Stephen Collins’ Agency Cuts Ties with Actor over Molestation Scandal

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The Agency for the Performing Arts has cut ties with actor Stephen Collins in the wake of the disclosure of an NYPD investigation on suspicion of child molestation.

The agency’s move came three days after the first report emerged when TMZ posted an alleged taped confession of the actor, in which he described lewd acts with children ages 10 and 12 years old.

Collins’ lead agent Jeff Witjas severed ties with him on Friday evening. APA had repped Collins for five years.

The fallout from the release of the recording has included being dropped from roles in the Seth MacFarlane comedy “Ted 2” and in the current season of ABC’s Scandal. In addition, Collins resigned his position as a member of the SAG-AFTRA national board.

Syndicated reruns of “7th Heaven” have also been pulled by UPTv and TV Guide network.

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  1. If the accusations are true, it’s a shame, truly. I always enjoyed Stephen Collins in a wide variety of parts…this story does, however, seem a bit fishy as the soon to be ex-wife has a great deal to gain from making him appear in a VERY unfavorable light. I tend to think some of the audio tape may have been manufactured……??

  2. daryl shim says:

    Dec.18, 2014

    I am shocked to hear about Stephen Collins molestation . I never knew he was like that.
    He his a handsome looking actor.
    I remember him from 7th Heaven on the WB network. I loved that show and watched all the time. I have seen him in movies before, he is a great actor. I hope that everything will work out for him and his family.
    I hope he still has his career.

  3. The inconsistency, perhaps, is as troubling as the story here on Stephen Collins: Film director Roman Polanski sexually molested a 13-year old child back-in-the-day with today’s entertainment industry comfortable with going forward on any project, while the director remains in exile on the continent of Europe.

    The hypocrisy is worrisome in view of the details surrounding Polanski’s child molestation, the forgiveness (the director had subsequently won the Academy Award) as well as his continued acceptance through his employment in the industry, collaboration with notable actors, and support by influential producers.

    Actors, for example, have committed murder (“manslaughter”) and returned to work with open arms; child molesters never have (but for Polanski). So for Stephen Collins, it’s not what you do in life; it’s how you will be remembered.

  4. Karen says:

    I’ve always enjoyed this actor and his work. How so very sad and devastating for all involved. I hope everyone affected by this can find love, hope and support.

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