1:29pm PT by Philiana Ng , Lesley Goldberg
Stephen Collins Dropped From 'Scandal'
After his child molestation confession, the 7th Heaven actor has been fired from ABC’ Scandal, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
Collins, who first appeared in the 2012 episode “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” as news anchor Reed Wallace, was set to return to the fourth season of the ABC political fixer drama.
Police swarmed Collins’ home in Tarzana, Calif., Tuesday evening after receiving a false report that the actor had committed suicide. Earlier on Tuesday, audio emerged online that had Collins allegedly admitting to molesting underage girls. Collins’ estranged wife secretly recorded the audio during a therapy session in 2012.
Collins resigned from his position on the board of SAG-AFTRA after his confession leaked.