Stan Lee Granted Restraining Order Against Former Caregiver

“The Lee family is happy that the court recognized that here was a threat to Mr. Lee,” attorney for Marvel comics legend tells TheWrap

Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee was granted a restraining order on Friday against Keya Morgan, who was arrested in June.

In court papers filed Friday and obtained by TheWrap, Morgan was barred from coming within 100 yards from Lee. The restraining order is in effect until Aug. 17, 2021.

In a statement to TheWrap, Lee’s attorney Jonathan Freund said that the comic-book legend’s family is “happy that the court recognized that there was a threat to Mr. Lee.” Freund also said that Lee, 95, is “continuing to work and his health is improving and he’s developing characters and stories.”

“The Lee family is happy that the court recognized that there was a threat to Mr. Lee and is pleased that the court took action to prevent further harassment of Stan Lee and his family,” Freund said. “Mr. Lee’s continuing to work and his health is improving and he’s developing characters and stories.”

The elder or dependent adult abuse restraining order describes Morgan as a “former caregiver and assistant” to Lee.

In June, a media representative for the Los Angeles Superior Court told TheWrap that Lee had filed a restraining order against Morgan, 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 may have 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 Lee.

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.