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Stranger Things' Finn Wolfhard fires agent over past sexual abuse claims

23 October 2017, 05:26 | Ruben Stone

Child star Finn Wolfhard ditches agent Tyler Grasham amidst sexual assault allegations

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According to Deadline the allegations against Grasham are "the reason" Wolfhard left the agency.

"APA takes these allegations extremely seriously and is investigating this matter".

Mr Grasham is now on leave from the company, after being accused of sexual assault and inappropriate behaviour with young aspiring male actors. News that the acting talent was protesting his former agent Tyler Grasham amidst allegations of sexual assault.

This has come after actor-film-maker Blaise Godbe Lipman posted a lengthy Facebook post alleging sexual misconduct by Mr Grasham, who works for management agency APA. Film and TV editor Lucas Ozarowski, 27, was one of those who told The Hollywood Reporter that Mr Grasham sexually assaulted him at his home in January previous year.

"When I was 21, Tyler Grasham repeatedly harassed me about my sexuality, and forcibly implied he could "protect me" if I joined his roster, ' he tweeted, adding that the agent told him if he didn't comply his career 'may be derailed". Lipman posted on Facebook about his experiences with Grasham while looking for representation as a child actor ten years ago. I didn't name names, just the company he worked for.

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The actor first met Tyler at APA's Beverly Hills office and later joined the executive for dinner where the agent supposedly got the aspiring star "drunk".

After Lipman shared his story, more men came forward claiming they suffered sexual abuse at the hands of Grasham.

A spokesperson for the Boyce said, "In light of the allegations he felt it necessary to part ways with Tyler Grasham". A second man, editor Lucas Ozarowski, has also made allegations against the agent. "But I didn't want to discourage him because of the [career] ramifications".

'I didn't know who he was.

Additionally, a report by the Wrap published on Friday claimed that in 2015 Grasham contacted a then-16-year-old boy on Instagram.

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