Stan Lee’s puck drop at Arizona Coyotes pregame has now been canceled. This cancellation was a mutual one according to the hockey organization.
The author had been scheduled to drop the puck at Friday’s game against Edmonton Oilers.
Allegations against him had recently surfaced which claimed Lee had made inappropriate advances and comments towards many nurses at his residence.
A statement was released by Tom Lallas, Lee’s lawyer which categorically denied these allegations and statement read, that Lee “fully intends to fight to protect his stellar good name and impeccable character.”
Lallas said that no parties have filed a police report or civil action. The allegations had been first reported in Daily Mail.
“Various anonymous individuals have attempted to extort money from Mr. Lee based on false allegations, but when we have asked them to identify themselves and provide their full legal names and contact information, they have, not surprisingly, gone radio silent,” Lallas had written in an email that was received by AZCentral and The Arizona Republic.
It is unknown if these allegations have played any part in the cancellation of Lee’s appearance at the Coyotes game.
Lee had made headlines this month when the police started investigating claims of $300,000 that had been withdrawn from his bank account without his approval.
A few reports have stated that $850,000 of the stolen money was used to buy a condo in West Hollywood.
Lee is scheduled to appear at Ace Comic Con in Glendale, Arizona.
Ace Comic Con is set to feature Chris Evans, Tom Holland, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, and Hayley Atwell.
Lee makes cameo appearances in almost all Marvel movies and will appear in Black Panther in an unknown role.