Stephen Collins allegedly confessed to his estranged wife Faye Grant during a therapy session that he molested three girls as young as ten-years-old. In 2012, the couple attended the therapy session with which she pushed him for answers to his previous confessions of molestation. He answered questions and the tapes were turned over to the police for investigation.
Stephen Collins’ molestation confession has already seen the actor fired from the upcoming movie “Ted 2” along with a television spot on “Scandal”. A representative from the hit ABC show issued the following statement with regard to Collins’ termination: “We can confirm that we will not be airing any footage with Stephen Collins.”
Collins has been labeled a child molester and a predator by the public and media and now his attorney has hit back at the claims. Collins’ attorney Mark Vincent Kaplan said Grant released the confession following numerous attempts to use the tape to extort him for millions of dollars.
Refusing to address the tape directly, Kaplan said, “Over the course of my representation of Stephen in the divorce case, Faye has repeatedly threatened to give this audiotape to the media unless Stephen agreed to pay her millions of dollars more than that to which she was legally entitled.”
The lawyer continued, “When these demands were rebuffed, Faye attempted — without success — to peddle the tape in numerous ways to numerous different people. It appears that she has finally found an audience for this tape — not surprisingly, on the eve of the trial in the divorce case where, again, she is seeking millions of dollars more than that to which she is legally entitled.”
Since, Grant has issued a denial of the extortion claims. She revealed in a statement: “This is a deeply sad situation for everyone involved. With regard to the divorce proceedings, I am seeking no more than that to which I am legally entitled under the laws of the State of California. The recording of Mr. Collins’ statements has not been part of family court proceedings or any negotiations related to that action at any time.”
Grant’s attorney Larry A. Ginsberg said in a statement, “It is offensive and outrageous that Mr. Collins’ lawyer is now attempting to deflect focus away from the disturbing content of the recording and away from Mr. Collins’ admissions by attacking the victims, including Faye, who Mr. Collins’ lawyer is attempting to portray as the ‘villain’ in this tragic situation.”
Ginsberg added, “From the very beginning of the dissolution of marriage matter, Faye has worked diligently to get this matter settled and to put it behind her while coping with the distress and trauma suffered as a result of the revelations about Mr. Collins’ life. Faye requested that Mr. Collins create a trust fund for their [adult] daughter, and further requested that he make a contribution to a charitable organization benefiting sexually abused children. To falsely characterize these requests as extortion threats is reckless and constitutes yet further abuse.”
Did Stephen Collins molest three young girls? Perhaps only he and the alleged victims know the truth, but it may all come out in the investigation.[Photo Credit: Source]