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October 20, 2017

It Begins? Former Teen Actor Accuses Talent Agent of Sexual Abuse

I don't know if this accusation is true or not, but whether true or not, perhaps the taboo against reporting sexual crimes against Hollywood kids has been erased.

“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 wrote in a letter uploaded on Facebook and Instagram.

“APA Agency has kept this man employed, working with kid actors. 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,” he continued. (Besides young clients like 14-year-old “It” and “Stranger Things” star Finn Wolfhard, Grasham also represents adult actors like “Pretty Little Liars” star Keegan Allen).

Lipman told TheWrap he met Grasham when he was 17 or 18. He said he turned 18 in June of 2007, and was assaulted that summer. He cannot recall if the date of the assault was before or after his birthday, he said.

Lipman told TheWrap that he first met with Grasham at APA’s Beverly Hills office and that later they had another meeting at a restaurant where he “got me drunk.” The assault happened at Grasham’s home after that dinner, Lipman said. His account said that, after the assault, Grasham recruited friends of his to call Lipman and berate him or pressure him to stay silent.

On Wednesday evening, hours after Lipman posted his name, Grasham deleted his Facebook page and Instagram profile.

Meanwhile, Harvey Weinstein's apparent bi-coastal/international Get Out of Jail Free card with police agencies may have expired: The LAPD is investigating him for an alleged sexual assault dating from 2013.

An unnamed Italian model/actress has accused Weinstein of sexually assaulting her in a hotel room in Los Angeles in 2013. She spoke with authorities in L.A. about the incident this week.

"The LAPD Robbery Homicide division has interviewed a potential assault victim involving Harvey Weinstein in 2013. The case is under investigation at this point," police department spokesperson Drake Madison on Thursday told The Hollywood Reporter.

The model has accused Weinstein of rape...

Oh, and I'm sure this will shock and stun you, but Harvey Weinstein isn't behaving well in his "sex rehab."

The movie mogul, who volunteered to go to rehab after a wave of allegations of sexual harassment and rape against him from women in Hollywood, isn't exactly in his element in therapy, falling asleep in sessions or talking on his phone, a source tells Page Six.

Weinstein was reported to be at an inpatient facility, but our source says he is actually being treated at an intensive outpatient facility, which allows him to spend nights at a hotel....

The source told us, “In one group therapy session, Harvey arrived 15 minutes late. Then, when it was his turn to speak, he launched into a speech about how this is all a conspiracy against him.”

He's also said to fall asleep during "therapy," only to be waken by his smuggled (banned) cellphone ringing.


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