Stan Lee, creator of many Marvel superheroes including Spider-Man and Iron Man, has been accused of groping and assaulting nurses at his home in Hollywood Hills.
DailyMail.com reports the 95-year-old is now allegedly in a legal dispute with the nursing company employing a string of young female nurses who complained of harassment.
Among the claims against Lee include that he groped the nurses, asked them to perform oral sex on him in the shower, walked around the house naked and asked that the women “pleasure” him in the bedroom.
No complaint has been filed with police, but an attorney for Lee told DailyMail.com that the comic creator “categorically denies these false and despicable allegations.”
The lawyer also suggested that the accusations might be part of a “shakedown” and that Lee intends to clear his “stellar good name.”
“Mr. Lee has received demands to pay money and threats that if he does not do so, the accuser will go to the media,” the lawyer said.
The nursing company stopped working with Lee at the end of last year and his care is now being provided by Vitale Nursing Inc.
A representative of Lee’s new nursing provider said he has been “polite, kind and respectful” and that “it has been a privilege to care for him.”