Comics legend Stan Lee is strongly denying allegations that he behaved in an inappropriate sexual manner toward nurses caring for him.
British tabloid The Daily Mail reports that multiple unnamed nurses are accusing Lee of groping them and “demanding that they perform sex acts on him.”
The 95-year-old former Marvel chairman, who’s responsible for creating beloved comic book heroes and franchises like Spider-Man, Hulk, and The X-Men, lives at home and retains the services of a nursing company to provide in-home care.
In a statement to SYFY WIRE, Tom Lalla, Lee’s attorney, vigorously denied all of the accusations against his client.
“Mr. Lee categorically denies these false and despicable allegations and he fully intends to fight to protect his stellar good name and impeccable character,” the statement reads.
“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.”
According to Daily Mail, one of Lee’s accusers said he appears to have lost any decorum toward the nurses who care for him, and that he “walks around naked and is vulgar towards the women, he asks them for oral sex in the shower and wants to be pleasured in his bedroom.”
That accuser also alleges that Lee freely uses sexual vulgarities in the nurses’ presence, and that he has displayed similar behavior toward other female nurses who have visited his home.
Lalla, Lee's attorney, has characterized the allegations as "false and defamatory."