After the horrifying recording of 7th Heaven actor (and how-did-we-not-see-this-coming-erotic-novelist) Stephen Collins admitting to sexually abusing several young girls was made public earlier this week, it was widely assumed that his estranged wife Faye Grant was behind it. However, Grant told US Weekly in a statement that:

“This is a deeply sad situation for everyone involved. With regard to the divorce proceedings, I am seeking no more than that to which I am legally entitled under the laws of the State of California. The recording of Mr. Collins has not been part of family court proceedings or any negotiations related to that action at any time.”

Furthermore, her attorney added this:

“The statement that my client attempted to extort Mr. Stephen Collins with an audiotape is fabricated and defamatory, and could not be farther from the truth. In fact, Faye turned over the recording to the LAPD and NYPD two years ago after Mr. Collins refused to address and get help with regard to his reprehensible conduct.”

While this doesn’t answer the question of who actually did leak the audio, it does provide some insight into the legal wrangling that has gone on as divorce proceedings between the two have unfolded over the last two-plus years. Collins still has yet to comment.

[via Vulture]