Marvel creator Stan Lee has been accused of sexual assault and harassment by nurses employed to care for him at his Hollywood Hills home.
The comic book mogul – who co-created iconic superheroes such as Spider-Man, the Hulk, Iron Man and the X-Men – is alleged to have groped and harassed a number of young nurses, according to a Daily Mail report.
Lee, 95, is accused of walking around naked, asking nurses for oral sex and wanting to be “pleasured”.
The nursing company in question has stopped working with Lee and is now embroiled in a legal dispute with the star, with a representative confirming that there had been “several complaints” over Lee’s alleged misconduct.
In response, Lee’s lawyer has said that he “categorically denies” the “false and despicable allegations” and intends to clear his “stellar good name”.
Lee’s lawyer also went on to characterise the allegations as extortion and blackmail.
The statement reads in full:
“Mr. Lee categorically denies these false and despicable allegations and he fully intends to fight to protect his stellar good name and impeccable character. 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.”