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'7th Heaven' actor Stephen Collins must sit for deposition in divorce case

Stephen Collins participates in the staged reading of events of the heart
Stephen Collins participates in the staged reading of events of the heart "A heart United" held at the James Cagney Boardroom.
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A judge says former "7th Heaven" actor Stephen Collins must sit for a deposition in his ongoing divorce case.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mark Juhas on Wednesday granted a request by Collins' estranged wife, Faye Grant, to get sworn testimony from the actor about any financial damage that child sex abuse allegations have caused.

Collins contends the release of an audio recording of a 2012 therapy session in which he acknowledged inappropriate conduct with three underage girls ruined his career. He is asking a judge to deny any further spousal support to Grant, who recorded the session but denies giving it to celebrity website TMZ.

A trial to end the couple's nearly 30-year marriage is scheduled for February.