The beloved 95-year-old co-creator of characters such as Spider-Man, Hulk, and the X-Men has been accused of sexual assault by his (former) home nursing staff in Hollywood Hills. The story broke earlier today in an article posted on DailyMail.com.
The complaints come from several employees of a nursing company that caters and cares for celebrities and wealthy individuals with medical needs.
The accusations range from groping the nurses, to asking for oral sex, to walking around in the nude in front of the staff. No official police reports have been filed and no legal action has yet been taken.
Stan Lee’s legal team has stated that he denies the accusations and mentioned that this could be part of a shakedown operation to tarnish his good name.
Tom Lallas, an attorney for Lee, was quoted in the DailyMail article stating that “We are not aware of anyone filing a civil action, or reporting these issues to the police, which for any genuine claim would be the more appropriate way for it to be handled. Instead, 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.”
You can find the original DailyMail piece here.
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