Alleged Stephen Collins Victim: His Kid's Babysitter

Details trickle out in scandal surrounding '7th Heaven' dad
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 10, 2014 9:36 AM CDT
Alleged Stephen Collins Victim: His Kid's Babysitter
In this July 1, 2008, file photo, actor Stephen Collins poses for a picture outside of the Shubert Theatre in New York.   (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

One of the victims in the alleged child molestation scandal swirling around 7th Heaven actor Stephen Collins may have been a babysitter who watched Collins' daughter in the mid-1990s; she was a preteen at the time. The information comes from an email from Collins' estranged wife, Faye Grant, to another alleged victim—a relative of Collins' first wife, who was the one that contacted LA and New York police in 2012. But before she talked to NYPD detectives, she and Grant were in contact, according to the New York Daily News.

No further details of what Grant may have revealed about the former babysitter have come to light. The woman to whom the July 2012 email was sent alleges Collins tried to make her touch his penis when she was visiting him and his first wife in New York at age 14. The email Grant sent reportedly contains this line: "Stephen lied when confronted 12 years ago. He said he had a hole in his holey jeans, as was the style then, and that you 'must have' seen his genitalia one time." (Click for even more disturbing allegations against Collins.)

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