The plot sickens (again)

“Orphan Black” actor Jordan Gavaris comes forward with more allegations against Tyler Grasham

Another shoe has dropped in the breaking story involving the sexual assault allegations against Hollywood agent Tyler Grasham of the Agency for the Performing Arts (APA).

Just to recap: In a Facebook post published Monday, actor Blaise Godbe Lipman alleged that he was sexually assaulted by Grasham at a party in 2007. He was 18 years old at the time. A few days later, another young man named Lucas Ozarowski claimed he, too, was assaulted by Grasham, at a party in 2015. Afterwards, he says Grasham continued to harass him over text.

Related: Powerful Hollywood agent accused of sexual assault by multiple young men

Now, a third young man has come forward with his own story involving Grasham.

Openly gay actor Jordan Gavaris, who starred in the hit BBC America show Orphan Black, took to Twitter this afternoon to share a disturbing experience he had with Grasham when he was first trying to break out in show biz at age 21.

To be clear: Gavaris, now 28, doesn’t say he was sexually assaulted by Grasham, but he does claim to have been repeatedly harassed by him. The harassment included threats that his career could be “derailed” if he didn’t allow Grasham to “protect” him.

Read Gavaris’ account of what happened in a series of tweets published just hours ago…

In a statement released yesterday, APA said it plans to hire an outside agency to investigate the accusations against Grasham.

“APA takes these allegations extremely seriously and is investigating this matter,” an agency spokesperson said.

Meanwhile, the agency has already lost one of its biggest rising stars over the scandal. Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard, who was represented by Grasham, severed ties with the agency.

Related: Child star Finn Wolfhard ditches agent Tyler Grasham amidst sexual assault allegations

Get Queerty Daily

Subscribe to Queerty for a daily dose of #entertainment #agencyfortheperformingarts #apaagency stories and more

9 Comments

  • Jaxton

    If they were assaulted, why didn’t they report it to the cops? I’m not buying that there was an assault.

    Maybe harassment but not assault. Big difference.

    By the way, how many of these actors went along with being harassed because it paid well?

    • lauraspencer

      And how many actors/actresses go along with it because the “harasser” is attractive? If you look like Weinstein it is abuse, but if you are good looking you most likely get away with it. The women who are coming out against Harvey are the ones who rejected him. What about all the women who didn’t reject him and consented who have now graced our TV and movie screens for years?

    • startenout

      And it is ignorance like this and so much more that I have seen online which keeps people from speaking out. When you were 14, 18, 21, how confident were you that when someone older and extremely powerful told you that it would ruin your future, you’d have still been able to run to the police? They handle female tale poorly in too many cases. They view male rape as a joke that couldn’t even happen. “You can’t rape the willing.”

    • Gigi Gee

      Jaxton — You ask “why didn’t they report it to the cops?” Come on, seriously? Have you been living in a cave? People who are harassed, sexually assaulted and raped don’t come forward for a myriad reasons. When ask why they didn’t report it what you’re really doing is victim blaming. People see how accusers are treated, so they’re fearful of being attacked and maligned. They’re also oftentimes scared of what their attackers will do them them physically, financially or psychologically. There’s strength in numbers though, which is why we’re seeing people being strengthened by the courage of others.

  • lauraspencer

    Name the producer as well.

    Bryan Singer must be worried.

    What about all the agents that sent their clients to Harvey Weinstein’s home and hotel rooms? Many of them must have known what Harvey was up to.

    Let’s watch how this all plays out.

    • alfred

      I want nothing more than for singer to be exposed for the gross man he is. Literally looking at his face makes me feel ill.

  • oz1967

    that actor from the real o neals was punished for naming names last year, his show was given so much bad press after he made allegations against Singer and others he is pretty much blacklisted. Just goes to show you try to do the right thing you get screwed over.

    • Donston

      But at least there’s a chance he won’t have to wait 20 years for vindication like many often have to.

      And he said he could “protect him” aka give me some sex and I will help seal you in the closet with building a hetero persona and copping you beards?

      I wonder if some directors and actors are gonna get exposed. And come on now people with careers. Stop waiting on nobodies to expose these people for you. “Notorious producer”?

  • Keebler ILF

    I wonder if Colton Haynes will have a story to tell.

Add your Comment

Please log in to add your comment
Need an account? Register *It's free and easy.