Kevin Smith asks Stan Lee to move in after alleged elder abuse

Stan Lee and Kevin Smith in 2017After seeing an article alleging that Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee is the victim of elder abuse, director Kevin Smith has invited the 95-year-old to move in with him.

Smith wrote on Twitter: “This is heartbreaking. We love you, @TheRealStanLee. You are always welcome to come live with me — or please let us fans buy you a new place to live. We miss you, sir.”

The Hollywood Reporter states that things changed for Lee after his wife Joanie’s sudden death last year. Married for 70 years, she had been in charge of running the household and dealing with their only living daughter, J.C., 68, who is reportedly prone to violent outbursts and overspending, despite a trust put in place by her parents because she “had trouble supporting herself.”

Lee, who is estimated to be worth between $50 million and $70 million, stated in a declaration signed in his lawyer’s office last February that his daughter is being influenced by three men with “bad intentions” and that she has demanded changes to his trust. When he refuses to give in to her demands, including for more money, she “typically yells and screams at me and cries hysterically if I do not capitulate.”

Linda Sanchez, a nurse who came on board after Joanie’s passing, also completed a declaration with Lee’s attorney in which she described J.C.’s verbal and physical altercations with her father. She said in the declaration that when J.C. learned Sanchez, who is married, was pregnant, “She starts going off, saying, ‘When the baby’s born, I’m going to get it.’ Just going crazy.”

Since then, J.C. and her friends allegedly convinced Lee to hire a new lawyer. He also has a new accountant, and his housekeeper and gardener, who had been with Lee for decades, have been fired.

The full Hollywood Reporter article can be read by clicking here. ~Alexandra Heilbron

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  1. R • April 12, 2018 @ 10:41 AM

    There’s a lot of elder people abused on a regular basis – would this Kevin Smith jerk invite them too? I guess they wouldn’t be “good enough” for his charity. What a clown.
    I hope Stan Lee gets help, he may have been a jerk too when younger, but no elderly people deserves abuse.

  2. birdman_36 • April 12, 2018 @ 11:18 AM

    That’s what happens when you leave mental illness unchecked. Surely the family has enough money to get his daughter treatment.

  3. C-L • April 12, 2018 @ 12:40 PM

    R…you’re a douche. Kevin Smith wants to help his hero. What has that got to do with any other abused elders? SMH. Another keyboard warrior with nothing better to do.

  4. sf • April 12, 2018 @ 1:33 PM

    Birdman_36 …. definitely mental health issues going on with the daughter. Sadly not all people can be helped if they don’t want to be. Many people abandon treatment or stop taking meds when they feel better. Then the cycle begins again.

  5. CDubya • April 12, 2018 @ 1:35 PM

    Um Kevin Smith can’t rescue everyone. Stan Lee is obviously a hero to him and he offered to help. This is a decent act of kindness and for that matter it helped bring this story to light. This is a good issue to talk about rather than all those Hollywood sex scandals. His Daughter has enough money to seek help and get away form these 3 men.

  6. • April 12, 2018 @ 4:51 PM

    A big bunch of love for this guy

  7. TWS • April 12, 2018 @ 11:54 PM

    R…you’re an ass, Kevin Smith and Stan Lee are from what I understand very close friends and Kevin Smith has a great admiration for him also for what he has done in his life. I myself would think it was cool to have Stan Lee come and stay with me
    I would love to hear all about his life and especially his time in Comics I would hang off every word.
    If you are so concerned about elder people abused on a regular basis why don’t
    you do something about it yourself? volunteer with the elderly to make sure they
    get the proper care instead of calling other people Jerks online

  8. Patty • April 13, 2018 @ 7:17 AM

    Weird. This article is incorrect. He uploaded a video from Comic Con saying this kind of news were false.
    Please check the Comic Con video from him.

  9. Rachel • April 13, 2018 @ 9:14 AM

    It’s not incorrect. According to the reports, Lee was likely coerced by these people to make that video. They also made him change his lawyer and everyone else who’s been with him for years, you think he came to that decision at 95 on his own? You can’t trust a video when you don’t know what they did to make him do it. He needs to be taken away from those people (or those people removed) and then let’s hear him say that everything is okay and he made those decisions on his own.

  10. Mike Ram • April 16, 2018 @ 5:20 PM

    I think Thanos’ impending arrival has everyone, including Mr. Lee, very worried. As a rumoured collector of Infinity Stones, we can only hope that Mr. Lee has taken the necessary precautions in hiding them from both Thanos and his daughter J.C.

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