J.C Lee, the daughter of Spider-Man creator Stan Lee, is claiming neither Marvel nor Disney reached out to her after her father's death to pay their respects. The franchise has paid tribute to Stan Lee in a number of other ways, but J.C feels like they owed her father more.
J.C told TMZ, "When my father died, no one from Marvel or Disney reached out to me. From day one, they have commoditized my father’s work and never shown him or his legacy any respect or decency. In the end, no one could have treated my father worse than Marvel and Disney’s executives."
There have been many questions in regards to how much Marvel and Disney supported Stan Lee financially in the past. In 2005, Marvel settled a $10 million lawsuit after Lee claimed they failed to honor the agreement to pay him a share of the profits.
On the other hand, in the months leading up to Stan Lee’s passing in 2018, court documents surfaced as a result of his ongoing legal battles that revealed that the legendary comics scribe’s family life—especially regarding his daughter J.C.—was at times just as tumultuous as his professional career.
In addition to claims that J.C. verbally abused Lee toward the end of his life, court documents also alleged that Lee’s daughter also physically assaulted both of her parents on at least one occasion.