Scandal

Powerful Hollywood agent accused of sexual assault by multiple young men

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

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

UPDATE: Disney star Cameron Boyce is next to fire agent over sexual assault allegations

UPDATE: Gay Hollywood agent Tyler Grasham fired amid teen sex assault allegations

A powerful Hollywood agent who primarily represents teen and child actors has been accused by two different young men of sexual assault and harassment.

In a lengthy Facebook post written on Monday, actor Blaise Godbe Lipman alleged that he was sexually assaulted by Tyler Grasham of the Agency for the Performing Arts (APA) when he was a teenager.

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Lipman has appeared in Weeds, The Office, and The Suite Life on Deck. In the post, he says the incident took place at Grasham’s house in the summer of 2007, around the time of Lipman’s 18th birthday. He claims that Grasham supplied him with alcohol then aggressively came onto him.

“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,” Lipman writes.

Yesterday I posted my "me too" contribution, briefly sharing my experience with sexual assault at the hands of a man in…

Posted by Blaise Godbe on Monday, October 16, 2017

Then a second person came forward to accuse Grasham of inappropriate behavior. And he says he has the text messages to prove it.

A young man named Lucas Ozarowski claims that in 2015 he attended a party for another APA agent at Grasham’s home. While he was there, Grasham allegedly “pulled my pants down” and “grabbed my genitalia.”

“I had to forcibly remove his hand and got up and left his house,” Ozarowski wrote.

Ozarowski also shared screenshots of alleged text exchanges between him and Grasham from after the incident. In one exchange, Grasham appears to have acknowledged the groping in a text, writing “Stop. I flirt.” and “Sorry. I won’t” In another, he writes, “I said I was sorry.”

Tyler Grasham brought me to a party for another APA Agent at the Sandbox. He kept handing me drinks, one after another,…

Posted by Lucas Ozarowski on Thursday, October 19, 2017

So far, Grasham has remained silent over the allegations. His Facebook page has been deleted, although his Twitter and Instagram pages remain active (for now).

 

In a statement, APA said it plans to hire an outside agency to investigate the claims. Grasham remains employed with the agency and currently represents Keegan Allen (Pretty Little LiarsKing Cobra) and 14-year-old actor Finn Wolfhard, most recently seen in Stranger Things and It.

“APA Agency has kept this man employed, working with kid actors,” Lipman says. “I find it incredibly difficult to believe they do not know of his predatory behavior, using his position within the company to prey on naive kids. Although his power in this biz is nowhere near Weinstein level, the collective power of agents is massive.”

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

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

UPDATE: Disney star Cameron Boyce is next to fire agent over sexual assault allegations

UPDATE: Gay Hollywood agent Tyler Grasham fired amid teen sex assault allegations

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10 Comments

  • Gigi Gee

    In his texts Grasham says “im not interested in guys” then goes on to say, “bye felicia”. Do straight guys say that? (Please don’t misunderstand me. What happened to him was wrong and uncalled for, no matter what. It’s just an odd thing to say.)

    • Gigi Gee

      Sorry, I mean my Lucas Ozarowski. Grasham is the pervy agent. (Why is there no “edit” option?)

    • joseph_buscarino

      Hey don’t feel bad I was thinking the same exact thing. I mean no one should be harassed, whether straight or gay, but yah that was kind of suspect lol. he said the guy pulled down his pants? I mean that is pretty intense, not something done casually, not sure how he managed to pull that one off either.

  • Brian

    I can’t wait until the Dan Schneider stories start coming out. I’ve heard the rumors for years about how aggressively he sexually harassed the kids on his Nickelodeon shows.

    • mhoffman953

      @Brian

      Agreed. He’s one of the biggest pedos in Hollywood. I think he won’t get caught because from what I’ve heard, he helped do some IT work for people in Hollywood at the start of his career. My guess is that he has dirt on others as well, so if he falls then others will too.

      With people like him, you don’t learn until after he died about the sick things he did. Just look at Jimmy Savile

  • carver.robertd

    So, it turns out that Corey Feldman wasn’t the boy who cried “Wolf?”

    If one researches the use of the word “wolf” to describe a human (?) sexual predator, one discovers that despite the more current meaning of a man who pursues women, it originally meant a man who pursued younger men and boys. Ernest Hemingway employed the term in one of his early semi-autobiographical novels, to describe how he himself had been the object of the unwelcome attentions of a more mature (?) male. Pedophiles, whether they victimize boys or girls, should be castrated and lobotomized! Let the punishment fit the crime!

    • JamJewel

      But everyone knows who Feldman & Haim’s abuser is and even Queerty had a story about him this week without even a blush. Just google ‘hollywood pedophile director’ and see who comes up.

    • THAT Steve

      Hollywood Pedophile Director gets way too many hits. Has anyone ever tried to fix the statute of limitations for child rape and molestation in California?

    • mhoffman953

      I always thought the guy Corey Feldman was talking about was Rob Reiner. Can anyone confirm or deny this from what they’ve heard?

  • batesmotel

    Love all of these people coming out to say they too were sexually harassed. The only reason they’re doing it now is because it’s currently “trendy”. Eventually, we’ll all forget about it and move onto other things when another story hits the top of the charts about something else. Short attention spans.

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