Cops Rush To Stephen Collins’ Home After False Suicide Report
Stephen Collins was feared to have attempted suicide late Tuesday afternoon, Gossip Cop confirms. Police rushed to “7th Heaven” star’s home in Tarzana, California after there were reports by people claiming to have heard a loud shot.
Donna D’Errico, who starred on “Baywatch” and lives nearby, even tweeted, “That guy from 7th Heaven lives right around the corner from me & just shot himself a few minutes ago…” Along with a photo of several police squad cars (below), she also wrote, “That’s all I know. The police have the street cordoned off and aren’t even letting residents in.”
But it is NOT true. Gossip Cop has learned that Collins, who was recorded confessing to molesting multiple young girls over the years, was not at home — and did not attempt to harm himself. D’Errico has since deleted her “shot himself” tweet, but Gossip Cop has a screengrab below. The actress later wrote, “I just tweeted out what I was being told by my neighbor who were on scene. I apologize for tweeting what I’d heard before confirming it.”
In a divorce filing obtained by TMZ, Collins’ wife Faye Grant called the actor a pedophile with a “long term pattern of sexually molesting children.” She said in her court papers that she repeatedly told Collins “to seek treatment for pedophilia,” but her estranged husband “refused to seek proper help or hospitalization for [his] predilection toward children.” Creepily, in a 2000 episode of “7th Heaven,” Collins’ Rev. Eric Camden character counsels a girl who had been molested. Earlier on Tuesday, Gossip Cop reported the TV Guide Network and Up TV announced they were pulling “7th Heaven” reruns from their schedules, effectively immediately. We will continue to follow this story.