Stephen Collins, star of the wholesome family TV series 7th Heaven, was fired from the sequel 'Ted 2' after disturbing audio released by gossip tabloid TMZ seemed to confirm he had an affinity for touching young girls.
"There is a formal complaint on file and the incident is being investigated by the Manhattan Special Victims Squad," the NYPD told Yahoo's Insider.
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Collins, who played minister and family man the Rev. Eric Camden on TV's 7th Heaven, confessed to his now ex-wife that he molested an underage girl and exposed himself to two others, prompting police on both coasts to examine his admission and Hollywood to distance itself from the actor.
The LAPD also told Yahoo that detectives are reviewing Collins's secretly taped confession, but the department has yet to open an official investigation.
While no charges have been filed against Collins, and he has yet to comment, fallout from the startling revelation has reached Hollywood. Within hours of the news breaking, he was fired from the Mark Wahlberg stoner sequel Ted 2, a source told The Insider. Collins also resigned this morning from the national board of SAG-AFTRA actor union, a spokesperson confirmed.
Ted 2, starring Mark Wahlberg and Amanda Seyfriend, is currently filming on location in New York City.
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