(Update: Tyler Grasham has been fired from the Agency for the Performing Arts. )
“Stranger Things” star Finn Wolfhard has parted ways with his agent after a former actor accused him of sexual assault, two individuals familiar with the matter told TheWrap. The Agency for the Performing Arts began investigating Tyler Grasham after Blaise Godbe accused him of plying him with alcohol and sexually abusing him a decade ago.
Wolfhard is no longer signed with APA’s Tyler Grasham, who was accused this week of plying former actor Blaise Godbe Lipman with alcohol and sexually assaulting him a decade ago when Lipman was still a teenager.
It’s unclear at present where Wolfhard will land for representation. A rep for Wolfhard and APA did not immediately return TheWrap’s request for comment.
Wolfhard, 14, was Grasham’s biggest client. Part of the ensemble on “Stranger Things,” whose second season debuts on Netflix next week, Wolfhard also starred in September’s unexpected monster hit “It.”
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 takes these allegations extremely seriously and is investigating this matter,” an agency spokesperson told TheWrap on Thursday in regard to Lipman’s allegations, posted to his Facebook page on Monday.
Wolfhard is currently filming “Dog Days,” an uplifting story about Los Angeles residents who cross paths thanks to their dogs, alongside Eva Longoria and Adam Pally. He is also attached to voice a role in Netflix’s animated reboot of the educational mystery series “Carmen Sandiego,” lead by Gina Rodriguez.
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