Stephen Collins confesses to Katie Couric: 'I'm a human being with flaws'

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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)
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Former 7th Heaven star Stephen Collins sat down with Yahoo Global News' Katie Couric, where the embattled actor addressed his past inappropriate sexual contact with young girls.


Collins, who also wrote a lengthy confession for Peoplethat was published Wednesday morning, explained to Couric, "I'm a human being with flaws, and I've done everything I can to address them."

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In October, TMZ released an audio recording of Collins confessing to having had sexual contact with several young girls. The fallout from the release of those recordings was swift, but Collins has remained silent until now.

"Forty years ago, I did something terribly wrong that I deeply regret," Collins wrote in his letter to People. "I have been working to atone for it ever since."

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In this clip from his interview with Couric, Collins explains that one of the most important factors in his road to atonement has been his faith.

"In the church - and this is actually one of the things I love about the church, it's really one of the main things about the Christian faith – Christ says, in so many ways, 'Bring me that about you which is broken.'" Collins told Couric. "And most people are broken in some way."

However, Collins admits that he never wanted this side of him to be revealed.

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"Most people either get to, or have to, or choice to hide it. This came out. I didn't choose this to come out. I didn't want to have to deal with these things publicly," Collins said. "I had dealt with them very, very strongly and committedly in my private life."

Couric's complete interview with Collins will be posted on Yahoo, and will air on ABC's 20/20, on Friday, Dec. 19.

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