Stephen Collins: I Wasn’t Living A “Double Life” But Did NOT Want Molestation “To Come Out” — WATCH VIDEO HERE
Stephen Collins denies he was living a “double life” by keeping his sex crimes a secret, but also tells Katie Couric in a new interview that he had no desire for his acts of sexual abuse to go public. Check out the video below.
As Gossip Cop reported, Collins confessed to molesting three young girls on Wednesday in a long statement he wrote for the new issue of People magazine. His essay comes more than two months after a leaked audio featured the “7th Heaven” star discussing his sordid past in a therapy session. In his interview with Couric, which is his very first on the subject, Collins is asked whether he felt like he was living a “double life.”
“No,” he replies, “because, first of all, I had put that stuff behind me.” Calling himself a “flawed person,” Collins goes on to invoke what he’s learned through church, explaining, “Christ says, in so many ways, ‘Bring me that which about you which is broken. Bring it.’ And most people are broken in some way. Most people either get to, or have to, or choose to hide it. This came out. I didn’t choose this to come out.”
Collins continues, “I didn’t want to have to deal with these things publicly. I had dealt with them very, very strongly, and committedly, in my private life. I think I’m a human being with flaws, and I’ve done everything I can to address it.”
The actor further says, “I know that other people are gonna judge and doubt…all I can do is tell my truth.” Collins’ full interview with Couric will stream on Yahoo! and air on “20/20” on Friday. Watch the clip below.