L.A. DA’s Office Probes Sex Crime Allegation Against Former APA Agent Tyler Grasham


Allegations of sex abuse by former APA talent agent Tyler Grasham are being reviewed by the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office. “A sex abuse case was presented by LAPD to our office on Jan. 31 regarding Mr. Grasham,” a spokesman for the DA’s office told Deadline. “It remains under review.” The DA’s probe has gone unreported until now.

Grasham, who represented numerous child actors, was fired by APA in October shortly after the first of five young men came forward with allegations of sexual assault, harassment and abuse.

The DA’s office didn’t say which case it’s looking into, but the most serious charge – and one that could fall within the statute of limitations – was filed by 20-year-old actor Tyler Cornell, who accused Grasham of sodomizing him last year. “We did take a crime report against Tyler Grasham,” an LAPD spokesperson told Deadline. “It was a sodomy crime report.”

Grasham’s first accuser was former child actor Blaise Godbe Lipman, who says he was assaulted 10 years ago when he was an 18-year-old seeking representation. The other accusers include Lucas Ozarowski, a 27-year-old film and TV editor, who filed a police report saying that Grasham sexually assaulted by him in 2016; Michael Podraza, currently a business and legal affairs manager at Lionsgate, who accused Grasham of offering to help him break into the industry in exchange for sex – an accusation Grasham denied in a 2013 email exchange; and Brady Lindsey, an aspiring actor who said the former APA agent touched him inappropriately on two occasions in 2016 shortly after he turned 18.

Actor Cameron Boyce fired Grasham as his agent when news of the allegations first broke, and Stranger Things actor Finn Wolfhard quit the agency the next day because of the allegations.

Last October, APA said it had launched its own investigation into the charges. “APA takes these allegations extremely seriously and is investigating this matter,” said a spokesman for the agency.

This article was printed from https://deadline.com/2018/04/tyler-grasham-sex-crime-allegation-district-attorney-investigation-lapd-1202378467/