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APA Fires ‘Stranger Things’ Star’s Agent Following Sex Abuse Allegation

UPDATED: Agent Tyler Grasham has been fired by APA following allegations against him of sexual abuse.

Tyler Grasham’s employment with APA has been terminated effective immediately,” an APA spokesperson told Variety.

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.

Stranger Things” star Finn Wolfhard then left the agency Friday, days after the allegation against Grasham surfaced. Wolfhard, who plays Mike Wheeler on the Netflix supernatural drama series “Stranger Things” and also starred in “It,” had been represented by Grasham — whose client list consists predominately of child actors — but has now left APA. He has not yet signed with another agency.

A spokesperson for Wolfhard declined to comment.

On Monday, Lipman wrote on Facebook recounting the alleged sexual assault he was a victim of as a teenager. A day later, he took to Facebook again writing that after his initial post, his abuser had sent him a “poke” message on Facebook. 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. Was his poke passive agressive? An abuser making himself known, a quiet threat? An admission of guilt with a smirky, ‘just try me’ ? I don’t know and I don’t care. It felt gross. And it was the tipping point that made me me want to open up in a real frank way. His name is Tyler Grasham, an agent at APA Agency.”

The Wrap first reported news of Wolfhard’s exit.

 

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