In real life, superheroes need to watch out for sociopathic predators, just like the rest of us.
Stan Lee, the creator of Marvel Comics characters, including all the Avengers, like Iron Man, Spider Man and the Black Panther, was allegedly subjected to elder abuse by the man who was supposed to be his business manager.
Keya Morgan was arrested in Arizona on Saturday, May 25, 2019, for elder abuse. He was charged with theft, embezzlement, forgery or fraud against an elder adult, and false imprisonment of an elder adult.
Police say Morgan stole more than $262,000 from autograph sessions Lee did a year ago. Police also say Morgan took Lee from his home to a condo where “Morgan had more control over Lee.”
Morgan isolated Lee, according to a restraining order requested by Lee’s daughter. She said Morgan was manipulating Lee, preventing him from seeing family and friends, and trying to take control of Lee’s money and business affairs.
These are, of course, standard sociopathic control techniques.
Remember, sociopaths exploit vulnerabilities, and the elderly — no matter how rich and famous — can be vulnerable. If you have loved ones who are experiencing decline, be sure to keep a close eye on the people who claim to be caring for them.
Stan Lee’s former manager in handcuffs following accusations of elder abuse, on LosAngeles.CBSlocal.com.
Stan Lee’s former manager arrested on elder abuse charges, on APNews.com.