Marvel comics’ 92-year-old icon Stan Lee has been sued by his former assistant, Shawn Lukaszewicz for allegedly mentally abusing, violating labor codes, causing emotional distress and wrongfully firing. Lee is known worldwide for his spectacular creation of “Spiderman,” “X-Men” and the “Incredible Hulk,” but Lukaszewicz claims he has been through the weirdly bitter side of his personality. Read on to find out more about the story.
The former assistant has filed the lawsuit at Los Angeles Supreme Court against Stan Lee, his wife Joan Lee and daughter Joan Celia Lee. According to Shawn Lukaszewicz, he was hired in Oct. 2014 to setup and operated a booth at LA ComiKaze convention that year. Lukaszewicz recounted that when Lee visited the booth, he described it as “f****** embarrassing” and said, “You did a sh*tty job … this is fucking unbelievable.”
Lukaszewicz was then given charge as Lee’s full-time executive assistant and was hired at $40 per hour for 40 hours a week, which included managing websites, handling social media for Joan Celia Lee and running individual errands for the family. He claims that he never received any overtime pay and had to be available on call all the time. He further went on and stated that, his remuneration was sliced from $40 to $25 during Christmas and had to deal with late pay cheques, as stated by Comic Book Resources.
In another incident, when Lukaszewicz drove Stan Lee to a meeting with Manny Pacquiao, he abused and thrashed Lukaszewicz insultingly as he was driving slow, concerning that Pacquaio had to board the flight for Vegas. When Pacquaio didn’t turn up for the meeting, Lee called Lukaszewicz, “a f****** idiot.”
In turn, Joan Celia Lee has claimed in court that, Lukaszewicz plotted against her with other defendants to cut out business deals and threatened to file compensation unless he was paid $100,000 by Stan Lee, claimed by Pagesix.
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