Stephen Collins has finally stepped out. The 7th Heaven actor was spotted for the first time in Beverly Hills on Friday, Jan. 30, since his shocking child molestation confession back in October.
The 67-year-old star smiled and looked relaxed while leaving Mr. Chow restaurant. He donned several layers, including a blue button-up shirt and black leather jacket.
In October, TMZ released a recording of Collins allegedly admitting to child molestation during a 2012 therapy session with his estranged wife, actress Faye Grant. (Grant taped the conversation, unbeknownst to Collins.) In the clip, the actor revealed that he came into contact with multiple female children over the years.
"There was one moment of touching where her hand, I put her hand on my penis," he said of one incident. "No, I mean, no. Partial, maybe I think." One child was reportedly molested "a couple of times" when she was 11, 12, and 13 years old.
Collins finalized his divorce with Grant earlier this month. According to TMZ, the exes — who married in 1985 — split nearly 50/50 of their assets. The audio tape was also turned over to Collins' lawyer, Shawn Holley, who will hold onto it unless a subpoena is issued in the future.
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