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LAPD Announces Investigation into 31 Year Old Incident Alleged Against “7th Heaven” Actor Stephen Collins


This is how things work in L.A. This afternoon the Special Victims Unit of the LAPD has announced an investigation into a 31 year old incident alleged against “7th Heaven” actor Stephen Collins.

The charge against Collins was made on October 9th, six days ago.

That was after his actress wife allegedly leaked secretly taped recordings of therapy sessions with Collins, as well as private correspondence, to TMZ.

After that it was revealed the wife, Faye Grant, was in a big divorce tug of war over the money Collins has made from all his TV shows. She had also filed a motion in court to separate herself financially from Collins in case anyone wanted to sue him now that she had exposed him for his possibly exposing himself. Collins has since been fired from every job imaginable. There was not exactly a “fear” that he had committed suicide last week, but rather a “mistaken report.”

And now the police have the case. In that order.

Date: Wednesday, October 15, 2014    Time: Unknown

Location: 1400 Block Havenhurst Drive, West Hollywood

Victim: Female

Suspect: Stephen Collins, 67 years old

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Special Victims Bureau, is investigating an allegation of indecent exposure and annoying or molesting a child.  The allegation was first reported to the Los Angeles Police Department on Thursday, October 9, 2014, and was forwarded to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for investigation.  The victim, who was 13 years old at the time of the incident, reported the event that occurred in the summer of 1983. Special Victims Bureau detectives are working with New York Police Department authorities on this case. There is no further information at this time. The investigation is active and ongoing.

So there it is. Ripped from the headlines. One little weird coincidence: the address of the alleged 1983 child molestation is on Hayvenhurst Rd. in West Hollywood, the street that runs perpendicular to Sunset Boulevard across from the Chateau Marmont. This is not to be confused with Hayvenhurst Blvd. in Encino, California, former home of the late, acquitted Michael Jackson.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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