Actor files sexual assault complaint with LAPD against ex-APA agent Tyler Grasham, rep says

A number of young men have said former Hollywood agent Tyler Grasham sexually assaulted or harassed them in the last decade.
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Tyler Cornell, a 20-year-old actor, filed a complaint this weekend with the Los Angeles Police Department making sexual assault allegations against former Hollywood agent Tyler Grasham, the actor’s representative told the Los Angeles Times.

The complaint adds to recent allegations made by young men who say Grasham sexually assaulted or harassed them in the last decade. The veteran agent’s employer, Beverly Hills-based Agency for the Performing Arts, fired Grasham on Oct. 20 as the first accusers went public.

Cornell’s representative, Frederick Levy, confirmed that the actor had filed a police complaint against Grasham, but said in an email that he could not provide any further information and that his client “is not read[y] to speak to anyone quite yet.”

On Monday afternoon, LAPD spokeswoman Rosario Herrera confirmed that the department’s Robbery-Homicide Division was investigating a complaint filed this weekend against Grasham. According to Herrera, the complaint alleges a report of criminal sodomy.


The LAPD has not released further information.

A person familiar with the complaint, who was not authorized to discuss it on the record, said it concerned an incident that allegedly occurred this month.

Deadline Hollywood first reported the existence of the complaint.

APA said in a statement Monday evening that it “will fully cooperate with any and all investigations conducted by the authorities as they proceed.”

Grasham’s unraveling began when filmmaker Blaise Godbe Lipman accused the agent of sexually assaulting him when he was a teenage actor in 2007. More allegations have followed, most of them from young men in the industry who say Grasham plied them with alcohol and made unwanted sexual advances.

Shortly before Grasham was fired, his most prominent client — actor Finn Wolfhard of “Stranger Things” and “It” fame — left APA in the wake of the allegations.

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Times staff writer Richard Winton contributed to this report.


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3:27 p.m.: This article was updated with additional information from an LAPD spokesperson.

7:16: This article was updated with a statement from APA.