Stephen Collins Cut From Upcoming Scandal Episode

Just a day after child molestation allegations surfaced, the actor has been removed from an upcoming episode of the hit ABC drama

By Chris Harnick Oct 08, 2014 7:46 PMTags
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Stephen Collins' scandal has led to another lost job: Scandal. Collins was to appear in season four of the hit ABC drama from Shonda Rhimes, but his scenes have been cut, E! News has confirmed.

"We can confirm that we will not be airing any footage with Stephen Collins," a rep for ABC told E! News in a statement.

Collins allegedly admitted to molesting young girls in an audiotape leaked to the press. The actor, best known for his roles a Reverend Eric Camden on 7th Heaven, previously appeared in a 2012 episode of Scandal as Reed Wallace.

BuzzFeed first reported Scandal's decision to cut Collins from an upcoming episode.

In late September, Collins tweeted about his upcoming guest stint. "Happy to say I did another episode of #Scandal. Had a gr8 time. Wish I could say more but @ShondaRhimes would have to kill me," he tweeted.

Following the release of the tapes, Collins was fired from the upcoming flick Ted 2 and resigned from the SAG-Aftra board.

Collins spent 11 seasons as the Camden family patriarch on 7th Heaven. Since the allegations surfaced, several networks have dropped reruns of the wholesome series.

"As a top family-friendly network, we are deeply concerned for the families that are potentially affected by these disturbing allegations surrounding actor Stephen Collins," UP TV President Charley Humbard said in a statement. "7th Heaven has been a beloved family show and a fan-favorite on our network. We have made the decision to remove the series from our schedule effective at 5 p.m. ET today.

In addition to his previous Scandal and 7th Heaven work, Collins' TV credits also include Revolution, Devious Maids and Private Practice. On Private Practice, Collins played dad to Kate Walsh's character.