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Stan Lee’s ex-manager charged with five counts of elder abuse

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A warrant has been issued for Keya Morgan’s arrest

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The Los Angeles Superior Court has charged business manager Keya Morgan with five counts of elder abuse against late comics legend Stan Lee, Polygon has confirmed.

Morgan has been a major figure of the elder abuse accusations surrounding Lee’s final days since late 2017, and this is not the first time that he has been charged in relation to his care of Lee. A judge approved a restraining order preventing him from coming into contact with Lee or his family in July of 2018.

In addition to the restraining order, Morgan had previously been charged with two counts of reporting a false emergency: one for calling 911 to report there were burglars inside Lee’s home when Lee was being visited by two police detectives and a social worker who were investigating claims of elder abuse against Morgan, and one for accusing a security guard of assault with a deadly weapon when he refused to sign a non-disclosure agreement.

Morgan’s dealings with Lee were complicated, to say the least. Under his care, multiple members of Lee’s longtime staff were fired, including his accountant, housekeeper, and tour manager, the latter of whom was a well-known and liked figure in the comics world. Morgan had also leveled multiple accusations of elder abuse and fraud against other figures in Lee’s life, and may have taken over Lee’s social media accounts.

The latest charges include four felony counts of elder abuse: one for false imprisonment of an elder, and three counts of “theft, embezzlement, forgery, or fraud [...] with respect to the property or personal identifying information of an elder.”

All charges could potentially result in jail time for Morgan, and a representative for the Los Angeles Superior Court’s Public Information Office told Polygon that a warrant has been issued for his arrest.