The founding father of the superhero (the creator of Spider-Man and the X-Men among many others) and the modern comic book, Stan Lee of Marvel Comics, is suing his former business manager, Jerardo Olivarez, for fraud and elder abuse, including a scheme to sell vials of the 95 year-old Lee's blood as collectibles in Las Vegas.

Lee was mourning the death of his wife of 70 years Joan in 2017 when the suit, filed April 13 in Los Angeles County Superior Court, says he was targeted by various "unscrupulous businessmen, sycophants and opportunists" who sought to "take advantage of Lee’s despondent state of mind, kind heart, and devotion to his craft", by (among other things) firing Lee's banker of 26 years, his attorney (replacing him with Olivarez's own attorney without disclosing that relationship to Lee), and swindling Lee out of $300,000 to a bogus charity – "The Hands of Respect" which is actually registered as a "for-profit merchandising company" – all due to Lee's advanced age and grieving over his late wife.

After tricking Lee into signing over his power of attorney to Olivarez, the suit goes on to delineate "a diabolical and ghoulish scheme to make a profit from distraught and grieving Lee, Olivarez had a nurse inject Lee with a syringe and extract many containers of blood", to later sell as collectibles through various entities.

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