Stephen Collins Confesses To Molesting Three Underage Girls
Despite audio recordings of him admitting he’s a child molester being leaked to the press, Stephen Collins had the benefit of everybody forgetting all of this even happened thanks to Bill Cosby and a large swath of assholes believing his wife made the whole thing up to get more money out of the divorce because the Internet is a giant shitbox for everyone to shit their insecurities into when they’re not being distracted by some new piece of shit that just dropped in. We should honestly fire the whole thing into the sun. Anyway, Stephen Collins has apparently decided to confess to PEOPLE magazine, but mostly to say this all happened a long, long time ago and he’s totally cured because that’s how pedophilia works. It’s like turning off a light switch:
In vivid detail, Collins explains how there were three victims from 1973 to 1994, and how “I have not had an impulse to act out in any such way” in the last 20 years.
Collins also writes about why he hasn’t apologized directly to the women he once assaulted.
“Forty years ago, I did something terribly wrong that I deeply regret. I have been working to atone for it ever since. I’ve decided to address these issues publicly because two months ago, various news organizations published a recording made by my then-wife, Faye Grant, during a confidential marriage therapy session in January, 2012. This session was recorded without the therapist’s or my knowledge or consent.”
“On the recording, I described events that took place 20, 32, and 40 years ago,” Collins continues. “The publication of the recording has resulted in assumptions and innuendos about what I did that go far beyond what actually occurred. As difficult as this is, I want people to know the truth.”
Stephen Collins also says he personally apologized to one of his victims, but not the other two – And there were only two more. Honest. You gotta believe me! – but stopped doing that because his therapists said it’s not healthy for the women:
“I did have an opportunity to do so with one of the women, 15 years later. I apologized and she was extraordinarily gracious,” said Collins, who remains in a protracted divorce battle with Grant. “But after I learned in the course of my treatment that my being direct about such matters could actually make things worse for them by opening old wounds, I have not approached the other two women, one of whom is now in her 50s and the other in her 30s.”
“And, so, out of courtesy to them, I will instead plaster my face all over every checkout in America and the entire Internet thanks to this article you’re reading right now and the Yahoo! interview I’ll do with Katie Couric later this week. Which will also be on TV. You can’t escape me.”