Marvel creator Stan Lee, 95, is accused of groping nurses and demanding oral sex in the shower. Lee Claims He Is Being Shook Down
- Stan Lee, the 95-year-old comic book legend who co-created Spider Man, the X-Men, The Incredible Hulk and other characters is accused of sex abuse
- DailyMail.com can disclose a nursing company employed to care for him stopped working with him after string of complaints
- Young female nurses complained he demanded oral sex from them, groped them and walked around naked
- But Lee’s lawyers tells DailyMail.com he has sent a cease and desist letter to the company which employs the women, accusing it of defaming Lee
- ‘Mr Lee will not be extorted or blackmailed, and will pay no money to anyone because he has done absolutely nothing wrong,’ attorney Tom Lallas said
- Lee has a personal fortune of at least $50 million and his home in the Bird Streets area has commanding views of Los Angeles
- He remains a fixture at comic book conventions
Comic book legend Stan Lee has been hit with several allegations of sexual assault and harassment by nurses caring for him at his Hollywood Hills home, DailyMail.com can reveal.
The Marvel creator, 95, is alleged to have repeatedly groped and harassed a string of young female nurses employed to care for him.
He is said to have asked for oral sex in the shower, walked around naked and wanted to be ‘pleasured’ in the bedroom.
The nursing company which employs the women and caters for celebrities and high end clients is now in a legal dispute with icon Lee, DailyMail.com has learned.
But as yet no police complaint has been made and no lawsuits filed.
A lawyer representing Lee told DailyMail.com that Lee ‘categorically denies’ the ‘false and despicable’ allegations and fully intends to clear his ‘stellar good name’ and suggested the allegations could be part of a shakedown.
Lee, 95, is the former president and chairman of Marvel and co-created Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, the X-Men, Hulk among many other beloved comic book heroes.
With his new nurses: Stan Lee was photographed with an assistant and a medical worker leaving a clinic earlier this month in Beverly Hills. But other nurses who worked for a previous company and who DailyMail.com is not naming or photographing, say he groped them and asked for oral sex in the shower
Comic book staple: Stan Lee went from a stellar career taking Marvel from a minor publisher to to the biggest name in comic books and for decades has been a fixture at comic book conventions, appearing last weekend at Wizard World Comic Con in New Orleans
Fortune: Stan Lee’s personal fortune is estimated at $50 million after a lifetime of involvement in the Marvel empire. He personally co-created Spider Man and the X-Men, which have gone on to help the total take of movies Marvel has franchised equal $23 billion and counting
Marvel is the highest grossing movie franchise in history having raked in $23billion at the box office and Lee as an executive producer boasts a personal fortune of around $50 million.
A source with knowledge of the situation, said: ‘Stan is an old man who has seemingly lost his way.
‘He doesn’t seem to care what people think of him, he’s lost his filter. There has been a stream of young nurses coming to his house in West Hollywood and he has been sexually harassing them. He finds it funny.
‘He walks around naked and is vulgar towards the women, he asks them for oral sex in the shower and wants to be pleasured in his bedroom. He uses the word p***y and f**k in their presence.
‘He’s also very handsy and has groped some of the women, it’s unacceptable behavior, especially from an icon like Stan.’
The source added: ‘The owner at the nursing company has openly said to people that Stan has sexually harassed every single nurse that has been to the house. That got back to Lee and sparked this whole thing.
‘It appears the owner, who has nursed Stan herself, eventually decided enough was enough.’
A rep for the nursing company confirmed that the female owner had received several complaints from nurses who had worked at Lee’s house and she had complained directly to Lee.
Dailymail.com is not naming the company as to do so would identify the women.
The nurses, for whom clients pay $1,000 a day, worked on shift rotation at the house and were available to him 24/7, seven days a week.
Their duties included taking Lee’s blood pressure, bringing him food and drink and making sure he took his medication.
The nursing company parted ways with Lee towards the end of last year.
Lee’s attorney Tom Lallas sent a cease and desist letter to the owner of the nursing firm on December 20.
In the letter, seen by DailyMail.com, Lallas accuses one or more ‘individuals’ at the firm of having ‘published’ to others ‘defamatory’ claims that Lee has ‘sexually harassed one or more of the Nurses who has provided Services at the Lee home.’
In a statement to DailyMail.com Lallas said: ‘Mr. Lee categorically denies these false and despicable allegations and he fully intends to fight to protect his stellar good name and impeccable character.
‘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.’
Widower: Stan Lee’s wife Joan died in July 2017 after 70 years of marriage.
Film franchises: The Marvel franchises, including X-Men and Spider Man have now topped $23 billion in box office takings
Shane Duffy, CEO of Lee’s company POW! Entertainment, said: ‘At POW! Entertainment it’s our policy to not comment on personal issues relating to Stan Lee and his life.’
A new nursing company has since stepped in to care for Lee at his exclusive home in the exclusive Hollywood Hills’ Bird Streets area.
The property, which boasts a pool and commanding views over LA, is believed to be worth in excess of $20million.
Julie Wozniak, a rep for the new firm Vitale Nursing Inc, insists that Lee has been nothing but ‘polite, kind and respectful’ since they took over.
‘It has been a privilege to care for him,’ she added.
Another source close to the producer also jumped to his defense.
‘Stan is 95 years old and has had an excellent reputation throughout his career,’ the source said.
‘People think because of Stan’s age he’s an easy target and he can be forced into giving them money.
‘I don’t believe these allegations…Stan is being taken advantage of.’
Lee was widowed in July 2017 when his wife of 70 years, Joan, died aged 95. The couple had one daughter, J.C. Lee.
He remains a fixture on the comic book circuit thanks to his career which saw him go from first writing comic books, to becoming editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics, its publisher and chairman, and taking it from a small publishing company to the dominant force in a multi-billion dollar industry.
But others close to the movie producer are worried about his alleged behavior and question why the fit 95-year-old even needs 24/7 care at home when he’s able to travel worldwide for comic book conventions.
What’s more, DailyMail.com has learned that Lee’s burly minder has been accused of ‘intimidating’ and ‘frightening’ some of the nurses involved, further casting a difficult light on Lee’s reputation.
The man, Max Anderson, has been Lee’s right hand man for years and acts as his road manager at comic book conventions. He is often seen in photo shoots alongside Lee.
Anderson – real name Mac Anderson – has a serious criminal past.
According to court records in Riverside, California he has a 2002 felony conviction for beating and injuring his wife, for which he was jailed for 365 days and spent 36 months probation.
Questions over minder: Max Anderson – real name Mac – is Stan Lee’s right hand man but has convictions for domestic violence
Then in 2010, according to court records, he was found guilty of beating his son with a belt, putting him in a chokehold and slamming him on the floor.
The boy went to school with his arm in a sling which raised the alarm with teachers.
For that crime he was sentenced to 36 months probation, a fine and anger management and parenting classes.
It is understood that some nurses complained about Anderson as well as Lee.
The source said: ‘Max is a big guy and some of the nurses are scared of him. ‘They have accused him of intimidating them and say a lot of the sexual harassment has gone on in front of him, like some boys’ club.’
The allegations of sex assault and harassment aren’t Lee’s only problems.
Earlier this week it emerged someone stole $300,000 from him with a fraudulent check.
Lee filed a police report on Tuesday after discovering that the money had been withdrawn without his knowledge.
Money managers for Lee discovered a check for the missing amount marked as a ‘loan’ that they believe may have been forged, according to TMZ.
The check in question was made out to ‘Hands Of Respect LLC’ which according to the gossip site is ‘a merchandising company’. Sources told TMZ that ‘neither Stan or his money managers wrote or authorized the transaction.’
Beverly Hills PD are investigating the possible forgery.
Then on Thursday it emerged that someone also used the comic book legend’s money to buy a condo.
It appears $850,000 of Lee’s money was used to buy the property in West Hollywood.
The revelation came to light after Lee’s team carried out a full audit of his accounts following the discovery of the first forged check.