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Police investigating elder abuse of Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee

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LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles police are investigating reports of elder abuse against Marvel Comics' Stan Lee.

The investigation was revealed in a restraining order granted Wednesday against a man who has been acting as Lee's business manager and personal adviser.

The restraining order says the former adviser, Keya Morgan, has inserted himself into the life of the 95-year-old Lee. It accuses Morgan of taking advantage of Lee's impaired hearing, vision and judgment, moving Lee from his longtime family home and preventing family and associates from contacting him.

Morgan was arrested on Monday for allegedly filing a false police report by calling 911 saying burglars were in his house when in fact authorities were conducting a welfare check on Lee. Attempts to reach Morgan Wednesday were not immediately successful.

Since the death of his wife Joan last year, reports have been spread that Stan Lee is being held captive at his home in the celebrity enclave of West Hollywood by a collection of real-life villains. In April, the Hollywood Reporter reported that Lee had been involved in disputes with his daughter over finances and his estate, with multiple figures in his life looking to take advantage of the pair.

At that time, Kevin Smith, a Hollywood Director and avid comic book fan who stars in the TV series, Comic Book Men, invited Stan Lee to stay with him.

In response to the claims of abuse in April, a video message from Stan Lee was posted on Twitter by Keya Morgan. In the message, Lee says his relationship with his daughter has "never been better," calling the reports "inaccurate" and "insulting."

Lee's estate is estimated to be worth more than $50 million.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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