AceShowbiz - Police rushed to the home of actor Stephen Collins, who made headlines after an audio recording of him confessing to molesting young girls surfaced, following a gun-related report on Tuesday night, October 7. It turned out to be a false alarm.
According to Los Angeles Police Department, they went to the actor's residence in Tarzana, Calif. after receiving a report that someone heard a loud bang from the house. Police later said that Collins was not at home and is fine. A spokesperson also explained that there was no evidence of a gunshot.
Collins' neighbor, actress Donna D'Errico, said in a Twitter post that the "7th Heaven" actor shot himself. She later apologized and deleted the post. "I just tweeted out what I was being told by my neighbor who were on scene. I apologize for tweeting what I'd heard before confirming it," she wrote.
Collins was secretly recorded by his wife Faye Grant making the confession during a therapy session. On Tuesday, Grant said that she had nothing to do with the emergence of the recording to media.
The actor's lawyer, Mark Vincent Kaplan, however claimed otherwise. "Over the course of my representation of Stephen in the divorce case, Faye has repeatedly threatened to give this audiotape to the media unless Stephen agreed to pay her millions of dollars more than that to which she was legally entitled," Kaplan said in a statement to TMZ.
"When these demands were rebuffed, Faye attempted - without success - to peddle the tape in numerous ways to numerous different people. It appears that she has finally found an audience for this tape - not surprisingly, on the eve of the trial in the divorce case where, again, she is seeking millions of dollars more than that to which she is legally entitled," he continued. "Though we would like to address the tape itself, the circumstances dictate that we must regrettably refrain from doing so at this time."
October 8, 2014