Marvel creator and comic book icon Stan Lee is facing allegations “of groping and harassing the nurses who care for him at his home in Los Angeles.”
Lee and the nursing company are in a legal battle over accusations that he requested oral sex from nurses (in the shower) and “to be pleasured in his bedroom,” according to the Daily Mail.
A source told the newspaper,
He doesn’t seem to care what people think of him, he’s lost his filter. There has been a stream of young nurses coming to his house in West Hollywood and he has been sexually harassing them. He finds it funny. He’s also very handsy and has groped some of the women, it’s unacceptable behavior, especially from an icon like Stan.
A spokesperson for the nursing home stated that a couple of the nurses have told the owner, which led to the person to talk to Lee.
The nursing company ended their relationship with the 95-year old in 2016.
Lee denies the allegations, with his lawyer saying,
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 has done absolutely nothing wrong.
It looks like we can add Lee to the long list of male celebrities to be hit with sexual harassment charges. How incredibly disappointing.
[via New York Post]