Stan Lee filed a restraining order on Wednesday against his business manager, Keya Morgan, a media rep for the Los Angeles Superior Court told TheWrap.
This is just the latest turn in a story that has already twisted and veered in often unfortunate directions for the Marvel Comics icon.
The restraining order comes two days after Morgan was arrested by Los Angeles police on suspicion of filing a false police report.
While the LAPD did not provide further detail on the circumstances of Morgan’s arrest, according to The Hollywood Reporter, it likely had to do with a report from earlier this month that said Lee was held at gunpoint at his home by two men demanding money from the 95-year-old.
Morgan was, at one point, linked to accusations Lee made in February, according to THR, saying that former business partners and people close to him were trying to take advantage of him and gain control of his assets.
In April, Lee filed a lawsuit, saying they were duping him out of “tremendous amounts of money.” Filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, that suit 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.”
Lee later, however, changed his mind, THR reported, and filmed a video of him distancing himself from the legalese, saying the contents of the documents were false and incorrect.
Now 95 years old, Lee’s health has deteriorated in recent months according to reports in The Hollywood Reporter that say his memory is in poor shape.
In February Lee was admitted to Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles after experiencing shortness of breath and an irregular heartbeat. His reps at the time didn’t provide any further information, but Lee was released within hours and said he was “feeling great.”
In May, Lee also filed a lawsuit against his former company, POW! Entertainment, and current POW! CEO Shane Duffy and co-founder Gill Champion. The suit stated they “conspired and agreed to broker a sham deal to sell POW! to a company in China and fraudulently steal Stan Lee’s identity, name, image, and likeness as part of a nefarious scheme to benefit financially at Lee’s expense.”