Stephen Collins Dropped From ‘Scandal,’ ‘Ted 2’ After Child Abuse Allegations


Stephen Collins won’t be appearing in the fourth season of Scandal.

The actor, who is currently being investigated on child molestation charges, was supposed to be appear in the ABC drama this year. E! News reports that the network cut his scenes after the scandal broke earlier this week.

A rep for ABC said: “We can confirm that we will not be airing any footage with Stephen Collins.”

This is the second job that Collins has lost this week. The actor, best known for playing Reverend Eric Camden on 7th Heaven, also lost his spot in the upcoming movie Ted 2. 

Stephen Collins has lost two acting jobs since the scandal and, according to E! News, he’s also seen damage to his previous roles. Some networks have stopped airing episodes of 7th Heaven. 

UP TV President Charley Humbard said in a statement: “As a top family-friendly network, we are deeply concerned for the families that are potentially affected by these disturbing allegations surrounding actor Stephen Collins. 7th Heaven has been a beloved family show and a fan-favorite on our network. We have made the decision to remove the series from our schedule.”

Earlier this week, TMZ published an audiotape that featured Collins confessing to molesting at least three children. The audio was recorded during a therapy session with his ex-wife. The audio tape was given to the NYPD and now there’s an investigation underway.


Dan Evon

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