Updated to include more information in defense of Lee:
While Lee has been accused of sexual harassment, Julie Wozniak, a rep for the new firm Vitale Nursing Inc, insists that Lee has been nothing but “polite, kind and respectful” since they took over, and went on to say it has been a privilege working for him.
She isn’t alone. One source close to him said:
“Stan is 95 years old and has had an excellent reputation throughout his career,’ the source said.
‘People think because of Stan’s age he’s an easy target and he can be forced into giving them money. I don’t believe these allegations…Stan is being taken advantage of.”
Legendary Marvel creator Stan Lee has been accused of sexual harassment by numerous victims, The Daily Mail reports.
Tuesday of this week, the outlet published that a nursing company was in legal dispute with Lee after nurses claimed he asked for oral sex in the shower, and to be “pleasured” in his bedroom. Additionally, the creator is alleged to have repeatedly groped and harassed several young female nurses that take care of him.
Lee’s lawyer stated that he “categorically denies” the “false and despicable” allegations against him, and went on to suggest that the allegations could be part of a shakedown.
However, now even more accusers have come forward in another Daily Mail report. Here’s what a source told the outlet:
“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.”
These events supposedly took place in April of 2017. Regarding the fact that Lee is 95 years old, the source continued:
“While people might think Stan is a frail and fragile old man, that’s not the case. He’s very strong for his age and still has his wits about him, this kind of behavior has been going on for years and the incident with the masseuse was before his wife died. His age is no excuse.”