Stan Lee files suit against Pow! Entertainment

Stan Lee Files $1B Lawsuit Against POW! Entertainment for

Stan Lee Files $1B Lawsuit Against POW! Entertainment for "Stealing" His Name and Likeness

Stan Lee has filed suit in California against POW!

Stan Lee at the Avengers: Infitiy War premiere in Los Angeles.

"In each instance in which Lee granted a non-exclusive licence, the licensee has offered to pay a fee for the use of his name, image and likeness, but under no circumstances did Lee ever sell off his personal identity, name, and likeness, which he spent 95 years building up".

Lee is in the news again with a new law suit, for 1 billion dollars, against POW! CEO Shane Duffy and co-founder Gill Champion. "Defendants, and each of them, knew that their objective was unlawful and they meant to aid each other in achieving that unlawful objective".

The production company was sold to the Chinese company Camsing a year ago, but Lee argues that he was unaware of the negotiations and that he never would have knowingly signed his name on a document that gave away his name.

According to the suit, Lee formed POW!, a media production company, with Champion and Arthur Lieberman. The suit claims that Pow! was also given the right to use Lee's Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts.

It says Lee was "in a state of total devastation" and that Champion and Duffy were "opportunists" who "saw a chance to take advantage of Lee's despondent state of mind". In order for POW! to be sold, Lee would have had to sign the agreements, which he claims is something he'd never do. Lee took control of his Twitter for the first time today. The suit states that Lee can not recall anyone reading to him the terms of the agreement and that he did not knowingly sign the document.

It added that Lee has a history of agreeing to non-exclusive licences for the use of his name, image and likeness.

According to the court documents, Lee had no idea a sale was in the offing.

The purported suit seeks to rescind POW!'s agreement with Lee entirely on those grounds, as well as seeking "damages in excess of one billion dollars". POW! did not return Newsarama's request for comment regarding the social media accounts prior to the filing of the suit.

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