LAPD Investigating Former APA Agent Tyler Grasham Amid Sexual Assault Allegations
Actor Tyler Cornell has filed a police report against the recently fired agent.
Actor Tyler Cornell has filed a crime report against Tyler Grasham, the APA talent agent who was fired amid numerous accusations of sexual assault and harassment from men who recently spoke out on social media.
A rep for Cornell, whose credits include episodes of Disney Channel's Bizaardvark and Funny or Die's Tales of Titans, confirmed that the actor filed a report with the LAPD.
An LAPD spokesperson also confirmed the report Sunday to The Hollywood Reporter.
"There was a crime report that was taken against Tyler Grasham," she said. "The incident occurred in early 2017. At this point, because of the nature of the offense, we have no further information to release. An investigation continues."
Deadline was the first to report the news, saying the police report revolves around accusations of sodomy.
Nine days ago, APA terminated Grasham from the agency following numerous accusations of sexual assault and harassment.
A spokesperson for APA confirmed the firing Oct. 20. "Tyler Grasham's employment with APA has been terminated effective immediately," said the rep, who declined further comment.
Grasham, a prominent agent at APA who specialized in youth talent, had been on leave from the agency for two days while the company investigated allegations which first surfaced Oct. 15, when filmmaker Blaise Godbe Lipman, in a post on Facebook, claimed an agent from APA had assaulted him. Since then, several others have come forward to share similar stories, including film and TV editor Lucas Ozarowski, who also reportedly filed a police report against Grasham; actor Brady Lindsey; Orphan Black actor Jordan Gavaris; and Michael Podraza, who works in business and legal affairs at Lionsgate.
Following Lipman's initial post, APA confirmed to THR that it had been investigating the allegations, but Grasham started to lose clients before his termination, including Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard and Descendants star Cameron Boyce. It is understood that APA has enlisted an independent investigator to research the claims.