TMZ reports that they have obtained an audio recording of 7th Heaven star Stephen Collins confessing to molesting at least three underage girls. The NYPD is currently investigating the charges.
According to TMZ, the recording came from Collins’ second wife Faye Grant (Greatest American Hero, V). The two are in the middle of a bitter divorce and he apparently admitted the molestations to her in 2012. Later they met with a therapist to discuss the molestations, and she recorded the session without his knowledge.
We have protected the names of the victims Collins mentions on tape. As you listen … you will hear Collins refer to a “disclosure” and a “list.” This refers to a confession Collins had already made to his wife … which triggered the therapy session.
You hear Collins flatly confess to molesting an 11-year-old New York girl — a relative of his first wife — saying, “There was one moment of touching where her hand, I put her hand on my penis.” He also acknowledges exposing himself to the girl “a couple of times”… he says when she was 11, 12 and 13.
Grant asks, “When you exposed yourself … did you have an erection?” He responds, “No, I mean, no. Partial, maybe I think.”
Grant then inquires about other girls. Collins mentions an L.A. girl who lived in their neighborhood, but says he tried righting the wrong by apologizing to her years later.
TMZ points out that a number of the television shows Collins has recently been a part of have put him in close proximity to underage actresses. Collins is also involved with students and schools.
According to this website, outside of acting, Collins serves as a National Co-Director on the Committee for Stress-Free Schools, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization “established in 2005 in partnership with the David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace… to bring the Quiet Time/Transcendental Meditation program to students and teachers in public, charter, and private schools throughout the United States[.]”
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