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A Lawsuit Filed Against Stan Lee Claims Sexual Misconduct Against A Massage Therapist Last Year

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Comic book icon Stan Lee is not spending the last years of his life peacefully. The 95-year-old, who’s career as a comic-book writer, editor, film executive producer and publisher spans since the late 1930s, is facing a gamut of issues. Lee is dealing with fraud and financial issues, so much so that director Kevin Smith said Lee could come live with him. There’s family drama too. And matters are just getting worse.

A Latina masseuse who worked on Stan Lee during a comic con is suing him over claims of inappropriate sexual misconduct.

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Massage therapist Maria Carballo alleges that on the weekend of April 21-23, 2017, she performed two massage therapy sessions for Lee in his hotel room at a Hyatt Regency in Chicago.

According to court documents given to mitu: “During her first massage session, Lee began to fondle himself while lying face down; later, while Ms. Carballo was massaging his quadriceps, Lee began to moan and groan. Feeling uncomfortable, Ms. Carballo ended the massage early and left the hotel room.”

Carballo was then asked to return the following day to give Lee another massage. She alleges that he apologized to her, and she agreed to conduct the massage mostly out of fear of losing her job.

The suit alleges that one hour into the massage, “Lee, again, began moaning. In order to create distance from Lee, Ms. Carballo performed a Shiatsu massage, in which hands are replaced by feet. Within minutes, Lee took her foot and moved it against his genitals. Once Ms. Carballo freed herself from his grip, she promptly gathered her belongings and left.”

Carballo’s complaint contains five counts, including assault, battery, violation of the Illinois Gender Violence Act, emotional distress and civil conspiracy.

The suit also shows that records prove Lee was in Chicago that weekend as he was attending the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo at the McCormick Place convention center.

Carballo is also suing Lee’s assistant Mac Anderson, and is asking for more than $50,000.

“He is a high-profile public figure and I think it’s a shakedown,” Jonathan Freund, an attorney for Lee, told The Chicago Tribune, in response to the claim. “The guy is 95, I don’t think he would do that.”

Lee has been accused of similar actions before. Earlier this year, an unnamed source said that Lee had behaved sexually inappropriately.

“The report states a company that once provided Lee with professional nurses who gave him 24/7 home care terminated their business with Lee late last year, and that the parting of ways came after multiple nurses complained Lee allegedly propositioned them for sex, touched them inappropriately, and exposed himself to them,” Gizmodo reports.

Carballo says she didn’t come forward with her claims earlier because she was afraid.

“For a long time, I was afraid to ask anyone to help me hold Mr. Lee accountable for how he treated me,” Carbello said in a released statement. “He is rich and famous. I am not. After seeing other women fight to be treated with dignity and respect, I decided, me too. I am still nervous and afraid, but not as much as I was before because I have other people helping me.”

Carballo’s attorney, Alexandra Lopez of Cunningham Lopez LLP, also released the following statement: “Women all over the country, especially women in the hotel and service industry, have experienced the pain and embarrassment of being treated like chattel. Whether the men are powerful and influential like Stan Lee, Donald Trump or Bill Cosby, or just everyday businessmen, women deserve to be treated with respect and dignity. Maria knows that she is in for the fight of her life, and we intend to battle with her every step of the way.”

The allegations against Lee dropped on the same day that he attended “Avengers: Infinity War” movie premiere.

Lee’s appearance at the red carpet premiere of “Avengers: Infinity War” caught fans’ attention. The comic legend attended the event in a motorized wheelchair on the same day sexual assault allegations went public.


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Greyhound Claims To Be Following The Law By Allowing Border Patrol Agents To Question Passengers' Citizenship

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Greyhound Claims To Be Following The Law By Allowing Border Patrol Agents To Question Passengers’ Citizenship

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Earlier this year, we reported on a woman who was riding a Greyhound bus and was asked to exit after she couldn’t provide proper identification documents. The encounter caught on video and people were appalled. Ahe wasn’t the first person that immigration officers detained on a bus, and now it turns out she won’t be the last.

Greyhound has given border patrol agents permission to board their buses and randomly ask people for identification.

Greyhound, which serves every state in the country and provides an inexpensive form of transportation, says they are complying with the law. The company is allowing agents to ask for proof of citizenship from passengers without warrants.

“Greyhound is required to comply with the law,” a Greyhound spokesperson said last month after the Fort Lauderdale incident went viral. “We are aware that routine transportation checks not only affect our operations, but our customers’ travel experience and will continue to do everything legally possible to minimize any negative experiences.”

While Greyhound may be complying with the law, they’re also breaking it.

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The American Civil Liberties Union states that asking random people to show I.D. without proper reasoning is against the Fourth Amendment.

The starting place is to not give your consent,” Jordan Wells, an attorney for the New York Civil Liberties Union, told Huffington Post. “If Border Patrol then says, ‘You know what, we actually don’t even need their consent, we’re going to just do this stuff,’ that would violate the Constitution. But we the public don’t get to have that conversation about whether this is constitutional when Greyhound gives away the game by just saying, ‘We consent, so it’s OK.'”

People on Twitter say they’ll be boycotting Greyhound, but some people don’t have any other way to travel.

Border Patrol routinely racially profiles and violates the rights of bus passengers in Rochester. It’s hard for me to find a safe way to travel home over the holidays,” Haydi Torres, a University of Rochester student and leader with UR Dreamers, said according to the ACLU. “Since my freshman year, I’ve always relied on classmates and professors to provide a ride for me to go visit my family. It is time for Greyhound, Trailways, and all bus companies to stand up for their passengers and refuse to facilitate this abuse.”


READ: Third Person In A Month Has Been Detained By ICE While Riding A Greyhound Bus

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