It’s hard to imagine Stephen Collins ever acting again.
Days after news broke that Collins is under investigation for child molestation, the former 7th Heaven star has been dropped by his talent agency.
A rep for the Agency for the Performing Arts has confirmed that the company will no longer represent Collins, but did not elaborate beyond that fact.
The reason, of course, is obvious:
Early Wednesday, TMZ posted a recording from a 2012 therapy session between Collins and his estranged wife at the time, Faye Grant.
In the audio, Collins admits he had molested one girl and exposed himself to two others. All of the females were between the ages of 10 and 13 at the time of the incidents.
An attorney for Collins has since come out and thrown shade at Grant, accusing her of extortion and of leaking the tape online (a charge she strongly denies), but no one has claimed Collins is not the one talking on the very damning audio.
Neither Collins nor anyone from his camp has denied any of the actual molestation charges.
In the fallout, Collins was fired from his bit role in Ted 2… multiple networks have pulled reruns of 7th Heaven from their schedules,… and ABC announced that Collins will no longer be returning to Scandal, in which he portrayed a TV reporter.
We’ve also learned that Collins actually wrote a couple erotic novels, the content of which has become a lot more disturbing given what we now know about the 67-year old.
You can listen to the entirety of his taped confession here:
Authorities have confirmed that they are investigating Collins for having inappropriate conduct with minors.