Stan Lee's former assistant Shawn Lukaszewicz is claiming the 92-year-old Marvel icon has more in common The Hulk (co-created with Jack Kirby) than his happy-go-lucky public persona.
On Tuesday, Lukaszewicz filed a lawsuit against Stan Lee, his wife Joan Lee, daughter Joan Celia Lee, POW! Entertainment and Fatsalagata. He's accusing them of multiple labor code violations, wrongful firing and intentional infliction of emotional distress, that included a barrage of insults.
Lukaszewicz says he was initially hired to setup and manage Stan Lee's booth at the ComiKaze convention in November. What he believed to be his dream job soon turned into a nightmare. Stan Lee visited the booth and reportedly told Lukaszewicz that he did a "sh*tty job" and the booth looked "f*cking embarrassing."
Despite his claims of Lee being unimpressed with his work, Lukaszewicz was then hired to be Lee's full-time executive assistant, "with duties that included launching and managing websites, managing social media for Joan Celia Lee, and running personal errands for the Lees." For a 40-hour work-week, he was to be paid $40 an hour, but he had to be on-call at all-times and would not receive any overtime pay.
Lukaszewicz claims Lee told him to "get the f*ck out and never ring my damn doorbell again," when he went to drop off documents and mail to Lee's house, after being requested to do so by Lee's daughter.
He claims that Lee's daughter called him "f**king stupid" and threatened to fire him after he posted an image of her on social media, even though she is the one that supposedly asked him to post the image.
When Lukaszewicz bought a plane ticket to fly east to see his mom for her birthday, Joan Celia Lee asked him to delay the trip so he could help prepare for her birthday party, he says. But she reneged on her promise to reimburse him for his plane ticket and pay for a later flight, and berated him in front of guests at her party by calling him a "retarded *sshole," he says.
While Lukaszewicz drove Stan Lee to an April meeting with boxing champion Manny Pacquiao, "Stan Lee became very abusive towards plaintiff for driving too slow as Mr. Pacquiao was about to depart to Las Vegas for his May 1, 2015 fight with Floyd Mayweather," the complaint states.
When Pacquiao failed to show at the meeting, Lee called Lukaszewicz a "f*cking idiot," and added: "You wasted my time. Now everyone at the office thinks you are a f*cking *sshole," according to the complaint. - courthousenews
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