Stan Lee sued by former assistant

Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee is being sued by his former assistant Shawn Lukaszewicz for causing emotional distress through insults, threats and a wrongful firing.

PTI| Last Updated: Aug 13, 2015, 16:10 PM IST
Stan Lee sued by former assistant

New York: Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee is being sued by his former assistant Shawn Lukaszewicz for causing emotional distress through insults, threats and a wrongful firing.

Lukaszewicz has slapped 92-year-old Lee, along with his wife Joan, 93, and daughter Joan Celia, 67, with a lawsuit accusing them of inflicting emotional distress amid unrelenting insults and threats during his employment from October 2014 up to his firing in June 2015, reported New York Post.

Lee allegedly blasted Lukaszewicz for his work. Lukaszewicz says he was offered USD 40 an hour for 40-hours work a week, but claims he was forced to work on Lee's websites and run errands, all whilst not being paid for overtime.

Court documents say Lukaszewicz was "constantly reminded how lucky he was to work for the most powerful people in the industry and he, therefore, should 'suck it up' and be thankful for the abuse."