Stan Lee has been accused of sexual harassment by nurses caring for him at his Hollywood Hills mansion, but categorically denies the allegations.
The 95-year-old Marvel creator, is alleged to have repeatedly groped and harassed a string of young female nurses formerly employed to care for him in his Hollywood home.
Lee, who makes regular cameos in Marvel movies, is reported to have asked the women for oral sex in the shower, walked around naked and asked to be ‘pleasured’ in the bedroom.
A lawyer representing Lee told The Daily Mail the elderly comic book icon ‘categorically denies’ the ‘false and despicable’ allegations and fully intends to clear his ‘stellar good name’.
He also suggested the allegations could be part of a blackmail scam, stating as yet, no police complaint has been made and no lawsuits filed.
However, a source ‘with knowledge of the situation’, said:
Stan is an old man who has seemingly lost his way. He doesn’t seem to care what people think of him, he’s lost his filter.
There’s been a stream of young nurses coming to his house in West Hollywood and he’s been sexually harassing them.
He finds it funny. He walks around naked and is vulgar towards the women, he asks them for oral sex in the shower and wants to be pleasured in his bedroom. He uses the word p*ssy and f*ck in their presence.
Continuing to describe the alleged abuse, the unnamed source said:
He’s also very handsy and has groped some of the women, it’s unacceptable behaviour, especially from an icon like Stan.
The owner at the nursing company has openly said to people Stan has sexually harassed every single nurse that has been to the house. That got back to Lee and sparked this whole thing.
It appears the owner, who has nursed Stan herself, eventually decided enough was enough.
A rep for the nursing company, which is no longer in charge of Lee’s care, confirmed the female owner had received several complaints from nurses who had worked at Lee’s house and she’d complained directly to Lee.
Lee’s attorney, Tom Lallas, sent a cease and desist letter to the owner of the nursing firm, which no longer is charged with the movie mogul’s care, on December 20.
In a statement to The Daily Mail Lallas said:
Mr. Lee categorically denies these false and despicable allegations and he fully intends to fight to protect his stellar good name and impeccable character.
We are not aware of anyone filing a civil action, or reporting these issues to the police, which for any genuine claim would be the more appropriate way for it to be handled.
Instead, Mr. Lee has received demands to pay money and threats that if he does not do so, the accuser will go to the media.
Mr Lee will not be extorted or blackmailed and will pay no money to anyone because he’s done absolutely nothing wrong.
Julie Wozniak, a rep for the new firm charged with his care, Vitale Nursing Inc, insists Lee has been nothing but ‘polite, kind and respectful’ since they took over.
The accusations come in the wake of the ‘Me Too’ campaign, which helped victims come forward, after the systematic sexual abuse in Hollywood was uncovered with the Weinstein Scandal.