The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has announced that Stan Lee’s former business manager, Keya Morgan, has been charged with both imprisoning and stealing from the Marvel legend.
Keya Morgan, who was arrested on elder abuse charges this past weekend is being charged with one felony count of false imprisonment of an elder by use of fraud and deceit, plus three felony counts of grand theft from an elder of more than $950. They include an allegation of taking more than $100,000 through fraud and embezzlement. In addition, he also faces one misdemeanor count of elder abuse for knowingly and willfully inflicting mental suffering on Stan Lee.
Should Keya Morgan be convicted, he’ll face a maximum sentence of 10 years. Prosecutors have recommended bail be set at $300,000.
Keya Morgan managed to gain control of Stan Lee’s business affairs in February 2018 and allegedly isolated the Marvel co-creator, separating him from his family and friends. The LAPD said it launched an elder abuse investigation before Stan Lee’s passing. Documents filed in the Los Angeles Superior Court revealed Key Morgan had been accused of embezzling or misappropriating $5 million of assets in 2018.
The case currently remains under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department and the District Attorney’s Office, Bureau of Investigation. Keya Morgan was arrested in Arizona and is expected to be extradited to Los Angeles with arraignment being scheduled for a later date.
Stan Lee passed away last November at the age of 95 in Los Angeles, CA after he was taken from his home in the Hollywood Hills to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. His cause of death was due to heart and respiratory failure, as well as aspiration pneumonia — the inhaling of stomach acid, saliva, or food into the lungs.
The Marvel icon had a private funeral per his final wishes on November 16. He is survived by his daughter J.C. Lee. His wife Joan Lee passed away at the age of 93 in July of 2017 after she was hospitalized due to a stroke. His legacy carries on in both Marvel Comics as well as the Marvel Cinematic Universe which continues this July with Spider-Man: Far From Home.
Spider-Man: Far From Home will follow Tom Holland’s Peter Parker as he tries to enjoy a vacation in Europe while simultaneously assisting Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio with a trio of threats to the continent.
Spider-Man: Far From Home will be released in theaters on July 2, 2019.
The Avengers Suit Up In New ‘Endgame’ International Character Posters
Marvel Thailand has released a batch of official character posters for Avengers: Endgame.
The new posters feature Iron Man, Captain America and the rest of the remaining members of the Avengers, as well as Captain Marvel and Guardians of the Galaxy characters Nebula and Rocket Raccoon. The heroes can be seen suited up and ready for their next battle against the Mad Titan Thanos.
You can check out the first Avengers: Endgame character poster below and click "next" to view the rest of the gallery!
Endgame will serve as both a follow up to Avengers: Infinity War as well as the conclusion to the 22 films that came before it which has now been dubbed as the Infinity Saga by Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige before the studio kicks off Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Spider-Man: Far From Home in July.
While plot details still remain under wraps, Earth's Mightiest Heroes are expected to team up with Brie Larson's Captain Marvel and utilize the Quantum Realm in their efforts to undo the decimation from Thanos' snap and bring back half of the universe's population which was turned to dust by the Mad Titan.
Here is the plot synopsis for Endgame:
A culmination of 22 interconnected films the fourth installment of the Avengers saga will draw audiences to witness the turning point of this epic journey. Our beloved heroes will truly understand how fragile this reality is and the sacrifices that must be made to uphold it.
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow and Josh Brolin.
Avengers: Endgame opens in theaters on April 26, 2019. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Source: Marvel Thailand