NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Los Angeles police say reports of actor Stephen Collins’ death are untrue. This as the man best known for playing a father and minister on the ’90s hit “7th Heaven” is investigated for child molestation.
CNN reports, the actor wasn’t even home when a reporter called police early Wednesday morning about hearing a gunshot at the house. Police say no shots were fired.
New York City Police are investigating Collins after TMZ leaked a tape containing, what the website says, is Collins confessing he’d molested underage girls. The victims are between 11 and 13-years-old and include a relative of his first wife.
It was the actor’s estranged second wife, Faye Grant, who made the recording during a 2012 therapy session. She says she had nothing to do with the tape becoming public.
Since news of the investigation broke Tuesday, Collins’ career has taken a big hit. He was fired “Ted 2” and networks have pulled reruns of “7th Heaven” off air. Collins has also resigned from his place as a board member for the Screen Actor’s Guild.