Thursday, J.C. Lee and representatives filed swimsuit in opposition to POW! Entertainment in an try to return all Stan Lee-created mental property again to the Lee property. POW! has since offered ComicBook.com with an announcement, one thing alleging Lee’s latest transfer as “nothing more than a perverse publicity stunt.” The assertion in its entirety — as offered to ComicBook.com by a POW! spokesperson — could be discovered under.
“It is actually unlucky that Stan Lee’s title has to be concerned in these continued frivolous actions that are actually nothing greater than household drama.
J.C. Lee and others have unsuccessfully introduced these exact same arguments to courtroom in a number of instances over the previous 20 years, sadly, even leveling these arguments in opposition to her father when he was nonetheless alive. In these prior instances, the courtroom system dominated in POWs favor, confirming with out query POW! is the authorized and correct proprietor of those rights. We are greater than assured that this case will likely be promptly disposed of by the courts.
What is actually saddening for these at POW!, lots of whom have been Stan’s Closest confidants, pals, and enterprise associates for therefore a few years, is to see his estranged daughter utilizing Stan’s title in such a brazen and clear effort to acquire media consideration and extract some monetary settlement. The actuality is that Stan Lee himself left particular directions, together with authorized declarations, specifying that JC Lee shouldn’t be to have any management, say, declare, proper, or curiosity in or to the mental property that Stan left behind. Stan’s personal directions dictate that JC Lee shouldn’t be to have any involvement by any means within the business growth of Stan’s mental property. POW! is now, and at all times has been, Stan Lee’s firm and his legacy and will likely be eternally, the way in which he wished it to be.
All of the previous authorized actions are a matter of public document and plainly present that the current authorized motion is nothing greater than a perverse publicity stunt.”
The swimsuit — filed Thursday within the US District Court for the Central District of California — alleges POW! tricked the late comedian creator into reassigning numerous works he created to POW! Lee and her staff search the return of all Lee-created works to the Lee Family Survivor’s Trust, which JC serves as a trustee of. Stan Lee himself was concerned in the same swimsuit within the months main up to his dying, although he ultimately dropped that lawsuit and appeared to be on good phrases with the corporate he helped create.