Watch CBS News

Spousal Support Trial Postponed For Actor Stephen Collins, Ex-Wife

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A trial to determine spousal support was postponed Wednesday for actor Stephen Collins who is seeking to eliminate any future spousal support payments to his ex-wife over leaked audio in which the he purportedly acknowledged molesting underage girls.

Collins' wife, Faye Grant, has accused her estranged husband in court filings of molesting underage girls. The actor lost roles after the celebrity website TMZ posted audio in which Collins purportedly admits he molested three girls. Court filings state the recording was made by Grant during a 2012 therapy session, but its contents have not been authenticated by The Associated Press.

The trial will focus on how to divide the couple's assets. Collins' lawyer cited damage to his client's career and is asking a judge to eliminate all future spousal support payments.

Grant is seeking $13,000 a month in spousal support.

The pair was married in 1985, and Collins filed for divorce in 2012.

The case will return to court on Jan. 5.


(TM and © Copyright 2014 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.