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‘Stranger Things’ star fires agent
    2017-October-23  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

FINN WOLFHARD — the 14-year-old actor who is having a banner year hot off the success of blockbuster “It” and the imminent release of season two of the Netflix phenom “Stranger Things” — has parted ways with APA and agent Tyler Grasham.

The move comes as Grasham is facing a string of claims that he sexually assaulted or acted inappropriately with young aspiring male actors, including actor-turned-filmmaker Blaise Godbe Lipman.

Grasham, a prominent agent at APA who also reps Hayley Orrantia, is currently on leave from the agency, sources confirmed, while the company investigates the allegations.

The agency has enlisted an independent investigator to research the claims. In light of the accusations, Grasham has set his Instagram to private and deleted his Facebook account.

It’s no coincidence that claims of sexual misconduct surfaced last week in light of the damning allegations facing industry mogul Harvey Weinstein. The story has pushed conversations about sexual misconduct and harassment to the forefront not only in Hollywood but also the culture at large. Specifically, this claim brings to light the complicated issue of how gay men interact with one another in Hollywood. This particular story got kickstarted during the “Me Too” social media movement last weekend. The movement — with roots belonging to to activist Tarana Burke and later supported by actress Alyssa Milano with #MeToo — continues to grow and, by some estimates, has elicited millions of responses.

One of those came from Lipman, who, on Oct. 15, used Facebook to allege that he had been assaulted by a prominent talent agent from APA. He declined to name the agent Sunday night, but offered a few details: “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.”

After sharing the post, Lipman said that he received a “poke” on Facebook from Grasham despite the fact that they are not connected on the social media platform. The move prompted Lipman to post additional details and the name of the man he claims assaulted him.

(SD-Agencies)

 

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