Keya Morgan, arrested Monday on suspicion of filing a false police report, was identified in most stories as the manager of Marvel mastermind Stan Lee. But many may not know of his other very famous client: Donald Trump, Jr.
“I’ve lost count of the number of times he’s dropped Don Jr.’s name,” a person with knowledge of the relationship told TheWrap. “For a long time, and with great frequency, he has claimed to be the gateway to Don Jr. both professionally and personally.”
“He described his relationship as being in the inner circle of the Trump family,” the individual said.
Neither Morgan nor Trump Jr. immediately responded to TheWrap’s request for comment. But as of this writing, Morgan’s IMDb page still lists Don Jr. among his clients.
A 2011 CNN profile about Morgan also mentions Don Jr. as Morgan’s “celebrity friend.” The total length of time Morgan has represented Don Jr, who has numerous television credits including two appearances on “The Apprentice,” was not known as of this writing.
Stan Lee once called Morgan his “only partner and business manager.” Morgan’s bail was set at $20,000, and Los Angeles police did not release details of the arrest. None of Morgan’s clients have been accused of any wrongdoing in connection with the arrest.
The Hollywood Reporter said the arrest “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 April, Lee — who co-created some of the most iconic characters in comic history, including Spider-Man, Black Panther, Iron Man, X-Men and the Fantastic Four — filed a lawsuit, which said that people close to him were duping him out of “tremendous amounts of money.”
The suit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, said that after Lee’s wife Joan died last year, the comic-book icon “became the target of various unscrupulous businessmen, sycophants and opportunists who saw a chance to take advantage of Lee’s despondent state of mind, kind heart and devotion to his craft.”
But just days before Morgan’s arrest, Lee posted a 45-second video, insisting that Morgan was the only person with whom he now worked and was allowed to represent him.