The teen actors of Netflix's Stranger Things are slowly taking over the world. They're fierce. They're funny. They're surprisingly woke about issues of sexual assault.
Finn Wolfhard, who played Mike Wheeler in the Netflix series and Richie Tozier in the recent adaptation of Stephen King's It showed courage recently when he fired his agent and left his agency after his agent at APA, Tyler Grasham, was accused of sexually assaulting several young male actors.
A source told Deadline that these allegations are the direct reason the actor left the agency.
Wolfhard's decision came after APA launched an internal investigation into Grasham.
Stranger Things' Finn Wolfhard has left his talent agency after his agent was accused of sexual assault:… https://t.co/MJN5aaM4yg— E! News (@E! News)1508535739.0
In the wake of the allegations against Harvey Weinstein, stories have emerged that confirm the idea that this had been an "open secret" in Hollywood for some time.
Honestly @FinnSkata gives me hope for the future generations. https://t.co/o6JkWNPJ9m— rachel leishman (@rachel leishman)1508540901.0
Others could have spoken out, could have refused to work with Weinstein, could have made a difference and helped these utterly victimized women, but instead, many of them did nothing. Not only did nothing — continued to work with him as if there was no problem.
Damn. This 14-yr old has a bigger moral spine than actors twice his age and 10x as rich. THANK YOU @FinnSkata ✌️ https://t.co/08n9ISb5L2— Masha🍑FEMALE AF (@Masha🍑FEMALE AF)1508621626.0