Stan Lee Breaks Silence About Allegations He’s Victim of Elder Abuse

He addresses the controversies that have been swirling around his family.

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Stan Lee participates in a Q&A during Wizard World Comic Con. (Erika Goldring/Getty Images)
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Stan Lee’s legacy is one of fantastic (and uncanny and mighty) proportions: During his time as president and chairman of Marvel Comics in the early to mid-1960s, he co-created superheroes including Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, Black Panther, Iron Man, the X-Men, and the Avengers.

These characters now dominate pop culture and headline multi-billion-dollar film franchises. But the 95-year-old’s most recent years have been mired in controversy: Millions of dollars gone missing, elder-abuse allegations, stolen blood and sexual harassment.

The Daily Beast got an interview with Lee and his daughter (who has been accused by critics of syphoning off from father’s estate and verbally and physically abusing him and her late mother). In the interview, at least, Stan Lee dismissed all the elder abuse allegations, and addressed the other controversies that have swarmed him and his family.

“My daughter. I love her very much,” Stan Lee told the outlet. “I suspect that she loves me. We get along beautifully. I have regrets, and I suppose she does, too.”

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