Stan Lee’s Former Business Manager Arrested for Elder Abuse
Stan Lee died Nov. 12, 2018 of heart failure at the age of 95
A former business manager of comic book legend Stan Lee has been arrested for fiduciary elder abuse, according to LAPD.
Keya Morgan was arrested in Arizona Saturday morning, according to a statement from the department. He is expected to be extradited to Los Angeles to face charges.
A warrant was issued for his arrest earlier this month.
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In the months before Lee died in November 2018, Morgan had been accused of inappropriate behavior involving Lee, including allegedly pocketing more than $262,000 from an autograph signing session, according to police.
In another bizarre accusation, Morgan allegedly took Lee from his Hollywood Hills home late one June night and kept him at a Beverly Hills condo, where he "had more control" over the Marvel Comics legend.
The comic book master at one point requested a restraining order against Morgan, just days after insisting the man was his sole partner and business manager and that the two of them were "conquering the world side-by-side."
Earlier court documents filed by lawyers for Lee alleged in part that Morgan isolated Lee from his family and other associates, moved him out of his home and into a condominium and was exerting undue influence over him.
Last July, the former business manager told TMZ, "For over 10 years I have shown nothing but love, respect & kindness to Stan Lee, & his wife, a fact he has repeated countless times," and accused Lee's daughter and her lawyer of a "witchhunt" against him borne out of jealousy.
Bail for Morgan, also known as Keyarash Mazhari, is set at $300,000.
Lee died Nov. 12, 2018 of heart failure at the age of 95.
City News Service contributed to this report.