- Comic book icon Stan Lee was sued for sexual assault and battery by a massage therapist
- The supposed victim claims Lee fondled himself and touched her with his genitalia
- Lee’s attorney denies the allegations
A massage therapist is suing Marvel Comics’ Stan Lee for sexual assault and battery; accusing him of inappropriate touching and misconduct during two sessions in 2017 in Chicago.
Maria Carballo filed a five-count lawsuit on Monday; claiming the 95-year-old co-creator of many superhero characters fondled himself and touched her with his genitalia.
The lawsuit claims the incidents took place in April 2017, when Lee was in the Midwestern city for the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo.
The lawsuit also claims Carballo was sent on two occasions to Lee’s hotel suite at the McCormick Place Hyatt Regency.
During the first massage, Lee allegedly fondled himself, which made Carballo to stop and leave early.
Carballo claims that Lee apologized through her employer and she returned for a second massage appointment the following day.
She then employed a massage technique using her feet instead of hands.
Carballo said Lee was moving her foot against his genitals and prompted her to leave again.
Lee’s attorney Jonathan Freund denied the allegations.
“He is a high-profile public figure and I think it’s a shakedown… the guy is 95, I don’t think he would do that,” the attorney said.
The lawsuit is seeking at least $50,000, not including punitive damages and attorney’s fees, for each of the five counts.