'Ted 2' Fires Actor Stephen Collins After Audio of Molestation Confession Emerges
The '7th Heaven' actor was released from the film
Ted 2 has dropped actor Stephen Collins from its cast after audio emerged where he allegedly admits to child molestation, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
The production did not offer comment on the news. Collins, who served on the SAG-AFTRA board, resigned from that position on Tuesday, a spokesperson for the organization said.
Entertainment Weekly first reported the firing.
In the audio recordings, posted by TMZ, the 7th Heaven star is allegedly heard saying that he exposed himself and had inappropriate sexual contact with three young girls. The New York Police Department confirmed to THR that authorities were investigating Collins.
"There is a formal complaint on file, and the incident is being investigated by the Manhattan Special Victims Squad," an NYPD spokesperson said.
Ted 2, the sequel to the hit 2012 Seth MacFarlane comedy, is set for release on June 26, 2015.
Oct. 7, 11:22 a.m. Updated with SAG-AFTRA board information