Stan Lee is being sued by a woman in Chicago who claims the legendary comic book creator “took her foot and moved it against his genitals” during a massage in his hotel room.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Maria Carballo is suing Lee and his assistant, Mac Anderson.
Carballo claims she was called to perform a massage this weekend in Lee’s his hotel room at a Hyatt Regency in Chicago. She claims Lee began to fondle himself while lying face down and later, while she was massaging his quadriceps, she says Lee began to moan and groan.
Carballo claims she ended the massage early and left the hotel room.
In the docs, Carballo claims she was called back to the room again the next day. She says an hour into the massage, Lee began moaning again. She says she immediately stopped the massage and asked Lee to put his clothes back on so she could get her things and leave.
She claims Lee stood up from the table, completely naked, and became angry. Fearing she might get fired, she agreed to continue the massage for another 10 minutes.
At that point, Carballo says she performed a Shiatsu massage using her feet instead of her hands, creating more distance between herself and Lee. After a few minutes, she claims Lee grabbed her foot “and moved it against his penis and scrotum.”
She says she immediately ended the massage, got her $240 in cash from Lee for the massage, and immediately left. As she was trying to leave, she says Lee’s assistant handed her a wad of cash as a tip. She believed he did so because he knew of Lee’s inappropriate behavior.
Carballo is suing for assault, battery, violation of the Illinois Gender Violence Act, emotional distress and civil conspiracy. She is seeking damages in excess of $50,000.
We reached out a rep for Stan Lee for comment — so far, no word back.