‘7th heaven’ dad stephen collins reportedly fired from ‘ted 2’ after child molestation allegations
Actor Stephen Collins, best known for his role as Rev. Eric Camden, the pastor father of seven teens on the soap “7th Heaven,” will no longer appear in a small role in “Ted 2,” according to Entertainment Weekly.
Today, allegations arose that Collins had admitted to molesting one young girl and exposing himself to two others, TMZ reported. The website obtained a 2012 audio tape of Collins detailing his acts in a therapy session with then-wife Faye Grant. The NYPD is reportedly investigating the allegations, as at least one of the girls lives in New York.
In the wake of the reports, Entertainment Weekly discovered, Collins has been let go from the sequel to the blockbuster “Ted.” Over the weekend, Collins tweeted about the role, excluding any details.
— Stephen Collins (@StephenCollins) October 4, 2014
“I’d tell you but @SethMacFarlane would have to kill me,” he said when asked what the part would be. Filmmakers confirmed to EW that Collins was no longer involved in the film.
“Ted 2″ is due out June 26, 2015, and is in production now. Most recently, star Mark Wahlberg shared a picture of himself sitting on a new Indian motorcycle on the movie’s set.
— Mark Wahlberg (@mark_wahlberg) September 10, 2014