Stan Lee’s daughter has reportedly filed a $25 million (£19 million) lawsuit to sue his former private assistant for slander over allegations of physical abuse in opposition to the late Marvel creator.
Joan Celia Lee has denied claims from assistant Bradley Herman that she bodily attacked her father earlier than his dying in November 2018.
According to courtroom paperwork obtained by TMZ, Joan claims Bradley made an look on the podcast Stan Lee’s World and accused her of ‘grabbing [Stan’s] neck and slamming his head again into the wooden portion of [a nearby] chair’.
Joan, 69, fully refutes the claims and insists she neither struck nor choked Stan.
Instead, Joan – often called JC – believes Bradley falsified the claims to hunt revenge in opposition to her.
Stan is alleged to have fired Bradley whom allegedly stole from the comedian guide creator, and solid his signature on loans.
According to Joan, Stan himself denied the physical altercation ever passed off in numerous media interviews.
Joan additionally talked about the podcast host, Alan Duke, within the lawsuit.
In a earlier interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Bradley reportedly mentioned the confrontation occurred in 2014 attributable to a dispute between Joan and Stan over a car.
According to Bradley, Stan allegedly advised Joan throughout the argument: ‘I’ve had it, you ungrateful b***h… I’m going to stay you in a bit of condo and take away all of your bank cards.’
Joan has spoken extremely of her father since his dying final 12 months on the age of 95, and mentioned in a brief assertion whereas defending his Marvel legacy: ‘My father loved all of his fans. He was the greatest, most decent man.’
Joan is the one residing baby of Stan and his late spouse Joan Lee, who died in July 2017. The couple have been additionally mother and father to a different daughter, Jan, however she handed away simply three days after she was born in 1953.
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