Soapstar Stephen Collins admits sex abuse of children

The. soapstar has confessed to the molestation claims against him, saying he did have inappropriate relations with three children.


by Ellie Hooper |
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Former 7th Heaven star Stephen Collins made headlines in October 2014, when audio footage of him was leaked where he confessed he inappropriately touched young girls in the past.

The recording was made by his estranged wife Faye Grant during a therapy session in 2012, and was then somehow released online.

Stephen played a pastor and father in series 7th Heaven

Despite initially remaining silent about the allegations, Collins has now confessed to People magazine that he had inappropriate sexual contact with three underage girls between 1973 and 1994.

‘Forty years ago, I did something terribly wrong that I deeply regret. I have been working to atone for it ever since,’ he wrote in the lengthy essay to People.

‘On the recording, I described events that took place 20, 32, and 40 years ago…

'The publication of the recording has resulted in assumption and innuendoes about what I did that go far beyond what actually occurred.’

‘I want people to know the truth’ wrote Collins.

The 67-year-old actor will be interviewed on T.V. this Friday about the allegations, and the full transcript of his letter will be published in People magazine on the same day.

He added that he had managed to apologise to one of his victims, but was told approaching the other two could open up old wounds and so was discouraged from doing so.

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