With a spotlight cast upon the sexual abuse that is seemingly rampant in Hollywood, various actors and actresses have been coming forward to make a stand, including Canadian actor Finn Wolfhard, who has fired his agent over abuse allegations.
As Deadline reports, two men recently came forward alleging that Tyler Grasham, an agent for the APA Agency, had sexually assaulted them. As a result, Stranger Things actor Finn Wolfhard made the bold, and proactive move to fire his agent due to the seriousness of these allegations.
The APA Agency made a statement to Deadline, noting that “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 E Online reports, Wolfhard’s dismissal of Grasham comes after actor Blaise Godbe Lipman shared allegations of Grasham’s behaviour ten years previously. One of Lipman’s allegations outlined how “Tyler Grasham, under the pretense of a business meeting regarding potential agency representation at APA Agency, fed me alcohol while I was underage and sexually assaulted me.”
Almost immediately following this announcement, fellow APA Agency actor Cameron Boyce, known for his work on this Disney Channel and the Grown Ups film series, has also fired Grasham due to the allegations.
“Whether or not Cameron will continue his relationship with APA remains to be seen,” said a spokesman for Cameron Boyce. “Tyler Grasham, however, is most definitely fired.”
These firings have occurred in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, in which the infamous movie producer had an unfathomable amount of sexual abuse allegations brought against him. These allegations have seen many big names in Hollywood choosing to distance themselves from the mogul, including indie filmmaker Kevin Smith who admits he felt “ashamed” his career was financed by Weinstein.