Stranger Things actor Finn Wolfhard has fired his agent after allegations of sexual assault surfaced, Entertainment Weekly reported.
Tyler Grasham, who was also fired from his job as a talent agent at APA, was accused of sexual assault by a former teen actor.
Blaise Godbe Lipman, who appeared on the shows Weeds and Hawaii Five-O, wrote a Facebook post describing “a prominent talent agent from the firm APA” who assaulted him a decade ago, when he was 17.
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. The disgraced talent agent “poked” the former child actor after his initial post, as Lipman wrote.
“We haven’t had any correspondence in a decade, and aren’t friends on FB, yet today, out of the blue, he ‘pokes’ me. He must have been made aware of the post by one of our many mutuals,” the Oct. 16 post reads.
A series of rhetorical questions followed, pondering the thinking behind Grasham’s “poke.” It didn’t matter to Lipman, however; that act turned out to be the “tipping point” in his decision to name names.
“Tyler Grasham, under the pretense of a business meeting regarding potential agency representation at APA Agency, fed me alcohol while I was underage and sexually assaulted me,” he wrote. “APA Agency has kept this man employed, working with kid actors. I find it incredibly difficult to believe they do not know of his predatory behavior, using his position within the company to prey on naive kids.”
Grasham was fired 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.
i don’t wanna see y’all babying grown ass men anymore. if a 14 year old can do the right thing without hesitation, what excuse do they have? https://t.co/pMV8QkrWvk
— gabi (@harleivy) October 20, 2017
Huge proof that a 14 year old can be more mature than a lot of people . Without hesitation he did the right thing and I can’t be more glad. https://t.co/GIctnvTUrT
— bel (@asimplewritcr) October 21, 2017
Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, take note.