Following this morning's release of a secret audio recording of 7th Heaven star Stephen Collins reportedly admitting to having molested and exposed himself to multiple underage girls, TMZ reports the method at which Collins would allegedly confront a then-11-year-old girl in New York.
According to TMZ's sources, the woman who helped initiate police's investigation into the actor told authorities that during her trips as a child to New York she would stay with Collins, now 67, and his wife, Faye Grant.
The woman claims Collins would walk into the guest room she was staying in after showering with nothing but a towel on and expose himself to her. The woman also claims he would frequently move her hand onto his penis and "rub and touch on her."
The woman reportedly told police that she was able to avoid Collins' advances by pretending to be asleep.
These specific accusations appear to square with Collins' recorded confession, in which he tells his wife, "There was one moment of touching where her hand, I put her hand on my penis."
TMZ also reports the woman contacted Grant in 2000 by anonymous letter revealing Collins' alleged actions. Grant emailed the woman in 2011 after learning from Collins' himself of his involvement with multiple young girls:
Grant sent the woman an email — obtained by TMZ — in which she says, "Stephen lied when confronted 12 years ago. He said he had a hole in his holey jeans, as was the style then, and you 'must have' seen his genitalia one time."
Grant goes on, "Stephen is not remorseful, shows no guilt, and his shame is demonstrated as extreme self pity. He wails and cries, 'I'm in so much paaaaaain!!!'"
I woke up today to learn that an extremely private recording I handed over to the authorities in 2012 per their request in connection with a criminal investigation was recently disseminated to the press. I had no involvement whatsoever with the release of the tape to the media.
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