Stan Lee Files Billion-Dollar Fraud Lawsuit Against Pow! Entertainment

Brenda Watkins
May 16, 2018

Marvel Comics icon Stan Lee has filed a billion dollar lawsuit against Pow! "Inc. the exclusive use of Lee's identity, name, image, and likeness as described in further detail below", the suit continues.

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Stan Lee is suing the entertainment company he co-founded for $1bn (£742m). Entertainment. However, the document that ultimately was signed granted an exclusive right, against Lee's wishes, according to the suit.

"Lee does not recall anyone reading the Illegitimate Document to him, and, due to his advanced macular degeneration, he could not have read it himself", attorney Adam Grant wrote in the complaint, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Lee explained that he would not have knowingly signed the licence and that he suspects someone induced him into signing the document by using a "bait and switch" tactic, telling Lee that the document was something else.

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"In each instance in which Lee granted a non-exclusive licence, the licensee has offered to pay a fee for the use of his name, image and likeness, but under no circumstances did Lee ever sell off his personal identity, name, and likeness, which he spent 95 years building up".

He also alleges that POW! then took control of his social media channels and started impersonating him, and is now seeking damages in excess of $1 billion.

On the day of the premiere, news broke of a lawsuit in which Lee is accused of sexual misconduct by a massage therapist who says he acted inappropriately with her during two separate sessions. Lee's Twitter account also alleged that the same entity continues to run Lee's verified Instagram and Facebook acounts.

Meanwhile, Lee made a recent appearance at the Avengers: Infinity War premiere in Los Angeles at the end of April, his first public appearance since he revealed he's battling pneumonia in late February to TMZ. He's now suing his ex-business manager Jerardo Olivarez for fraud, while vials of his blood were used for signatures on comics in Las Vegas without him knowing.

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