Stephen Collins is speaking out in his first television interview since his child molestation scandal and says that he never wanted his acts of sexual abuse to be known by the public.
“I had put that stuff behind me,” the 67-year-old 7th Heaven actor said in a 20/20 interview with Katie Couric. “Most people get to, or have to or choose to hide it. This came out. I didn’t choose this to come out. I didn’t want to have to deal with these things publicly.”
“I had dealt with them very, very strongly, and committedly, in my private life, but I think, I’m a human being with flaws and I’ve done everything to address it,” he added.
“I’m a flawed person,” Stephen continued. “And in the church, it’s actually one of the things I love about the church… it’s really one of the main things about the Christian faith, is you know, Christ said in so many ways, ‘bring me that … which about you is broken, bring it,’ and most people are broken in some way.”
Make sure to read what Stephen had to say in another interview released this morning.
Stephen Collins Gives First TV Interview Since Scandal