With everyone focusing on the story of Bill Cosby allegedly forcing himself upon several women over the past few months, it seems to be a trend that more and more celebrities are being exposed for performing such forms of assault.
Several months ago, Stephen Collins, who is most famous for portraying the loving father and spiritual counselor in the popular television series “7Th Heaven,” was accused of similar actions, but with minors. Stephen Collins finally cleared his conscience and stated that from 1973 to 1994 he had several relapses of acting on impulses of sexually assaulting minors.
Although Collins he has not done anything like this in quite some time, according to his confession, he has lived with this guilt for almost forty years.
Collins was originally caught on tape by his ex wife, Faye Grant, confessing to several incidents while at a marital counseling session, where she recording Collins without his knowledge. She then publicized the video she had taken to the media. Grant was clearly upset with her ex-husband about what she was hearing, and felt that it was needed to expose Stephen.
Was it a matter of clearing his conscience? He knew the evidence was out there, and he new that people have seen or heard his confession to these inexcusable crimes. It seems like he wanted to confess to the matters on his own terms before any more accusations or allegations started to come out like they did for Mr. Cosby.
It appears that this kind of abuse is more evident than we may choose to believe when it comes to the celebrities who have been portrayed as wholesome entertainers after all these years. We think of them as the least likely culprits, but they always say “It’s the quiet ones you have to look out for.” It is clear that when you hear news of something like this about an actor or a celebrity who the public likes, it tarnishes their reputations and ideals that the public has of them forever.
We are all human and we all make mistakes, some of those mistakes are forgivable to others, but some have not. When it comes to the sexual abuse of minors, then one is pretty much on their own, for the sympathy levels are going to be very minimal.
Collins has reportedly apologized to each of the minors and is going to be interviewed fully by the press, where he will give all the details regarding these incidents soon.
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