Stan Lee is set to sue his former manager on accounts of unscrupulous behavior which led to Lee losing both money and blood.
Marvel comics legend Lee recently took to Los Angeles Superior Court to sue his former manager Jerardo Olivarez. According to Lee, many unscrupulous businessmen, opportunists and other unsavory characters approached him after the death of his wife in order to take advantage of him. Olivarez, a former business partner of Lee’s daughter, was one of these characters.
The suit goes on to state that Olivarez took “unauthorized and fraudulent acts and omissions” by managing all of Lee’s affairs, both professional and financially, leading to Lee losing “a tremendous amount of money as money and assets were transferred to Olivarez by Lee without Lee being aware these actions were being taken.”
However, transferring assets seemingly wasn’t the only thing Olivarez did to Lee. Within days of the death of Lee’s wife, Olivarez fired Lee’s banker of over two decades, fired his lawyers and caused around $4.6 million to be transferred from Lee’s account without his permission. Olivarez also allegedly created a merchandising company which was purported as a charity in order to appropriate funds from Lee. The most despicable act of all, however, has yet to be mentioned and is stated below:
“Furthermore, in a diabolical and ghoulish scheme to make a profit from a distraught and grieving Lee, Olivarez had a nurse inject Lee with a syringe and extract many containers of blood….Lee never approved of the use of his blood as a merchandising item, or for any other use. Naturally, this compounded Lee’s grief and angst and caused him tremendous emotional distress…”
The suit, which accuses Olivarez of fraud and financial abuse of an elder, among other things, is set to continue in Los Angeles. The exact amount the suit is claiming for the damages has not been released at this time. Olivarez has also neglected to comment about the charges at the time of writing this story.
The 10 Best Episodes Of ‘Spider-Man: The Animated Series’
Peter Parker has had many incarnations throughout the fifty plus years of his existence but none more so than in animation. There’s the newer Ultimate Spider-Man series on Disney, the classic ’60s and ’80s Spider-Man cartoons and even the soon-to-be classic The Spectacular Spider-Man, but there is one series that will always have a place in my heart and was a major reason why this character resonates for so many people that grew up during the time it was released.
The ’90s Spider-Man series that run on Fox Kids was among my favorite cartoons growing up and even when I couldn’t get a hold of the issues they were adapting, it was the closest thing that I could get to reading the comics. How much of a presence did it have? The Spider-Man ride, which is arguably the best at Islands of Adventure at Universal Orlando, was based on this series and it’s got every bit of the charm that we saw on the small screen.
These episodes are classics so let’s countdown the best ones from the ’90s Spider-Man series. Click Next to get started!