Stephen Collins' wife alleges he had 'secret life' in court docs: 'I believe there are other victims'

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Stephen Collins Confesses to Child Molestation On Tape


by Jackie Willis

ET has obtained the declaration from Stephen Collins' wife of 27 years, Faye Grant. The document, which was filed as part of their divorce proceedings, includes claims that she discovered the 7th Heaven actor had been having inappropriate sexual relations with children.

According to the document, the couple separated in 2012 after Grant allegedly learned "for the first time that Stephen had been living a secret life." The declaration claims, in the presence of a therapist, Collins admitted that he had "engaged in a long term pattern of sexually abusing minor children, including sexually molesting three young girls over a decade ago."

"I believe that Stephen used his celebrity status to engender the trust of the families of the children he molested," Grant's declaration claims. "I further believe that there have been other victims, but he has thus far only confessed to those three girls."

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The document alleges that Collins admitted that one of the victims lived in Los Angeles, while two others resided in New York. "The two victims in New York were apparently molested over the course of several years, from the ages of 10-14 years old," Grant claims in the document. "My understanding is that all three of these victims are now over the age of 26." Grant says that she believes one of the victims filed a sexual assault complaint in New York.

Grant, 57, insists in the papers that she had no idea of her husband's alleged behavior. "Again, I had no knowledge of Stephen's secret life until January 2012," the document reads. "I never witnessed anything first-hand that would have given me any indication of what Stephen was doing. After Stephen admitted to molesting the three young girls, I reported his acts to the police in both Los Angeles County and New York City."

The documents also claims that the 67-year-old actor's mental state, "Stephen's therapist subsequently disclosed to me that Stephen has narcissistic personality disorder with sociopathic tendencies."

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Grant also makes allegations regarding the 67-year-old actor's mental state: "I have urged Stephen multiple times to seek proper treatment for pedophilia," Grant, who's an actress herself, says in the doc. "I am particularly afraid of what may happen if he does not seek treatment, because he may be working or interacting with children in connection with his employment."

She continues, "I know that he has used a 12-step model for sex addition, and that he was also seeing a 'sexual dysfunction' therapist. However, he has refused to seek proper help or hospitalization for his predilection towards children. He has insisted that my concerns are unfounded."

Collins' estranged wife also alleges that she's gotten threats from "one of the victim's husbands." She says, "I received two letters from a man who identified himself as the husband of one of Stephen's three aforementioned victims. He berated me for my cowardice in not turning Stephen in to the police. He then called me on the phone and threatened to bring a civil lawsuit against me for Stephen's assaults."

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Early Tuesday morning, TMZ released audio they alleged was of Collins admitting to having sexual contact with one or more children during a therapy session that Grant reportedly recorded without her husband knowing.

As for how the recording made its way to the media, Grant said in a statement via her lawyer:

"I woke up today to learn that an extremely private recording I handed over to the authorities in 2012 per their request in connection with a criminal investigation was recently disseminated to the press. I had no involvement whatsoever with the release of the tape to the media."

The New York Police Department is in possession of the tape, and are investigating the claims. ET can confirm the Los Angeles Police Department is reviewing the tape. Collins' reps have yet to comment.

Meanwhile, ET can confirm that Collins has been released from Seth MacFarlane's sequel Ted 2 following the allegations. Collins recently coyly answered questions about the role, tweeting: "I'd tell you but @SethMacFarlane would have to kill me. RT @Rene_Auer: @StephenCollins What is your role in TED 2?"

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Stephen Collins' wife alleges he had 'secret life' in court docs: 'I believe there are other victims'
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 01: Actor Stephen Collins speaks onstage during the 'No Ordinary Family' panel during the summer Television Critics Association press tour on August 1, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA - MARCH 13: Actor Stephen Collins (R) and wife Faye Grant arrive at the 2005 TV Land Awards at Barker Hangar on March 13, 2005 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - AUGUST 01: Stephen Collins and wife, actress Faye Grant. (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Actors Stephen Collins and Faye Grant attend 'The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe' Play Performance on April 7, 1986 at Plymouth Theatre in New York City, New York. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD - JANUARY 30: Actor Stephen Collins (R) and wife/actress Faye Grant (L) arrives at the world premiere of 'Because I Said So' at ArcLight Hollywood on January 30, 2007 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images)
Actors Beverly Mitchell, left, and Stephen Collins, right, accept the award for Best Drama for WB's "7th Heaven" during the Family Television Awards on Wednesday, July 31, 2002, in Beverly Hills, Calif. The awards, in their fourth year, were initiated by the Family Friendly Programming Forum. The group was formed by more than 40 advertisers to encourage the production of programs aimed at parents and children. (AP Photo/Krista Niles)
ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 18: Actress Elizabeth Mitchell and actor Stephen Collins attend WonderCon Anaheim 2014 - Day 1 held at the Anaheim Convention Center on April 18, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 17: Actor Stephen Collins attends the premiere of 'Devious Maids' at Bel-Air Bay Club on June 17, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
Actor Stephen Collins arrives for Los Angeles premiere of 'The Three Stooges' on April 07, 2012 in Hollywood, California.AFP PHOTO /JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 07: (L-R) Directors Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly, actor Stephen Collins and writer Mike Cerrone arrive at 'The Three Stooges' Los Angeles premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on April 7, 2012 in Hollywood, California (Photo by Mark Davis/WireImage)
NEW YORK - JULY 10: Actors Drew Lachey (L) and Stephen Collins of 'Monty Python's Spamalot' perform at the 106.7 Lite FM's Broadway in Bryant Park on July 10, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Loud/Getty Images)
*EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE* Drew Lachey (as 'Patsy'), Stephen Collins (As 'King Arthur') and Antonio Banderas pose as they visit Monty Python's 'Spamalot' on Broadway at The Shubert Theater on July 8, 2008 in New York City (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD - JANUARY 30: Actors Stephen Collins and Diane Keaton arrive at the world premiere of 'Because I Said So' at ArcLight Hollywood on January 30, 2007 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 02: Actor Stephen Collins poses in front of City Hall at the kick off of 'Live Earth' by turning the lights of City Hall green at the Department of Water & Power on July 2, 2007 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 16: (L-R) Actors Stephen Collins and Robert Redford attend the Academy Presents the 30th Anniversary Screening of 'All the President's Men' at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on November 30, 2006 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 30: Actors Catheine Hicks and Stephen Collins accept the Lifetime Achievement Award onstage at the Seventh Annual Family Television Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on November 30, 2005 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 27: (L-R) Actress Joan Collins, Actor Stephen Collins, and Actress Heather Locklear present onstage at the 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on August 27, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - AUGUST 27: Actor Stephen Collins and wife Faye Grant arrives at the 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on August 27, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD - DECEMBER 06: Actors Stephen Collins (L) and Djimon Hounsou pose at the 'Blood Diamond' after party held at Grauman's Chinese Theater on December 6, 2006 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA - MARCH 13: (L-R) Actor Stephen Collins, Producer Aaron Spelling, and Actor Michael Cole onstage at the 2005 TV Land Awards at Barker Hangar on March 13, 2005 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 20: Actor Barry Watson (L), executive producer Aaron Spelling and actor Stephen Collins (R) pose at a reception to celebrate 150 episodes of The WB's '7th Heaven' on February 20, 2003 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 20: Actors (L toR) Jssica Biel, Mackenzie Rosman, Stephen Collins and Catherine Hicks pose at a reception to celebrate 150 episodes of The WB's '7th Heaven' on February 20, 2003 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - AUGUST 12: Actor Stephen Collins and actress Catherine Hicks attend the Third Annual Teen Choice Awards on August 12, 2001 at the Universal Amphitheatre in Universal City, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actor Stephen Collins and wife, actress Faye Grant. (Photo by Time Life Pictures/DMI/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JUNE 01: Joe Papp's '12th Night' actors Charlaine Woodard, Stephen Collins, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Fisher Stevens, Gregory Hines and John Amos (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 18: Actor Stephen Collins promotes NBC's 'Revolution' at WonderCon Anaheim 2014 - Day 1 held at Anaheim Convention Center on April 18, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
REVOLUTION -- 'Come Blow Your Horn' Episode 208 -- Pictured: Stephen Collins as Dr. Gene Porter -- (Photo by: Felicia Graham/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
REVOLUTION -- 'The Patriot Act' Episode 207 -- Pictured: Pictured: Stephen Collins as Dr. Gene Porter -- (Photo by: Felicia Graham/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
REVOLUTION -- 'Dead Man Walking' Episode 206 -- Pictured: Stephen Collins as Dr. Gene Porter -- (Photo by: Felicia Graham/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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