There's no question this must be excruciatingly difficult on the entire family.
The source said:
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We were shocked to find out Stephen Collins was under investigation for child molestation.
The 7th Heaven star was one of the most wholesome fathers in television history — on and off the screen.
In fact, back in 2000, when a teenage Jessica Biel posed for some very racy photos in Gear magazine, the onscreen pastor gave his costar a verbal timeout.
"The press has gotten Jessica Biel's age wrong in their recent stories about her. She's not 18, as has been widely reported. She's 17, a minor… And as such, Jessica's photo spread was child pornography. I don't want my kid to get the message that that's okay."
It was this conservative attitude that made it all the more shocking to hear him confess to exposing himself to children.
But did he really feel that way? Or was this Stephen Collins all just an act?
Jessica is one 7th Heaven costar that has not come out in defense of her TV dad.
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