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7th Heaven actor accused of molestation

NATASHA BECKLES, [email protected]

7th Heaven actor accused of molestation

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LOS ANGELES (AP) – New York police say they have an open investigation into allegations that veteran TV actor Stephen Collins molested a teenage girl in the early 1970s.

Police spokesman Stephen David says the complaint was filed in 2012 accusing Collins of forcing a then-14-year-old girl to commit a lewd act in 1972. David says the case remains open, but no charges have been filed.

Celebrity website TMZ reported Tuesday that Collins discussed the incident in a therapy session with his estranged wife, Faye Grant. Grant also included allegations her husband admitted the molestation in documents filed in their divorce case last year.

Two cable television networks said Tuesday they would not broadcast scheduled re-runs of Collins’ series 7th Heaven.

Collins’ lawyer Mark Vincent Kaplan did not return phone messages seeking comment Tuesday.

Hollywood trade outlets reported that Collins had resigned a leadership post with the union SAG-AFTRA and he had been fired from the movie Ted 2.