Stan Lee Accused of Sexual Harassment But Responds That It’s a “Shakedown”
Stan Lee is the latest comic industry professional accused of sexual harassment and misconduct against the nurses who worked at his Hollywood home.
Allegations include Lee groping women, requesting oral sex, and strolling around in the nude on front of them.
The nursing company that employs the women is in a legal dispute with Lee but no police complaint has been made and no lawsuits filed.
A lawyer representing Lee has said that Lee “categorically denies” the “false and despicable” allegations and intends to clear his “stellar good name.” There’s also hints that the accusations are part of a shakedown.
An anonymous source said:
Stan is an old man who has seemingly lost his way.
He doesn’t seem to care what people think of him, he’s lost his filter. There has been a stream of young nurses coming to his house in West Hollywood and he has been sexually harassing them. He finds it funny.
He walks around naked and is vulgar towards the women, he asks them for oral sex in the shower and wants to be pleasured in his bedroom. He uses the word p***y and f**k in their presence.
He’s also very handsy and has groped some of the women, it’s unacceptable behavior, especially from an icon like Stan.
The owner at the nursing company has openly said to people that Stan has sexually harassed every single nurse that has been to the house. That got back to Lee and sparked this whole thing.
It appears the owner, who has nursed Stan herself, eventually decided enough was enough.
The nursing company ended their relationship with Lee towards the end of last year.
Lee’s attorney Tom Lallas sent a cease and desist to the owner of the nursing firm in December.
In a statement, Lallas said:
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.
A new visiting nurse firm working with Lee and has said he has been “polite, kind and respectful” as well as “it has been a privilege to care for him.”
We’ll continue to update as more is learned.
(via the Daily Mail)