Police were called to Stephen Collins’ San Fernando Valley home last night after authorities were falsely told he had shot himself, amid claims that he molested three minors.
However, Los Angeles police have confirmed the reports are untrue. The actor was allegedly not at home at the time.
Collins is reportedly being investigated by New York police over allegations of "inappropriate sexual contact with minors".
The 7th Heaven actor allegedly made the admission to his estranged wife, Faye Grant, in a secretly recorded therapy session.
According to US media, In the purported recording, Collins allegedly admits to molesting and exposing himself to three minors. He also is said to references a "list" and "disclosure", allegedly in a reference to confessions he had previously made to his wife. Grant and Collins split in 2012.
According to divorce documents filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, Grant says she learned Collins had "been engaging in a long-term pattern of sexually molesting children". She said Collins admitted to her that he molested three underage girls more than a decade prior, the court document says.
A NYPD official told TMZ that Collins being investigated over the allegations.
The actor’s lawyer, Mark Vincent Kaplan, said reportedly claimed that Grant had threatened to release the recording.
Grant strongly denied that she leaked the tape: "I woke up today to learn that an extremely private recording I handed over to authorities in 2012 per their request in connection with a criminal investigation was recently disseminated to the press," she told E! News. "I had no involvement whatsoever with the release of the tape to the media."
Kaplan said was unable to comment on the confession as "the circumstances dictate that we must regrettably refrain from doing so at this time".
Collins has acted in All The President's Men, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, as well as in television series such as No Ordinary Family, Revolution, Devious Maids and 7th Heaven.
He has resigned from his position on the National Board of the Screen Actors Guild and has been reportedly sacked from his role in forthcoming film Ted 2, following the allegations.Reuse content