Stan Lee's business manager, whom the 95-year-old creator said is the only person who represents him, was arrested Monday on suspicion of filing a false police report.
Keya Morgan, a collector of pop-culture memorabilia who rubs elbows with celebrities, was taken into custody Monday afternoon by the Los Angeles Police Department's Hollywood Division, according to The Hollywood Reporter. His bail was set at $20,000.
Although no details were released regarding the charge, but the website speculates it may be related to reports from early this month that Lee was confronted by two gunmen outside his home.
It's only the latest twist in a bizarre series of circumstances surrounding Lee, who in April angrily denied allegations that he's the victim of elder abuse, and threatened to sue anyone who made such claims. However, it's obvious there's a behind-the-scenes struggle, marked by a report that a former business associate stole vials of his blood and used it to sign comics, and a $1 billion lawsuit filed by Lee against his former entertainment company POW! Entertainment.
Although Lee has long maintained a robust social-media presence, he announced on May 12 that he had only then begun writing Twitter posts himself; he maintained that someone else has control of his Facebook account.
Lee signed a declaration stating that three men, including Morgan, had attempted to take advantage of his daughter J.C. Lee in an attempt to “gain control over my assets, property and money.” But in April, Lee denied the allegation in a video recorded by Morgan, whom he's described as "my only partner and business manager." In his Twitter profiles, Morgan characterizes himself as "co-creator with Stan Lee."