Stephen Collins' Lawyer Releases Statement, Says Faye Grant Tried to Extort Him with Audio Tape
The lawyer, Mark Vincent Kaplan, says that Stephen‘s estranged wife Faye Grant has tried to use the tape in the past to extort money out of him.
“Over the course of my representation of Stephen in the divorce case, Faye has repeatedly threatened to give this audiotape to the media unless Stephen agreed to pay her millions of dollars more than that to which she was legally entitled,” Mark said in a statement to TMZ.
“When these demands were rebuffed, Faye attempted — without success — to peddle the tape in numerous ways to numerous different people. It appears that she has finally found an audience for this tape — not surprisingly, on the eve of the trial in the divorce case where, again, she is seeking millions of dollars more than that to which she is legally entitled,” he added. “Though we would like to address the tape itself, the circumstances dictate that we must regrettably refrain from doing so at this time.”
Police were called to Stephen‘s home on Tuesday evening after false reports of a single gunshot and suicide attempt were reported.