Los Angeles, July 3 (IANS) Marvel Comics icon Stan Lees former business manager has pleaded not guilty to charges that he filed a false police report amid claims of elder abuse.
According to the Los Angeles City Attorney’s office, the former business manager on Monday pleaded not guilty to the charges, reports hollywoodreporter.com.
Keya Morgan pleaded not guilty on two counts of filing a false report of an emergency and two counts of filing a false report of a crime, along with a probation violation, according to authorities.
All charges are misdemeanours. The case is set for a pretrial hearing on July 26.
As per a transcript of the call on May 30 cited by the New York Daily News, Morgan claimed “three strangers” broke into Lee’s house, locked out his security and possibly were “harming” Lee.
The strangers were in fact two Los Angeles police officers and a social worker performing a welfare check. Morgan allegedly tried to disrupt the meeting with the call.
In mid-June, Morgan said via Twitter that his legal trouble and reports of elder abuse against Lee were “fake news”.
He tweeted: “For over 10 years I have shown nothing but love, respect and kindness to Stan Lee, his wife, a fact he has repeated countless time. I have never ever abused my dear friend. Everything you read in the #FakeNews is pure malicious lies and I will 100 per cent prove it. The truth will come out.”