order against Morgan, which was granted.
In April of last year, THR reported that Lee — who co-created such legendary comic characters as Spider-Man, Black Panther, Iron Man, X-Men and the Fantastic Four, among many others — was caught in the middle of a war of words among those closest to him, all of whom were vying for control over Lee’s life, allegedly for their own financial gain. Morgan, who has long been involved in the pop culture memorabilia scene, was one of the subjects of the investigation.
Last month, Morgan pleaded no contest to filing a false police report. He must stay away from Lee’s family and residence, along with completing 100 hours of community service, according to the Los Angeles City Attorney’s office.
Lee died in November. He was 95.