By SHAUNA ANDERSON
Warning: This post deals with allegations of child sexual abuse and may be distressing for some readers.
More details have reportedly emerged of the contents of the recordings in which actor Stephen Collins allegedly confessed to assaulting young girls.
TMZ reports Collins’ estranged wife Faye Grant secretly recorded the tape — but Grant has denied releasing the tape to the media.
“I woke up today to learn that an extremely private recording I handed over to the authorities in 2012 per their request in connection with a criminal investigation was recently disseminated to the press,” Grant told E! News.
“I had no involvement whatsoever with the release of the tape to the media,” she said.
Collins’ co-star Catherine Hicks, who played the wife of Collins’ character on the show, told TMZ: “Stephen’s a good guy in my opinion.”
Asked if anyone on set had “any kind of suspicion” about Collins, Hicks replied: “No, gosh, no… Not to my knowledge!”
In a tape posted on TMZ, a man recalls exposing himself to a 10-year-old girl.
“There was one instance, where… there was one moment of touching,” the man says, before admitting to similar incidents with two other young girls.
TMZ reports the New York Police Dept. is now conducting an active criminal investigation involving sexual contact with multiple children, while the Screen Actor’s Guild has accepted Mr Collins’ resignation for their board.
The actor’s representatives reportedly did not respond to TMZ or Fox News’ calls for comment.
Previously, Mamamia wrote…
For many he is remembered as the kindly pastor and father in the hit 1990s show 7th Heaven.
The man doling out the advice with a whimsical smile and a hearty laugh.
But stunning revelations overnight have revealed actor Stephen Collins has allegedly been recorded confessing to child abuse.
The recording was reportedly obtained during a marriage counselling session with now estranged wife Faye Grant.
TMZ reports Collins made the disturbing claims two years ago.