Yesterday we learned that Kevin Smith had extended an invitation to Stan Lee to live with him, far from all the alleged elder abusers. Several reports had recently come out insinuating that Stan Lee was surrounded by money-hungry, blood-stealing abusers, and that there was serious cause for alarm. TMZ says that everyone can calm down, because yesterday Stan Lee released a video assuring everyone he’s not being taken advantage of.
The video was recorded by Stan’s friend Keya Morgan. This deserves a bit of backstory. Keya Morgan was specifically mentioned as one of three men with “bad intentions” in The Hollywood Reporter’s recent story about Stan Lee’s allegedly not-great current situation. Stan had allegedly written a document back in February accusing Keya, a man named Jerry Olivarez, and his daughter J.C. Lee’s attorney Kirk Schenck, of influencing his daughter with the intent of gaining control over his assets, property and money. Apparently this was easy, because J.C. allegedly liked to blow through her trust and didn’t have many adult friends.
Not very long after the document was made public, Keya Morgan got Stan to record a video saying that his relationship with J.C. is great, and that no one is taking advantage of him or his money. Stan’s estate is estimated at between $50 million and $70 million.
Once Kevin Smith and other various celebrities jumped to help Stan, Keya shot another video. Stan again stated that everything is fine, and that Keya is an a-ok guy, whose motives no one should be at all suspicious of.
“Hi, this is Stan Lee, and I’m calling on behalf of myself and my friend Keya Morgan. Now, you people have been publishing the most hateful, harmful material about me and about my friend Keya, and some others. Material which is totally incorrect, totally based on slander, totally the type of thing that I’m going to sue your ass off when I get a chance. You have been accusing me and my friends of doing things that are so unrealistic and unbelievable, that I don’t know what to say. It’s as though you suddenly have a personal vendetta against me and against the people I work with.
Well I want you to know I’m going to spend every penny I have to put a stop to this, and to make you sorry that you’ve suddenly gone on a one-man campaign against somebody – with no proof, no evidence, no anything – but you’ve decided people are mistreating me, and therefore you’re going to publish those articles. I’m going to get the best and most expensive lawyers I can. And I want you to know, if you don’t stop these articles and publish retractions, I am gonna sue your ass off.”
Shoot, that’s a lot of threats about suing people’s asses off. And I’m a little surprised by that; I guess I always figured that when Stan Lee got mad, he turned into The Hulk, not J. Jonah Jameson.
These lawsuits will actually work as a test to see if Stan’s “buddy” Keya and his daughter really do have his best interests at heart. All he has to do is stress that part about spending every last penny on the best, most expensive lawyers. He’ll know something is up if a nervous and sweaty Keya and J.C. respond with, “Well, not ALL your pennies, right?”