Former 95-year-old Marvel Comics Stan Lee, a massage therapist, was accused of sexual misconduct and accused of comic heroes such as Spiderman and Hulk.
According to a complaint filed Monday by the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, Maria Carballo claimed that she was sent to the Lee room of a hotel in Chicago for a two-hour massage on the morning of April 21, 2017, according to reports people.com.
The massage was scheduled by Lee’s assistant, who is also named as a defendant in the complaint.
A representative for Lee did not return people.com’s request for comment.
Carballo said in the complaint that she did not report the incident to police in fear that, “in light of Lee’s wealth and status” making a police report “would hurt her job”.
She claimed Lee’s assistant knew of his “inappropriate behavior.”
The massage therapist added the #MeToo movement inspired her “to fight for her dignity by standing up for herself”.
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.”
Meanwhile, controversy has recently swirled around Lee, who sued a former business manager alleging fraud and has spoken out defending his daughter after others around him claimed she was trying to gain control of his assets.