Stephen Collins has been keeping a pretty low profile in recent months, ever since it was revealed that, you know, he’s a habitual child molester that abused underage girls for decades. Now he’s breaking his silence to say, “Oops, sorry about that!” and he swears that he hasn’t done it again since the ’70s. If you believe that, you were probably born yesterday, but let’s read his bullshit statement to People anyway, shall we?
“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.”
He also did a sit-down interview with Katie Couric that will be on Friday (gotta make that $$$ somehow) during which he was asked whether he ever apologized to his victims, to which he replied:
“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.”
Uhh… so I love that this dude’s so inconsistent that it starts out with it having been 40 years ago, but then his most recent abuse (at least that he’s admitted to) was actually 20 years ago. I don’t think so, bro. I also love that he clearly thinks putting out this statement is going to somehow clear his name and make him look better because the press “exaggerated” his abuse. So what, he only sorta, vaguely molested these girls? Fuck off.
Yet another one that deserves to rot.