The ongoing conflict between Marvel creator Stan Lee and former business manager Keya Morgan continues, as The Hollywood Reporter is confirming that Morgan has officially been charged on multiple counts of filing a false report, as well as a probation violation of a prior criminal conviction.
This comes after Lee reportedly filed for a restraining order against his former business partner two days after Morgan's initial arrest on June 12. Earlier that same week, Lee had released a brief video statement via his Twitter account asserting his strong working relationship with Morgan, which Morgan acknowledged in a reply to Lee.
According to THR, Lee was "granted a temporary restraining order" against Morgan "with a court date set for a permanent order hearing." However, authorities are also investigating alleged claims of elder abuse against Lee which were apparently cited in the restraining order.
That news initially broke as part of an investigative piece on THR detailing disturbing allegations against several individuals who were allegedly manipulating Lee for financial gain. Morgan was among those directly named as men with "bad intentions" who have held significant sway over Lee, reportedly both tracking and writing Lee's emails due to Lee's failing eyesight.
Morgan contended those abuse claims via a brief statement on Twitter: "For over 10 years I have shown nothing but love, respect & kindness to Stan Lee, & his wife, a fact he has repeated countless time. I have NEVER EVER abused my dear friend. Everything you read in the #FakeNews is pure malicious lies & I will 100% prove it. The truth will come out" [sic].
All of the false report charges against Morgan are categorized as misdemeanors, and he is due to appear in court to address them on July 2.