Late Marvel Comics creator, Stan Lee’s manager, Keya Morgan, was arrested in Arizona on charges of elder abuse, fraud, theft and false imprisonment, the police announced.
“Keya Morgan will go before a judge and will eventually be extradited to Los Angeles to face charges," Los Angeles Police Department said in a statement.
Lee’s former attorney, Tom Lallas, said that the Marvel Comics legend was subject to abuse by Morgan who made himself his caregiver and isolated him from his loved ones.
Lallas also accused Morgan of exploiting Lee, who was showing signs of short-term memory loss and impaired judgment, amid a struggle over the comic-book mogul's fortune, estimated at over $50 million.
Police arrested Morgan last year for making false calls to 911, alledging that he was trying to manipulate Lee to move from his Hollywood Hills residence to a secured condo in Beverly Hills last June so he would be secluded.
Morgan was also accused by police of stealing Lee, including autograph signing sessions worth $262,000 which never made it into Lee's assets.
"I have taken great care of Stan Lee for the past many years, and... never had a problem directly with Stan. I will 100 percent prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that the allegations against me are false. The truth will come out,” Morgan told TMZ following last year’s restraining order.
Lee passed away last November at the age of 95 due to multiple illnesses.