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As an employer, Stan Lee is a world-class villain -- at least, if a new lawsuit filed against the comic book legend is to be believed.

Lee, his wife and his daughter are being sued by a former executive assistant who says that he was subjected to verbal abuse and humiliation, stiffed on his wages and then kicked to the curb after he demanded what was owed to him.

In the suit, fied in Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday, Shawn Lukaszewicz says that he was initially hired in October to set up and manage a booth run by Lee's daughter Joan Celia Lee at Lee's ComiKaze convention. The gig turned out to be rocky, the complaint says, with Stan Lee ranting at Lukaszewicz and telling him, "This is f---ing embarrassing ... you did a s---ty job ... this is f---ing unbelievable."

Despite the harsh appraisal, the lawsuit says Lukaszewicz was hired full time as an executive assistant to the Lee family, building and managing websites and managing social media for Joan Celia Lee, among other duties. Though Lukaszewicz says he was hired to work 40 hours a week at $40 an hour, the lawsuit says that he was "required to be available at all times 24/7 on an as needed basis." Lukaszewicz says he ended up working overtime, but was shot down when he tried to collect the additional pay and was told, "you are already getting paid too much. Don't complain. You should be an intern. You are lucky to be working for the Lee family in the first place."

The lawsuit alleges that the troubles mounted from there. According to the filing, Lukaszewicz's supervisor demanded a kickback from his earnings, and he was subjected to a flood of abusive behavior from his bosses.

Lukaszewicz lists a litany of allegations in the suit. Among the accusations: that Stan Lee told him to "get the f--- out" when he arrived at Lee's home to deliver mail to him; that Joan Celia Lee called him her "little " and told him "you must be f---ing retarded," and that his hourly rate was slashed to $25.

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“Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated.” – Coretta Scott King

"Oppressive language does more than represent violence; it is violence; does more than represent the limits of knowledge; it limits knowledge." -Toni Morrison

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Stan Lee is a very profit driven old man. He's never been, from what I've heard, an easy man to work with or a good one to work for. There have been a lot of feuds and artists who have moved back and forth between DC and Marvel due to feuds between the artist and Lee. I love Marvel, don't love Lee, though I do appreciate some of the innovative things he did and some of the risks he took back in the day that made comics what they are now.


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Stan Lee is a very profit driven old man. He's never been, from what I've heard, an easy man to work with or a good one to work for. There have been a lot of feuds and artists who have moved back and forth between DC and Marvel due to feuds between the artist and Lee. I love Marvel, don't love Lee, though I do appreciate some of the innovative things he did and some of the risks he took back in the day that made comics what they are now.

Hawaii's first real Con is going to be next month. He'll be there, though I think I'll go for the costumes thank you very much!


“Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated.” – Coretta Scott King

"Oppressive language does more than represent violence; it is violence; does more than represent the limits of knowledge; it limits knowledge." -Toni Morrison

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Hawaii's first real Con is going to be next month. He'll be there, though I think I'll go for the costumes thank you very much!

They usually make just seeing him so expensive it's not worth it. I wouldn't say no to his autograph for the things he's accomplished, but I can't see paying for it knowing who he's been while accomplishing, if that makes sense.


Met in 2010 on a forum for a mutual interest. Became friends.
2011: Realized we needed to evaluate our status as friends when we realized we were talking about raising children together.

2011/2012: Decided we were a couple sometime in, but no possibility of being together due to being same sex couple.

June 26, 2013: DOMA overturned. American married couples ALL have the same federal rights at last! We can be a family!

June-September, 2013: Discussion about being together begins.

November 13, 2013: Meet in person to see if this could work. It's perfect. We plan to elope to Boston, MA.

March 13, 2014 Married!

May 9, 2014: Petition mailed to USCIS

May 12, 2014: NOA1.
October 27, 2014: NOA2. (5 months, 2 weeks, 1 day after NOA1)
October 31, 2014: USCIS ships file to NVC (five days after NOA2) Happy Halloween for us!

November 18, 2014: NVC receives our case (22 days after NOA2)

December 17, 2014: NVC generates case number (50 days after NOA2)

December 19, 2014: Receive AOS bill, DS-261. Submit DS-261 (52 days after NOA2)

December 20, 2014: Pay AOS Fee

January 7, 2015: Receive, pay IV Fee

January 10, 2015: Complete DS-260

January 11, 2015: Send AOS package and Civil Documents
March 23, 2015: Case Complete at NVC. (70 days from when they received docs to CC)

May 6, 2015: Interview at Montréal APPROVED!

May 11, 2015: Visa in hand! One year less one day from NOA1.

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Hawaii's first real Con is going to be next month. He'll be there, though I think I'll go for the costumes thank you very much!

add extra money into yer budget, if'n you really want his autograph.


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