Lee's former assistant Mac "Max" Anderson, a convicted felon, organized the therapeutic massage and can also be named within the criticism as a defendant. Now, only days before Avengers: Infinity War is set to debut in theaters, Lee has been hit with a sexual misconduct lawsuit from a massage therapist.
On Monday, a massage therapist filed a lawsuit against Lee, accusing him of fondling himself and touching her inappropriately while staying at a hotel during that visit.
Then he began moaning and groaning when she massaged his thighs, the complaint states, at which point she cut the massage short and agreed to be paid for one hour instead of two. During the massage Whether started again to moan, but stopped after Carballo threatened him that he would leave.
She reluctantly agreed but began using her feet instead of her hands for the massage, to keep more distance from Lee.
"For a long time, I was afraid to ask anyone to help me hold Mr".
Carballo says she was initially afraid to come forward with her story given Lee's wealth and prestige, but "after seeing other women protest in connection with the Me Too movement, plaintiff chose to fight for her dignity by standing up for herself".
She added she ended the massage early and left the hotel room.
The suit reads: "Lee grabbed Plaintiff's foot and moved it against his penis and scrotum".
SYFY WIRE has reached out to Lee's representatives for comment, but we have not received a response at this time. He is rich and famous.
Lee fired Anderson in February, amid claims the assistant was involved in a plot to drive a wedge between Stan and his sole heir, his daughter JC Lee. However, after her employer requested for her to do another massage session with Lee, who reportedly apologized, she went back the following day. "After seeing other women fight to be treated with dignity and respect, I decided, me too".
The co-creator of iconic Marvel heroes, Lee has become the much loved public face of the company over the years; his cameo appearances in Marvel movies are always eagerly awaited, and his presence on many panels have brought great joy to many fans. Even so, Carballo admitted that she still feels "nervous and afraid", though it had died down a bit because of the people who are behind her.