One day after reports surfaced that the NYPD was investigating “7th Heaven” actor Stephen Collins on suspicion of child molestation, reps for ABC have confirmed that he will not be featured in an upcoming episode of “Scandal’s” season four.
“We can confirm that we will not be airing any footage with Stephen Collins,” a rep for ABC said.
Collins had previously appeared on the drama in a 2012 episode as Reed Wallace.
“Scandal” is only the latest in a series of fallouts since the reports surfaced. On Tuesday, when the allegations first came to light, Collins was fired from “Ted 2.” Later on Tuesday, UP TV pulled reruns of “7th Heaven,” saying in a statement that the network was “deeply concerned for the families that are potentially affected by these disturbing allegations.”
Collins has also resigned from the SAG-AFTRA board.
The child molestation investigation was made public when TMZ posted an alleged taped confession of the actor, in which he described lewd acts with children ages 10 and 12 years old.
“There is a formal complaint on file and the incident is being investigated by the Manhattan Special Victims Squad,” a law enforcement official told Fox411.