Massage Therapist Sues Stan Lee, Accuses Marvel Comics Icon Of Sexual Misconduct

Stan Lee sued by massage therapist over sexual misconduct allegations
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25 April, 2018

Ms Maria Carballo filed a US$50,000 (S$65,000) civil suit on Monday in Chicago, alleging that the incident arose in April past year at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place hotel.

(G.N.S) Dt. 24 Stan Lee has been accussed of sexual misconduct by massage therapist Maria Carballo.

Citing assault, battery and other counts, Carballo is seeking a judgment "in excess of $50,000, plus an award of punitive damages, and attorneys' fees and costs as permitted under the statute".

The Chicago Tribune reports that Lee's attorney, Jonathan Freund, called the lawsuit "a shakedown" and says Lee denies the allegations.

According to the suit, the massage continued without any issues until Carballo began massaging Lee's quadriceps, after which Lee began "to moan and groan", at which point Carballo chose to end the massage. When Lee began groaning again, Carballo says she switched to a Shiatsu massage instead, using her feet.

Carballo also said that when her employer asked her to perform another massage on Stan Lee, she initially refused, but claimed that he said he was "sorry", so she returned to perform another massage.

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Carballo released the following statement to media outlets: "For a long time, I was afraid to ask anyone to help me hold Mr".

Carballo was hired during the weekend to massage the infamous comics creator at his hotel room.

"He is rich and famous".

Naked, the nonagenarian hopped up from the massage table enraged, demanding the session continue, claims Carballo.

'Stan Lee is 95 years old, completely harmless, and is 100% innocent, and denies any such false accusations, ' she told TMZ. Then he allegedly moved her feet to his genitals and she promptly exited.

A representative for Lee did not respond to requests for comment. But before she could leave the premise, Anderson allegedly gave her a lump of cash, which she believed was because he knew of his boss's actions. However, Lee's impeccable reputation took a battering back in January when, in the wake of the Me Too movement, several women came forward to accuse Lee of sexual harassment. I am still nervous and afraid, but not as much as I was before because I have other people helping me, " Carballo was quoted as saying by the news website.

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