The Hollywood Reporter. In perhaps the most telling sign of Lee’s condition, former Lee attorney Tom Lallas was named guardian ad litem by the court, which means that Lallas is to represent Lee’s interests in the restraining order motion because Lee is incompetent to manage his own affairs.
Under the temporary order, Lee associate Keya Morgan is prevented from contacting Lee or getting within 100 yards of the Marvel icon. A hearing will be held July 6.
The most recent series of events began on Monday, when Morgan was arrested for filing a false police report. He was released from jail on $20,000 bail. Morgan had called police to Lee’s residence twice in May, once to report three intruders, who turned out to be two police officers and an adult protective services social worker there to check on Lee’s well-being, and again the following day, alleging assault with a deadly weapon by a security guard.
The motion for a temporary restraining order against Morgan was filed by Lallas, arguing that Lee was "denied contact with family members and other individuals that he has known and trusted over the years. Mr. Morgan relocated Mr. Lee from his family home into an unfamiliar environment without notifying relatives of his whereabouts," the motion continued, according to Variety.
Back in February, Lallas had prepared a statement signed by Lee stating that he did not want Morgan, associate Jerry Olivarez (who Lee is now suing, alleging elder abuse, see "Stan Lee Sues Former Manager"), or his daughter J.C. or her attorney to be involved in managing his affairs. Morgan became ascendant shortly thereafter, and was spotted reminding Lee how to sign his own name at a convention in April (see "More on the Feuding Factions Around Stan Lee"). Lee is also suing POW Entertainment, alleging he was duped into a deal for his name and likeness (see "Stan Lee Files $1 Billion Lawsuit").
'Guardian Ad Litem' Appointed for Lee
Posted by Milton Griepp on June 14, 2018 @ 3:56 am CT
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