Stan Lee manager arrested for elder abuse

Stan Lee's former manager Keya Morgan (R) has been arrested in Arizona on elder abuse charges.
Stan Lee's former manager Keya Morgan (R) has been arrested in Arizona on elder abuse charges.

A former business manager of Stan Lee has been arrested on elder abuse charges involving the late comic book legend.

Los Angeles police say Keya Morgan was taken into custody in Arizona early on Saturday on an outstanding arrest warrant.

Morgan was charged earlier this month with felony allegations of theft, embezzlement, forgery or fraud against an elder adult, and false imprisonment of an elder adult.

Authorities say Morgan sought to manipulate and exert control over Lee even though he didn't have authority to act on Lee's behalf.

Lawyer Alex Kessel said Morgan has never abused or taken advantage of Lee. An email was sent on Saturday to Morgan's lawyers.

Bail has been set for $US300,000 ($A433,000). Morgan will eventually be extradited to Los Angeles.

Morgan, a New York-based memorabilia collector who became involved with Lee in 2017, was served with a restraining order last year after Lee's family accused him of elder abuse.

Lee, the co-creator of Spider-Man, Iron Man, The Hulk and dozens of other Marvel superheroes, died in November at the age of 95.

In court documents last year, Morgan was accused of seizing control of Lee's Hollywood Hills home and hiring security guards with orders to keep away relatives and associates before moving the comic book creator to an unfamiliar condominium.

Australian Associated Press