'Stranger Things' Star Fires Agent After Sexual Assault Claim

Posted October 22, 2017

"Stranger Things" star Finn Wolfhard (pictured second from right) fired his agent who was accused of sexual assault.

According to Deadline, the 14-year-old actor, who plays Mike Wheeler in the hit Netflix series, chose to leave after two men came forward alleging that APA agent Tyler Grasham had sexually assaulted them.

On Tuesday, filmmaker Blaise Godbe Lipman took to Facebook to identify APA's Tyler Grasham as the man he had kept anonymous in a #metoo post a day earlier detailing sexual assault that he suffered as a teenager.

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There have been a string of allegations against Grasham of assaulting or abusing young male actors, including former teen actor Blaise Godbe Lipman.

Lipman claims that when he was 17 or 18, he and Grasham had a dinner meeting at which Grasham "fed" Lipman alcohol and got him drunk, despite him being underage.

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

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They came to light this week as part of the MeToo hashtag campaign, where many people are sharing stories of sexual assault and harassment on their social media accounts.

APA, the agency Grasham worked for, has released a statement saying: "APA takes these allegations extremely seriously and is investigating this matter". It is reported that the APA are attempting to find new agents for the rest of Grasham's clients.

Wolfhard, in the meantime, has yet to sign with a new agency but multiple agencies are pursuing the actor after his breakout performance in "Stranger Things" and, more recently, 'IT'. "I was young and desperately wanted acceptance within the industry".

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"I didn't know who he was".