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Oct 7, 2014 6:14 PM

'7th Heaven' actor accused of child molestation

The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) Two cable television networks said Tuesday they would not broadcast scheduled re-runs of veteran TV actor Stephen Collins' beloved family series "7th Heaven."

The networks announced the cancellations after details of molestation allegations against Collins were reported by celebrity website TMZ.

New York police say they have an open investigation into allegations that 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.

The allegations first surfaced in divorce proceedings between Collins and his wife, actress Faye Grant, who said in documents filed last year that her husband admitted the molestation.

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."


Associated Press writer Tom Hayes contributed to this report from New York City.


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