Hollywood Agent Tyler Grasham Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Teenage Actors Was Fired

Camille Rivera
October 22, 2017

14-year-old Finn Wolfhard, better known as Mike Wheeler on the popular Netflix show Stranger Things, has left his talent agency, APA.

Tyler Grasham had been put on leave on Wednesday while APA talent agency investigated allegations of sexual assault, which first came to light after filmmaker and ex-child star, Blaise Godbe Lipman, shared a letter to Facebook and Instagram on Monday as part of the #MeToo campaign. "Tyler Grasham's employment with APA has been terminated effective immediately", APA spokesperson Manfred Westphal told the site.

Agency has kept this man employed, working with kid actors.

That original post seems to have been removed or set to private, but Lipman later named Grasham in a follow-up Facebook post, spurred - incredibly - by Grasham himself. "I find it incredibly hard to believe they do not know of his predatory behavior, using his position within the company to prey on naive kids", said.

At least two other men - an editor and actor - have since come forward with stories of more recent unwanted sexual advances and harassment by Grasham.

"I told him "no" at a certain point, [because] he got a little too physical", Lindsey said.

A source close to the young actor told Deadline that he made a decision to depart from The Agency For The Performing Arts (APA) due to those allegations, which have sparked an internal investigation within the company.

Grasham was sacked by APA, but not before 14-year-old Wolfhard, who plays Mike Wheeler on the Netflix show, fired him, along with Descendants actor Cameron Boyce.

'Tyler Grasham brought me to a party for another APA Agent at the Sandbox.

"I didn't know who he was".

"I was young and desperately wanted acceptance within my industry", Lipman wrote.

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