06 Jun 2019
AP — A former business manager to Stan Lee has pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that he abused the Marvel Comics legend.
Keya Morgan, 43, entered the plea Wednesday in Los Angeles after authorities transported him from Arizona, where he was arrested last month.
Morgan was charged in May with five counts of elder abuse involving the late Marvel Comics mastermind including theft, embezzlement, forgery or fraud against an elder adult, and false imprisonment of an elder adult.
The charges date to June 2018, when Morgan was working closely with Lee. The comics legend, who co-created Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk and Black Panther, died in November at age 95.
Alex Kessel, an attorney for Morgan, has said his client has never abused or taken advantage of Lee.
Los Angeles County prosecutors say Morgan sought to capitalize on Lee’s wealth and exert influence over him even though he had no authority to act on his behalf.
By Katie Campione, AP, 5 June 2019
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