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At 14 Years Old, Finn Wolfhard Immediately Fired Agent Who Was Accused Of Sexual Assault

At 14 Years Old, Finn Wolfhard Immediately Fired Agent Who Was Accused Of Sexual Assault

Wolfhard recently recalled the decision he made four years earlier and how he did not even think twice about it.

Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard recalled that he didn't think twice before firing his former agent Tyler Grasham after allegations of sexual misconduct were made against him in 2017. The agent, who continues to work in the industry, was accused by several male actors of sexual assault.

18-year-old Wolfhard who was 14 at the time of the decision told The Washington Post, "He was abusing his power. When it comes to something like that, you can't be personal, like, 'Yeah, but I've met him and he's really nice.' When something incredibly serious and awful like that comes out, there's no going back. When I found that out, I was like, 'Oh, absolutely fire him. That's insane.' I felt so terrible for the people who were harmed by this person."



 

According to LADBible, Grasham was fired from the APA talent agency after the allegations surfaced. The first came from former child actor Blaise Godbe Lipman who appeared in films such as The Dark Place and Nobody Walks. At the time, Lipman shared a Facebook post as a part of the growing #MeToo campaign.

He said, "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. 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. Although his power in this biz is nowhere near Weinstein level, the collective power of agents is massive. I hope the light that's shed by the newly empowered victims who are coming forward, makes predators think twice. Change is slow but I hope this is a big jump start."



 

According to Complex, film and TV editor, Lucas Ozarowski and actor Brady Lindsey have also come forward with similar sexual assault claims against the agent. Grasham was put on leave before being fired from APA. “Tyler Grasham’s employment with APA has been terminated effective immediately,” the agency’s head of communications, Manfred Westphal, said in a statement. However, ultimately, no charges were filed against him.

The Wrap reported in 2018 that "Of the four accusations against him, two were found to be outside the statute of limitations, one was dismissed for lack of sufficient evidence, and one was referred to the Los Angeles City Attorney's office, for possible filing as a misdemeanor."



 

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