Marvel's Stan Lee Faces Accusations Of Sexual Misconduct, Denies Allegations
Stan Lee joins the dozens of Hollywood personalities who, in the past three months, have been embroiled in a sexual harassment controversy.
On Tuesday, Jan. 9, a new report emerged detailing several accounts of misconduct by the legendary comic book creator. Lee, 95 years old, allegedly groped and demanded oral sex from the young female nurses hired to care for him in his home in Los Angeles.
The Daily Mail, first to break the story, reveals that the nursing home that caters to high-end clients including celebrities has stopped taking work from Lee after receiving multiple complaints from its employees.
"He doesn't seem to care what people think of him, he's lost his filter. There has been a stream of young nurses coming to his house in West Hollywood and he has been sexually harassing them," an unnamed source familiar with the situation divulges. "He finds it funny."
The insider also claims that Lee has sexually harassed every single nurse it employs. The owner of the business raised the issue to the comic book creator but to no avail.
The Daily Mail adds that the nursing company is now in a legal dispute against Lee, but no police complaint or a lawsuit has been filed as of this writing.
Stan Lee Denies Allegations
A representative has denied all allegations made against the celebrity.
"Mr. Lee categorically denies these false and despicable allegations and he fully intends to fight to protect his stellar good name and impeccable character," Lee's lawyer, Tom Lallas, told the publication. "Mr. Lee has received demands to pay money and threats that if he does not do so, the accuser will go to the media. Mr. Lee will not be extorted or blackmailed, and will pay no money to anyone because he has done absolutely nothing wrong."
The new nursing home that has taken over the duty of caring for the comic book icon also says that the 95-year-old has so far been polite and respectful to his nurses.
BuzzFeed News spoke to the owner of the nursing home who says that they have not made any legal claims nor made any request for money based on his alleged misconduct. Marvel Comics and POW! Entertainment declined to comment on personal issues.
Lee remains a prominent figure in the comic book industry. He appears in the Marvel Cinematic Universe via short cameo appearances in superhero movies. He also continues to attend comic book conventions to meet fans.