Marvel icon Stan Lee is the latest powerful man in Hollywood to be accused of several sexual assault allegations.
According to The Daily Mail, the 95-year-old had repeatedly groped, and harass a number of young nurses who provided care for him at his Los Angeles late last year. Furthermore, the comic book legend had apparently walked around naked and asked for oral sex while in the shower.
Many of you would know Lee as the creator of Spider-Man, Iron Man, the Hulk, the Fantastic Four, Doctor Strange, and many other iconic Marvel heroes. He was also the former president and chairman of Marvel Comics. As of now, no police complaint has been issue and no lawsuit filed.
Lee’s attorney Tom Lalla and the legal team have issued an official statement, have denied the allegations, saying:
“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.”
Although it’s The Daily Mail’s word against Lee (nothing has been confirmed yet), anyone who comes forward with their confession of sexual assault experience should be taken seriously.