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Trevor Smith
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Posted: 15 March 2018 at 3:36am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

I'm seeing some distressing articles floating around
online about how an ailing Stan Lee is being taken
advantage of and his finances being mismanaged. He is
basically being robbed of millions, according to said
articles. That said, the articles seem to be from
sources like the Toronto Sun (tabloid) and TMZ (well,
TMZ). Is there anyone (JB or otherwise) that might be in
a position to know if there's any truth to this?
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I know no more about this than you.
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Ted Downum
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I believe I've seen some of the same articles, Trevor. Distressing, if true, but as you say, the sources are not the most reliable.
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Posted: 15 March 2018 at 8:09am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

It all seems to be from one source, which was originally reported in The Daily Beast. I can offer no insight into Stan's finances, but I am quietly confident this statement from the article is not true:

"Stan and JC are literally being picked apart by vultures"


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Roberto Melendrez
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Unfortunately, elder abuse is a very real thing and there are plenty of people looking for opportunities to prey on the vulnerable.

Hopefully, Stan is protected from this and can enjoy his life without any problems. He certainly deserves it!
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Trevor Smith
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Now having seen that one of these articles has the VERY
clickbait-y title "Stan Lee's Final Days" or somesuch,
I'm very much hoping this is all completely untrue, or,
at worst, based upon a single, exaggerated, instance.
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The vultures are the trashy press and websites.I truly
hope Stan is ok and in good hands.
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Charles Valderrama
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Seems Stan Lee's situation is getting worse:


-C!


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Very sad.

On the Bleeding Cool site there is an article with photos showing the obvious toll that all this is taking on Stan.

I never realized what a despicable person Stan's daughter apparently is. The  part of the article describing her physically abusing both of her elderly parents is disgusting and vile.
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I have refused to read any articles as some do seem click-baity. 

I suspect his situation may be similar to others of his age. There'll always be people out to exploit the elderly.
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Michael Penn
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Posted: 10 April 2018 at 5:05pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Stan seems OK here:

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Charles Valderrama
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The video is sad to me and a bit disturbing. He deserves better.

-C!
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Superman married Lois Lane and had a daughter. Unfortunately, Kryptonite ran in her veins. 
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The stories seem horrific, and the circumstances seem consistent with other reported stories of what can happen to older and wealthy people.

But I'm not directly involved in the situation; I know none of the players at all, save by reputation and reports; there's nothing I can do about it; and in the end, I've got more to worry about in my own life.

I wish Stan the best, and hope that there is a good resolution for him to this, and that the perpetrators get what they have coming to them. But I can't trust any of these stories, as facts seem to be out the window any more in such news.

Excelsior, Stan. I hope this turns out well for you. And I hope that maybe some day, we find out the truth of what's happened here.
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Unless you've been a terrible parent to your child, no one deserves this.

It's all very sad. 
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Stan set's the record straight in regards to the rumors that he is being abused and taken advantage of. Here is a link to the video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhSWHnxH_3k
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Trevor Smith
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While I certainly hope the above video is legitimate,
one of the articles posted further up mentions all of
Stan's media interactions, interviews and whatnot all
being closely monitored and supervised by this supposed
trouble-causing crew, so who really knows what's really
going on off-camera there.
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I read the whole story from the Hollywood Reporter, which is a legit and reputable publication, and it's a very well done and thorough piece. I feel so bad for Stan. That YouTube video seems like a hostage situation to me. Stan needs a hand from someone (Disney?), a good lawyer to set up a conservatorship for him, and issue restraining orders against  these shady characters, particularly that guy that made the video, who has systematically taken over Stan's life, and maybe his daughter. What a shame.

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One of the main reporters on this beat is Mark Ebner, who has covered such topics as Bill Cosby, the Church of Scientology, and a lot of other Hollywood muckraking.

I consider him to be highly credible.
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Trevor Smith
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Dave, that is exactly how I read that video. Very
sketchy/shady. And sad/infuriating.
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Keya Morgan, one of the people being alleged to abusing or taking advantage of Stan, is the guy that recorded the video of Stan saying everything is fine. It could be true, or this could be a situation like that of Eugene Landy and Brian Wilson. I hope it's true, but Stan, even for his age, looks pretty out of it from how he appeared just a year or two ago in pictures and videos.

In any event, I hope for the best.


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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/13/style/stan-lee-marvel-com ics-elder-abuse.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage &clickSource=story-heading&module=second-column-regi on&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news

The NYTimes met directly with Stan Lee.

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Is Stan Lee Being Held Prisoner by Real-Life Villains?
The Hollywood Reporter published an investigation saying that Mr. Lee, 95, was the victim of elder abuse. We visited the Marvel Comics creator at his home. “Nobody has more freedom,” he said.
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Posted: 13 April 2018 at 6:17am | IP Logged | 23 post reply

Stand by for the internet to explode over Stan being called the "creator" of Spider-Man et al.
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Despite the headline, the very first sentence of the article does call Stan the "co-creator." So maybe the morons will not wet themselves in unmerited umbrage?
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Have you MET the internet?
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