The actor who played a clean-cut minister on Seventh Heaven is being investigated for sexual abuse of three minor girls.
The NYPD’s Special Victims Unit is looking into allegations that Stephen Collins, aka the Rev. Eric Camden on the family show that ran for 11 seasons, sexually abused one girl and exposed himself to two others, reports the New York Daily News. The exact dates and locations of the alleged sex attacks were not immediately disclosed.
Sex-crime investigators went to Los Angeles a few weeks ago to interview Collins, but no charges have been filed.
In a 2012 therapy session recorded by his ex-wife, Greatest American Hero actress Faye Grant, Collins does admit to his wrongdoings. In the tape, acquired by TMZ, you can hear Collins, 67, say he exposed himself a “couple of times” to an individual’s sister who was 10 years old and that this behavior went on until she was 13. There was also “one moment” of intimate touching. The actor also talks about the underage niece of a neighbor but says he had already “made amends” to her.
Grant can be heard holding back tears and saying she felt like she was being “shot in the face with a shotgun.” They divorced in 2012 after 27 years of marriage.
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Here we go again: Jennifer Aniston’s publicist responded to a Life & Style article that the actress and fiancé Justin Theroux were this close to adopting. “We don’t have an answer to this question,” flack Stephen Huvane told Page Six. “It’s beyond absurd and proves the point that no one should believe what’s written in the tabloids and gossip columns and blogs.”
Aniston and Theroux have been together since May 2011, and got engaged in August 2012. The 45-year-old star has since been dogged with pregnancy rumors.
In related news, Kimora Lee Simmons is indeed expecting her fourth child. Sources told Page Six that the model-turned-fashion designer, 39, is four months pregnant with her first child with her husband, banker Tim Leissner.
Simmons has two daughters, Ming, 14, and Aoki, 12, with ex-husband Russell Simmons, and a son, Kenzo, 5, with actor Djimon Hounsou.
Showtime is returning to the weird world of Twin Peaks in a new series a quarter-century after the original version rocked viewers with its strangeness. Series creators and executive producers David Lynch and Mark Frost will be back to write and produce the limited series. Showtime announced it will go into production next year for airing in 2016. Lynch will direct all nine episodes. Originally aired on ABC in 1990-91, it eerily posed the question, “Who killed Laura Palmer?” It was set in the quirky Pacific Northwest town of Twin Peaks, where the slain girl had lived. Showtime said the revived mystery would be set in the present day and provide long-awaited answers.