Keya Morgan, Stan Lee’s Business Manager, Has Been Arrested | THR News

Keya Morgan, Stan Lee’s Business Manager, Has Been Arrested | THR News


Stan Lee’s business manager, Keya Morgan, was arrested Monday on suspicion of filing a false police report, the Los Angeles police department confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. Morgan was arrested around 1 p.m. and taken into custody by the LAPD’s Hollywood Division. His bail was set at $20,000 and he is due back in court July 2. Police did not release the exact details of the arrest, but it may have something to do with a report earlier this month that Lee was allegedly confronted at his home by two gunmen who demanded money from the 95-year-old Marvel icon. In an April article, THR revealed that Lee, who co-created such legendary comic characters as Spider-Man, Black Panther, Iron Man, X-Men and the Fantastic Four, among many more, was caught in the middle of a war of words among those closest to him, all of whom were vying for control over Lee’s life, seemingly for their own financial gain. Morgan, who’s long been involved in the pop-culture memorabilia scene, was one of the subjects of the THR investigation. The other parties involved were Lee’s 67-year-old daughter J.C., publicist turned caretaker Jerry Olivarez and Lee’s former road manager Max Anderson. A number of celebrities who know Lee and consider him a friend have publicly shared their concern over the creator’s well-being, as sources close to the situation tell THR that the comic book legend’s health has notably declined in recent months and his memory is in poor shape. Days before Morgan’s arrest, a 45-second video was recorded of Lee and posted to Twitter in which Lee made it clear Morgan was the only person with whom he now worked and allowed to represent him. “My only partner and business manager is @KeyaMorgan, not all the other people making false claims,” the post read, along with the video. In late May, another video was posted to his Twitter account, which stated that the platform was the only source of social media Lee now used. He said his verified Facebook page, which has more than 6.4 million followers had been “hacked.” It is unclear if the alleged hack was reported to Facebook. In February, Lee signed a declaration, a copy of which was obtained by THR, that claimed J.C. demanded money from him and insisted that men with “bad intentions” surrounded Lee and influenced the family to “gain control over my assets, property and money.” These individuals included Morgan. However, a video of Lee shortly thereafter posted to his Twitter account called the declaration “misleading” and “insulting,” and the Marvel creator insisted “my relationship with my daughter has never been better.” To read more on this ongoing story, head to THR.com. For The Hollywood Reporter News, I’m Lyndsey Rodrigues.

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  1. Keya Morgan deserves a beating and imprisonment, and anyone else taking advantage of him need to go to jail.

  2. In another video here on youtube, the police are questioning Stan Lee away from Keya; When they asked him about Keya, he says Keya is a friend, we are working on a million projects. "He (Keya) is like my partner". I could be wrong, but I have never heard Stan Lee speak poorly of Keya. When they ask him about his daughter, he said my daughter actually acted better today than she has in a long time. Usually she's yelling at me and we are arguing. My feeling about this being a setup by Lees daughter may be true. It's possible Keya moved Lee from his house to a condominium in order to protect him from his daughter. I read that Lees daughter was constantly asking Lee for thousands of dollars. And when Lee wouldn't give it to her, she would go into a crying fit until he did. I wasn't sure if what I read was true until I heard what Stan Lee said in this video. Because she is Lees daughter, she may have made friends with some high power people. The restraining order may have been instigated by Stan Lees daughter and not by Stan Lee himself. It's also possible Stan Lees daughter knows people in law enforcement and was able to get there help going after Keya because she felt Keya was standing in her way of getting her fathers money. I don't know if this is the case, but Keya would have had to be incredibly stupid to try and pull this off, and he isn't. As I stated in other posts, it took him years to build up his business and his credibility as an historian. I don't know if this is true, but I was told Muhammad Ali was Keyas Godfather. I hear Keyas mom is in failing health, I just hope all of this will not take a toll on her health, and I hope she recovers.

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