Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard has said that he had dismissed the agent who was accused of sexual misconduct. In 2017, Tyler Grasham, Finn Wolfhard’s agent, was accused of sexual assault by other young actors.
When Wolfhard, who was 14 at the time, learned of the charges, he sacked Grasham as his agent.
Wolfhard told WaPo that his response was as follows: “Oh, please, fire him. That’s completely ridiculous.”
After sexual misconduct allegations came against him in 2017, Finn Wolfhard told The Washington Post that he didn’t hesitate to fire his former agent, Tyler Grasham.
The now-18-year-old actor spoke about how he made that decision when he was 14 years old and in the midst of the public spotlight with the film “It” and season two of “Stranger Things” in a recent interview with the newspaper.
“You can’t get personal when it comes to something like that,” Wolfhard remarked. “Yes, but I’ve met him and he’s a wonderful sweetheart.” ” When something as awful and dreadful as that comes out, there’s no going back. ‘Oh, absolutely fire him,’ I thought when I found out. That’s completely ridiculous.’ I felt horrible for the people who had been wronged by this individual.”
In 2017, The Hollywood Reporter classified Grasham as a “prominent” agent at the APA talent agency. Three recognized men (and one anonymous complainant) stepped up about their claimed experiences with Grasham as the #MeToo movement brought claims of sexual misconduct to the forefront of Hollywood.
After publishing his tale on social media, the first complainant, actor-turned-filmmaker Blaise God be Lipman, spoke with The Hollywood Reporter, alleging that Grasham had gotten him drunk and sexually abused him when he was around 17 or 18 years old.
Grasham was placed on administrative leave shortly after the first accuser came forward, and he was sacked from the APA just hours after Wolfhard dropped him as his agent. The APA initiated an internal review, and the talent agency told The Wrap in May 2018 that “corrective action” had been taken, but that it had no more comment.
The Los Angeles District Attorney, on the other hand, had opted not to press charges.
The Wrap stated in 2018 that “two of the four claims against him were judged to be outside the statute of limitations, one was dismissed for lack of evidence, and one was sent to the Los Angeles City Attorney’s office for possible filing as a misdemeanor,” according to The Wrap.
Since then, Wolfhard has signed with the CAA talent agency.