Former child actor Blaise Godbe Lipman, now 28 years old, says that Grasham assaulted him while intoxicated ten years ago. On Oct. 17, he posted his about experience on Facebook:
Yesterday I posted my "me too" contribution, briefly sharing my experience with sexual assault at the hands of a man in…
Following Lipman’s accusation, TV and film editor Lucas Ozarowski came forward with allegations against Grasham, saying:
Tyler Grasham brought me to a party for another APA Agent at the Sandbox. He kept handing me drinks, one after another,…
Ozarowski told The Hollywood Reporter that “I’d like to state that I have nothing against APA or Tyler’s clientele. I wish them all the best through this tough time. Also I am thankful for the women who have come out against Harvey Weinstein. I do not wish to overshadow their struggle. Women, I believe, have it much worse in this industry and I hope this can lead to a sweeping wake-up call in the industry on all sides.”
It’s no coincidence that this reports against Grasham surfaced around the same time as the Weinstein charges. Despite how terrible the situation is, the incident has inspired people working in Hollywood to find the courage to speak out. Lipman, via Deadline, said: “The positive thing about the attention the Weinstein scandal has had, is it’s no longer about Harvey. The conversation has moved on to the size of this epidemic and how to dismantle the system that protects these predators. And it’s given space and courage for victims to speak up, against their abuse. This is bigger than Weinstein.”
And now Finn Wolfhard is making it known that, even despite his young age, he won’t stand for the injustice either. As of now, he has yet to sign on with a new agency but The Hollywood Reporter is saying that CAA, WME, UTA and Paradigm are all interested in attaining Wolfhard’s business.
As for APA, they told Deadline that “APA takes these allegations extremely seriously and is investigating this matter.” They are reportedly engaging an independent investigator to look further into the matters, and aren’t disclosing any further personnel matters.
While these accusations are once again horrible to read, as they have been these past couple of weeks, there’s also a lot of bravery to be seen from those speaking out and taking action. This tweet pretty much sums up our feelings:
i don't wanna see y'all babying grown ass men anymore. if a 14 year old can do the right thing without hesitation, what excuse do they have? https://t.co/pMV8QkrWvk
— gabi (@harleivy) October 20, 2017