A former business manager of the late, great comic book legend Stan Lee has been arrested.
Lee was previously granted a restraining order against Keya Morgan, who was accused of accused of taking artwork from Lee's home, stealing cash that Lee had been paid for signing autographs, making false reports to the police, and moving Lee from his home, family and caregivers to an apartment.
Now it has been reported by Variety that Morgan has been arrested on an outstanding warrant from the Los Angeles Police Department.
The warrant was for one count of false imprisonment of an elder adult; three counts of grand theft from an elder or dependent adult, special aggravated white collar crime loss of over $100,000; and one count of elder or dependent adult abuse.
[Stan Lee and Keya Morgan at the Avengers: Infinity War premiere in April 2018]
Morgan was charged by Los Angeles County prosecutors earlier this month, but was arrested in Arizona on Saturday (May 25) morning. At the time of Variety's report, Morgan was awaiting extradition to Los Angeles, with bail having been set at $300,000.
The initial investigation into whether Lee had been subject to elder abuse began in March 2018, with Keya issuing a statement shortly after the restraining order was granted in August last year denying the claims.
"This is a witchhunt by [Stan Lee's] daughter and her lawyer against me because she cannot stand the fact Stan likes me so much," he said (via TMZ). "I will 100% prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that the allegations against me are false. The truth will come out."
After his arrest warrant was issued, Morgan's attorney, Alex Kessel, said in a statement that Morgan has never abused or taken advantage of Lee.
"My client stands firmly on his presumption of innocence," the statement read (via People). "We expect him to be completely exonerated of all charges. Mr Morgan has never abused Mr Stan Lee in any way."
Lee, who co-created iconic characters like Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and the X-Men, tragically passed away at the 95 in November of last year.
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