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The Marvel Comics legend who created iconic characters Spider-Man, the X-Men, and the Fantastic Four is accused of some disgusting behavior, but he claims he is the victim of a shakedown.
According to a series of reports by The Daily Mail, Stan Lee is accused of inappropriate behavior with his former nurse and a hotel masseuse. In one case, he allegedly assaulted a woman, by groping her, demanding sex, and eventually masturbating in front of her.
This isn’t the first accusation against him – a former nurse has made similar accusations in recent weeks. His attorneys say the accusers have demanded money, and say these charges are an attempted shakedown of his massive fortune. He has served as a producer on the wildly successful Marvel films, netting him a substantial payday.
Even non-comic fans likely recognize Lee, who is known for making funny cameos in every Marvel movie. He has also made a number of appearances on television shows, most recently on “The Big Bang Theory.”
The Marvel creator carried out the sex assault after booking massage therapy in his hotel suite in April of last year, it is claimed.
Lee attended The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) on April 21-23 which is when the alleged attack is believed to have happened.
Lee is the former president and chairman of Marvel and co-created Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, the X-Men, Hulk among many other beloved comic book heroes.
He has a personal fortune estimated at $50 million and the Marvel franchise has made $23 billion at the box office.
DailyMail.com understands that the masseuse has made a legal complaint and lawyers representing Marvel and Lee’s company POW! Entertainment have held high level meetings about the incident and are in contact with the alleged victim.
But Lee’s attorney Tom Lallas told DailyMail.com that the star ‘categorically denies’ the allegations that he attacked the masseuse and insists they are part of ‘another’ shake down for money. He does not deny having contact with the woman.
On Tuesday DailyMail.com revealed that Lee has been hit with several other allegations of sexual assault and harassment by nurses caring for him at his Hollywood Hills home.
Lee is alleged to have repeatedly groped and harassed a string of young female nurses employed to care for him – allegations he also vehemently denies.
Lee is the former president and chairman of Marvel and co-created Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, the X-Men, The Incredible Hulk among many other beloved comic book heroes.
Marvel is the highest grossing movie franchise in history having raked in $23billion at the box office and Lee as an executive producer boasts a personal fortune of around $50 million.
Lee is a regular on the comic-con circuit, traveling all over the world to spend time with fans and sign autographs.
He traveled to Chicago with his minder and road manager Max Anderson, who has a felony conviction for beating and injuring his wife and was also found guilty of beating his son.
A source with knowledge of the allegations told DailyMail.com: ‘The woman claims Stan’s manager Max arranged for the massage in his hotel room and when she arrived they were both intoxicated.
‘She claims Stan was out of control, he groped her and asked her for sex which the woman refused.
‘He then started to masturbate while she was massaging him. She made a complaint to his people and apparently has demanded money, there’s been a lot of meetings about it behind the scenes.’