‘7th Heaven’ Dad Stephen Collins Updates: Oral Sex Fantasy With His Own Child, Extortion and False Suicide Report
TMZ broke the explosive news yesterday that 7th Heaven actor Stephen Collins admitted to having molested three girls 20 to 40 years ago. Now, another allegation is arising from his estranged wife Faye Grant.
Grant, who is in the middle of divorce proceedings with Collins, makes an extremely disturbing claim about another one of her husband’s confessions – this time, involving their own child.
According to TMZ, Grant sent the following email to Collins a year after his taped confession in 2012:
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.
However, the site adds that a source close to Collins calls the email and its allegations “absolutely untrue.”
Grant declares, “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 and his legal team have yet to comment on the accusations, but the 67-year-old actor’s lawyer, Mark Vincent Kaplan, is fighting back with claims of extortion. According to Kaplan, Grant had made several attempts to extort Collins by threatening release of the audiotape:
…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…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 news of the audiotape broke yesterday, Collins has been fired from the upcoming Ted 2 movie, has resigned from the Screen Actors Guild board, and was even the subject of a false suicide report when his neighbor tweeted that the actor had shot himself. At least six LAPD patrol cars arrived at his home last night to discover that Collins was not home, but had been in communication with others.