In response to a bombshell report alleging that Stan Lee is the victim of elder abuse, Kevin Smith has offered to help.
“This is heartbreaking. We love you, @TheRealStanLee. You are always welcome to come live with me — or please let us fans buy you a new place to live,” the director tweeted Tuesday. “We miss you, sir.”
On Tuesday, The Hollywood Reporter published a shocking story outlining how no one surrounding the 95-year-old seems to have his best interests at heart since his wife died last year, including his daughter J.C. Lee. The article details a legal document signed by the comic book legend in February, that states that he and his daughter are constantly fighting over her trust and his estate, and that she is under the influence of three men with “bad intentions.”
But the story also included a video declaration from Lee, shot by friend and confidant Keya Morgan, in which he distances himself from the document and its more salacious claims.
Influential fans like Smith were quick to condemn the story, especially in light of the steady stream of troubling stories about Lee that have come out in recent months. Besides multiple stories about his failing health, the co-creator of much of the Marvel universe has been accused of sexual harassment by a nurse, mysteriously lost track of $1.4 million and, last week, the Daily Beast reported that his blood had been stolen and used to sign limited edition Black Panther comics.
Smith, who in addition to his film work has written many popular comic books, was joined by a number of other celebrities in offering to help Lee, including Seth Greene and Felicia Day.
Stan Lee sets the record straight
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