It looks like another fight in the books stands for Stan Lee. After a series of incidents, the beloved comic book creator is said to have rebelled against his former production company for a hefty sum.
According to a new report by TMZ, Lee fits POW! Entertainment and its current executives for a staggering $ 1 billion. The lawsuit alleges that CEO Shane Duffy and Gill Champion cheated on a suffering, devious Lee to renounce his name. The author claims that the duo got him to sign the legal papers that gave him exclusive rights to his name, image and likeness. And in the worst case, the lawsuit claims that Duffy and Champion could simply have falsified Lee's signature.
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As the lawsuit claims, Lee had no idea what the terms of the sale were because of his dwindling condition. POW! Entertainment needed Lee's permission to use his name, but Lee said he never did. In fact, the complaint calls the writer's name his "most important and most valuable possession," which he would never sign. It even points out that even years ago, Lee had refused to give Disney the rights to his name when the entertainment company signed a contract with the Marvel boss several years ago.
Lee is complaining about prisoners of war! Entertainment and their superiors for a billion dollars, but that's not all. The legend also tries to get the rights for its name, its likeness and its image.
Unfortunately, this update is just one of many strange events that Lee has experienced over the past year. After the death of his wife, Lee was robbed and confronted with allegations of sexual abuse. Other reports have claimed that the legend has become a victim of elder abuse and Lee's dismissal of his longtime executive director ended with writer Jerado Olivarez suing for a few million dollars. This suit alleges that Olivarez coordinated plans with several other outsiders and stole more than $ 300,000 from Lee before illegally buying real estate under his name.
Now, Lee plans to go back to court, and this time is to free himself from a contract he claims he did not know about. The legend made an appeal online this morning, saying that Facebook and Instagram have already been hacked by impersonators. Lee's Twitter said he's counting on fans and hopes they'll protect him from the scams that trade under his name.
"From now on, I'll depend on you, my dear fans, to protect and defend me, I love you guys and I am so happy to have my Twitter account under control again, you are my true ones Superheroes, "says Lee Account wrote.
With fans at his side, hopefully Lee will have the strength to fight forward and play through the situation in which he tramples himself. You can always check the ComicBook for the latest information about Lee and its legal situation.
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Avengers: Infinity War is now in theater. Other upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universemovies are Ant-Man and the Wasp on July 6, Captain Marvel on March 8, 2019, the fourth Avengers movie on May 3, 2019, the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming on July 5, 2019 and Guardian of the Galaxy Vol. 3 in 2020.