Stephen Collins Admits to Molesting Children on Tape
Police Respond to Fake Suicide Report at Stephen Collins's Home
On Monday, 7th Heaven actor Stephen Collins was caught on tape confessing to having sexual contact with multiple children, and now the police are getting involved. Back in 2012, the actor reportedly admitted to his now estranged wife, Faye Grant, that he had molested and exposed himself to several underage girls. The couple then went to a therapist where Stephen went into more detail about his interaction with underage children. Faye secretly taped the therapy session, and the audio has now been obtained by TMZ. (According to the website, Faye was advised by her lawyer that taping the conversation was legal in California because you can record conversations to gather evidence that the other person committed a violent felony.) TMZ also reports that the NYPD is currently investigating Stephen's confession, as one of the victims mentioned lived in NYC. Meanwhile, the LAPD has reportedly admitted that they looked into the case back in 2012 when Faye gave them her tapes, but they had cleared the actor of any wrongdoing. They are now revisiting the case and working with the NYPD in their investigation.
Stephen and Faye filed for divorce back in May 2012. At the time, Stephen said in a statement: "My wife and I are moving forward separately in our lives. She has been my dearest friend and a loving mother. I know that we'll go through this process in a way that honors our family." The couple had been married for 27 years. They are currently still locked in a tense legal battle as they work out the details of their divorce. On Monday, the LAPD responded to a fake suicide report at Stephen's LA home, but the actor was not at home during the time and is reportedly "alive and well." Stephen was also dropped from Ted 2, which he was working on when TMZ broke the news about his sex-abuse confession.