Update: APA Agent Terminated After Sexual Assault Allegations

Update, 4:12 PM, Oct. 20: APA’s Manfred Westphal has just issued the following statement to Pollstar: “Tyler Grasham has been terminated from APA, effective immediately”

An APA film agent, in the wake of sexual assault allegations, has reportedly been placed on leave and the fallout includes “Stranger Things” star Finn Wolfhard leaving the agency.

Agent Tyler Grasham was recently accused by a former child actor, Blaise Godbe Lipman, of plying him with alcohol and sexually assaulting him. Lucas Ozarowski, a 27-year-old film and TV editor, said he was also assaulted by Grasham.

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APA issued a statement that it “takes these allegations extremely seriously and is investigating the matter.”

A source with knowledge of the situation who is not authorized to comment told the Los Angeles Times Oct. 20 that Grasham has been put on leave. The source also said that 14-year-old Wolfhard, who was a client of Grasham, had left the agency (confirmed by Pollstar).

Wolfhard has not only become a young star because of the “Stranger Things” Netflix series but also because of his prominent role in the massively successful horror movie “It.”  He is also scheduled to perform at the Hollywood Bowl Nov. 4 as Charlie Bucket from “Willie Wonka & The Chocolate Factory” during a musical performance where he is scheduled to sing “I’ve Got A Golden Ticket.”

Meanwhile, “Descendants” star Cameron Boyce has fired Grasham as an agent, according to Deadline Hollywood.

Pollstar has learned that APA has hired a neutral, independent investigator on the matter.