Stephen Collins Finalizes Divorce Settlement With Faye Grant
Stephen Collins and Faye Grant finalized their divorce on Friday, several months after a tape was leaked of the “7th Heaven” star admitting in a 2012 session with a therapist that he had sexually molested three underage girls between 1973 and 1994. In the wake of the revelation, Collins was fired from “Scandal” and Ted 2, and networks pulled “7th Heaven” reruns from their schedules.
Under the divorce settlement, all but two of the secretly taped audios must be destroyed, with Collins’ attorney holding onto the remaining recordings for 10 years. The audio may only be used in the event that Collins or Grant needs them in defense of a court proceeding. Additionally, Gossip Cop hears the settlement calls for the couple’s nearly $14 million in assets to be divided in half, and that Grant won’t get any spousal support, but she will receive some money annually from his pension and investments.
Last month, Collins issued a statement in which he said, “Forty years ago, I did something terribly wrong that I deeply regret. I have been working to atone for it ever since.” He noted that the sexual abuse “took place 20, 32, and 40 years ago,” and that he has “not had an impulse to act out in any such way” for the past two decades. He reiterated in an interview with Katie Couric that he was not a pedophile, stating, “I’m absolutely not attracted, physically or sexually attracted to children. I’m just not.”
With his career in shambles, Collins said he had “no idea” whether he would ever work again. What do you think of Collins’ divorce settlement, and do you think he can work again?