Source: ‘7th Heaven’ actor subject of molestation allegations

Posted at 4:49 PM, Oct 07, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-07 16:49:47-04

(CNN) — Stephen Collins, who starred in the television show “7th Heaven,” is the target of an ongoing child molestation probe into an alleged incident 40 years ago in New York, a senior law enforcement official told CNN on Tuesday.

Following the revelation, Collins was fired from his job on the movie “Ted 2.”

Earlier Tuesday, celebrity gossip website TMZ released an audio recording that purports to have been recorded during a November 2012 therapy session involving Collins and his estranged wife, Faye Grant.

CNN cannot confirm the authenticity of recording. Collins and Grant are in the middle of a contentious divorce.

TMZ reported Collins made incriminating statements in the recording. New York police have not commented on the existence of the recording and Collins’ attorney and agent didn’t immediately return several calls from CNN. No charges have been filed.

Police in Los Angeles said the department received information two years ago regarding allegations of criminal behavior.

The case is no longer active, LAPD spokesman Andrew Neiman said.

“No crime report was ever made and there was no verified victim,” he said. “We are reviewing that investigation to make certain that nothing was missed, and we are collaborating with New York to assist if we can. The case here has not been reopened. We are merely reviewing the case for accuracy.”

Collins played the Rev. Eric Camden on “7th Heaven,” which aired from 1996 to 2007.

According to the Internet Movie Database, he is 67 and married Grant in 1985.