Stan Lee has been the renowned as the father of many superheroes people have come to love. This time, however, he is placed in the spotlight where he appears to be the villain, as a group of nurses accused him of sexual harassment.
For his part, Lee has vehemently denied the accusations. According to a report from The Guardian, the lawyer of the 95-year-old comic-book writer, publisher, and film producer has "categorically denied" the accusations against his client. The alleged harassment reportedly took place in Lee's Hollywood home where a team of care nurses was looking after him.
Earlier this week, the Daily Mail reported that Lee allegedly groped and harassed female nurses who were assigned to care for him. Moreover, Lee was also accused of requesting for oral sex while in the shower and was said to have been walking around naked and wanting to be "pleasured" in his bedroom. The company handling the nurses are already in a legal dispute with Lee, the report added.
Lee's lawyer also called the allegations "false and despicable," which could be part of a shakedown to tarnish his "stellar good name."
"This accusation is another example of a demand that Mr Lee has received to pay money and threat that if he does not do so, the accuser will hold a press conference and 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," Lee's counsel added.
Meanwhile, BleedingCool noted that another set of sexual allegations was hurled against Lee, this time coming from a female massage therapist. The incident allegedly took place in his hotel room during the comic convention C2E2 in April of 2017 in Chicago.
The report added that the massage therapist has already filed a formal complaint and that Lee's lawyers have already met regarding the alleged incident.