'Stranger Things' star fires agent after claims of sexual assault

ANI | Updated: Oct 22, 2017 13:19 IST

London [U.K.], October 22 (ANI): Finn Wolfhard, who is having a great year with the success of blockbuster 'It', has parted ways with his agent Tyler Grasham, after allegations of sexual abuse surfaced.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Wolfhard has parted ways with Grasham as he faced a string of allegations of sexual assault and acting inappropriately with young aspiring male actors, including actor-turned-filmmaker Blaise Godbe Lipman.

Grasham, who works for the Agency of Performing Arts, is currently on leave with a pending internal investigation into the allegations.

According to a statement issued by the APA, the organisation takes these allegations very seriously and is investigating the matter.

The allegations were first brought to light as part of the "#MeToo" social media campaign, which looked to provide a supported platform for stories of sexual assault and harassment.

It's under the hash-tag that Lipman first alleged that he'd been assaulted by a prominent Hollywood agent, though he declined to name Grasham at first.

He wrote on Facebook, "We had a 'business' lunch to discuss potential [representation]. He ordered me a drink. I said I was 17. He said don't be rude, this is business, this is how things are done. I didn't know better. He got me drunk, etc etc etc. SUCH A TIRED CLICHE."

"He's still at APA representing tons of young talent, using a position of power to coerce young boys. Like [Harvey] Weinstein, everyone knows."

After Lipman's accusations went public, more men came forward with their stories.

Lucas Ozarowski also alleged that he was sexually assaulted by Grasham at his home in January 2016.

The TV and film editor told that Grasham "did the same thing" to him that he did to Lipman and that he would be filing a report with the Los Angeles Police Department.

This news comes in the wake of the sexual harassment allegations made against Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of sexually assaulting a number of women over a 30-year-long period. (ANI)

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