Stephen Collins' '7th Heaven' Co-Stars Have Responded to Child Molestation Allegations
While Hollywood is still reeling from the shocking allegations of child molestation against actor Stephen Collins, some of Collins' former 7th Heaven costars have released responses to the reports. According to Us Weekly, both Catherine Hick, who portrayed Collins' on-screen wife Annie Camden, and Kyle Searles, who had a recurring role as Mac, spoke to TMZ about Collins and their reactions to the alleged audio tape in which Collins confessed in horrifying detail to molesting three young girls.
"I have really nothing to say, nothing to hide," Hicks commented when TMZ ran into her in what appears to be a parking garage. "I don't know anything. Stephen's a good guy in my opinion." When asked if anything strange or suspicious had ever happened on set, Hick's answer was an emphatic no.
Searles also spoke highly of his former costar, saying: "On my way to work this morning, I listened to the audio you guys had played... It was a little shock, there was some confusion because that wasn't who I remembered," he said. "All I can do is tell you who he was whenever I worked with him. Never once had any type of encounter where he was a little inappropriate, nobody in the cast had ever come to me, nor was it ever an issue."
Though Collins has not yet been charged with a crime, his lawyer did release a statement in response to the reports claiming that Collins' estranged wife, Faye Grant, released the alleged audio herself. Grant has already commented that she taped the audio herself during a therapy session to turn into police so she could build a case against Collins, but that she did not release the audio.
NYPD detectives from Manhattan's Special Victims Unit are reportedly looking into the allegations.