In an interview with Katie Couric, Stephen Collins states that he is not a pedophile.
A pedophile is someone who is mainly or wholly attracted to children. I’m not. I had a distortion in my thinking where I acted out in those ways. But I’m absolutely not attracted, physically or sexually attracted to children. I’m just not.
Couric follows up by asking what Collins then considers his pathology.
I think I’m someone who gave in, several times, to exhibitionistic urges. Someone who had big boundary issues as a young man and beyond that…to an extent.
Collins makes a statement to People in which he confesses to sexually abusing three underage girls. Collins discusses why he hasn’t apologized directly to all of his victims.
Forty years ago, I did something terribly wrong that I deeply regret. I have been working to atone for it ever since. I’ve decided to address these issues publicly because two months ago, various news organizations published a recording made by my then-wife, Faye Grant, during a confidential marriage therapy session in January, 2012. This session was recorded without the therapist’s or my knowledge or consent. On the recording, I described events that took place 20, 32, and 40 years ago. The publication of the recording has resulted in assumptions and innuendos about what I did that go far beyond what actually occurred. As difficult as this is, I want people to know the truth. I did have an opportunity to do so with one of the women, 15 years later. I apologized and she was extraordinarily gracious. But after I learned in the course of my treatment that my being direct about such matters could actually make things worse for them by opening old wounds, I have not approached the other two women, one of whom is now in her 50s and the other in her 30s.
An unnamed woman, who claims she was molested by Collins when she was ten-years-old, comments on Collins’ recent confession to People. The woman files a police report with the NYPD, which is being investigated, but will likely be rejected due to statute of limitations.
His assertion that he wanted to avoid reopening an old wound seems nonsensical to me. Why isn’t he donating any disposable income, beyond what he needs to survive, to a child-abuse charity? Maybe he should at least try apologizing to his victims.
A fundraiser campaign founded by Denver for his sick baby girl Hannah Robinson is attacked after Collins shows support. Supporters:
Keep your daughter away from Collins.
Collins will face molestation charges in his divorce trial with wife Faye Grant. Grant wants to convince the judge to separate their assets so that she is protected in the event that Collins is sued by other victims. Collins’ lawyers:
Grant tried to extort Collins into giving her a grossly lopsided property split in return for burying the audiotape.
Collins’ wife Faye Grant asks a witness to lie about the sexual molestation to the authorities. The witness refuses to lie and Grant retaliates. Collins’ lawyer, Mark Vincent Kaplan:
Grant wanted the witness to claim he/she saw Collins molest a girl — not one of the 3 mentioned in the audiotape.
Collins is dropped from a news anchor role on Scandal. He recently announced his upcoming role via social media. ABC Spokesperson:
In the wake of his recent child molestation revelations he will no longer be appearing on the show.
Collins wife Faye Grant exposes Collins’ sexual fantasies with his own child:
The comment you made just before I gave birth to our daughter when you said you hoped we didn’t have a little boy, because you just didn’t know if you could keep his little penis out of your mouth was indication enough that you were sick. I should have followed my gut then, and then again 14 years ago, and kicked your ass to the curb.
Collins is fired from the film Ted 2 after he admits to child molestation. Ted 2 production sources:
He was almost immediately fired after TMZ posted the story.
After Collins molestation confession the TV Guide Network pulls 7th Heaven from their daily schedule. TV Guide Network representative:
The two episodes remaining on the schedule will not air — nor will any future episodes of 7th Heaven.
A former friend of Collins would spend the night at Collins and his wife’s apartment. She admits to being molested by Collins when she was 10 years old.
I would sleep in the guest room and Stephen would come in after showering, wearing only a towel. He would then expose himself and several times put her hand on his penis. He would also touch and rub on me.
Collins resigns from his position on the National Board of the Screen Actors Guild. SAG/AFTRA rep:
Collins resigned today, prior to his 3-year term coming to an end.
Former 7th Heaven star, Collins confesses to his wife/actress Faye Grant that he is a child molester. He admits to molesting an 11-year old girl, a relative to his first wife.
There was one moment of touching where her hand, I put her hand on my penis.
Collins refuses to seek medical attention for his pedophile condition. Wife, Faye Grant:
He is a pedophile with a long term pattern of sexually molesting children and is sickened by his actions. I have urged Stephen multiple times to seek treatment for pedophilia, but he has refused to seek proper help or hospitalization for the predilection toward children.
Collins writes Double Exposure a mystery thriller focusing on a TV critics bad marriage and personal life. Publisher:
Collins returns to fiction with the explosive new novel Double Exposure.
Collins stars in Brenda Hampton’s 7th Heaven. Collins plays Reverend Camden and father to five children. He stars alongside Catherine Hicks, Jessica Biel and David Gallagher. The WB:
7th Heaven is the most watched show on the WB.
Collins writes his first novel Eye Contact, a mystery thriller that follows the sex and private world of New Yorker, Nicolette Stallings. Fellow author, Phillip Margolin:
Wildly erotic…Nicolette Stallings is a wonderful character, as unpredictable as the plot.