AceShowbiz - Tyler Grasham, a prominent agent at the Agency of the Performing Arts (APA), lost another client. After "Stranger Things" actor %cFinn Wolfhard% got rid of him, now "Descendants" actor %cCameron Boyce% decided to do the same.
Grasham was accused of sexually assaulting young male aspiring actors. "Whether or not Cameron will continue his relationship with APA remains to be seen," said Boyce's spokesperson. "Tyler Grasham, however, is most definitely fired."
Blaise Godbe Lipman, an actor-turned-filmmaker, claimed that Grasham got him drunk and sexually assaulted him when he was 17. He didn't name his abuser in his initial post but after the agent "poked" him on Facebook, he decided to name the man.
Lipman additionally blasted APA, "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 no where near Weinstein level, the collective power of agents is massive."
Another of Grasham's alleged victims was "Orphan Black" actor %cJordan Gavaris%. "When I was 21, Tyler Grasham repeatedly harassed me about my sexuality, and forcibly implied he could 'protect me' if I joined his roster. But that if I didn't, my career may be derailed," he tweeted.
When I was 21, Tyler Grasham repeatedly harassed me about my sexuality, and forcibly implied he could “protect me” if I joined his roster...— Jordan Gavaris (@JordanGavaris) October 20, 2017
"He later harassed me over the phone when I declined a dinner invitation to the home of a notorious producer repeatedly accused of sexual assault of minors. Grasham would also be present at the dinner. He told me I was overreacting. I told him he was dangerous. My opinion has not changed. In conclusion: #metoo," he added, referring to the social media movement that encouraged sexual abuse survivors to speak up.
Meanwhile, a man named Lucas Ozarowski, who now works as a film and TV editor, called Grasham out for groping him. "He pulled my pants open and aggressively grabbed my genitalia. I had to forcibly remove his hand and got up and left his house," he wrote on Facebook.
When the allegations first surfaced, the company said, "APA takes these allegations extremely seriously and is investigating this matter. The agency said it has a neutral, independent investigator looking into the allegations, and that it is company policy not to discuss confidential personnel matters."
As more victims spoke up, the embattled agent was kicked out. "Tyler Grasham has been terminated, effective immediately," the agency said.