Marvel creator accused of ‘groping nurses’
COMIC book legend Stan Lee has been accused of groping and harassing the nurses who care for him at his home in Los Angeles.
The New York Post reported that the nursing company is currently in a legal dispute with the 95-year-old Marvel creator after nurses claimed he asked for oral sex in the shower and to be "pleasured" in his bedroom.
"He doesn't seem to care what people think of him, he's lost his filter," a source told the Daily Mail. "There has been a stream of young nurses coming to his house in West Hollywood and he has been sexually harassing them. He finds it funny."
The source added, "He's also very handy and has groped some of the women, it's unacceptable behaviour, especially from an icon like Stan."
A rep for the nursing company confirmed several nurses have complained and the owner of the company has spoken to Lee directly, but the company stopped working for him at the end of 2016.
"Mr. Lee categorically denies these false and despicable allegations and he fully intends to fight to protect his stellar good name and impeccable character," his lawyer said in a statement to the site. "We are not aware of anyone filing a civil action, or reporting these issues to the police, which for any genuine claim would be the more appropriate way for it to be handled. Instead, Mr. Lee has received demands to pay money and threats that if he does not do so, the accuser will go to the media. Mr. Lee will not be extorted or blackmailed, and will pay no money to anyone because he has done absolutely nothing wrong."
Meanwhile, a rep for the new nursing company working for Lee said he has been "polite, kind and respectful" to their staff.
Lee's wife of 69 years, Joan, passed away last July at 93 years old.
A rep for Lee did not immediately return our request for comment.
Lee co-created such iconic characters as Spider-Man, the Hulk, Doctor Strange, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Daredevil, Thor, Black Panther, the X-Men
This story was originally published in the New York Post and is reprinted with permission.