Tyler Grasham Fired From APA Agency After Sexual Assault Accusation

An actor accused Grasham of plying hm with alcohol and assaulting him when he was in late teens

Talent agent Tyler Grasham has been fired from the Agency for the Performing Arts, one day after TheWrap reported on an actor’s accusation that Grasham sexually assaulted him when he was in his late teens.

“Tyler Grasham’s employment with APA has been terminated effective immediately,” APA spokesperson Manfred Westphal said Friday.

The agency began investigating Grasham on Thursday after former teen actor Blaise Godbe Lipman accused him of plying him with alcohol and sexually abusing him a decade ago.

Former actor Blaise Godbe Lipman, now a 28-year-old filmmaker, told TheWrap on Thursday that he met Grasham when he was 17 or 18, and was talking to Grasham about signing on as an APA client. He said he turned 18 in June of 2007, and was assaulted that summer. He cannot recall if the date of the assault was before or after his birthday, he said.

APA has lost at least two high-profile clients since the report. Fourteen-year-old “Stranger Things” and “It” star Finn Wolfhard, who was represented by Grasham, quit the agency Friday morning. Later Friday, 18-year-old “Descendants” star Cameron Boyce also left the agency.

Grasham has not replied to numerous requests for comment.

Lipman first discussed Grasham in a “me too” post on Facebook. Many have posted their stories online, using the phrase “me too,” in the wake of the accusations by dozens of women that Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed or assaulted them. Weinstein has denied any non-consensual sex.