Embattled actor Stephen Collins has publicly admitted for the first time that he abused girls sexually who were underage, but says he has not done so in 20 years.
The 67-year-old, who has remained out of the public eye ever since audio of him confessing to child molestation leaked this fall, confessed to People in detail.
Collins explains how there were three victims from 1973-1994, and how “I have not had an impulse to act out in any such way” in the two decades since.
As for why the Stephen Collins sexual abuse allegations haven’t resulted in a direct apology to the women he once assaulted? The 7th Heaven star says:
“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 …read more
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