Despite the questionable content of the comedy movie “Ted,” its production is still keen on having good-natured actors. With Stephen Collins allegedly admitting to his child molestation acts, it was more than enough reason to have the studio kick him out. Read on to know more about this scoop.
For a movie that is centered on a profanity-spouting teddy bear and his grown-up partner, you would think that they’d be able to forgo the alleged confirmation of actor Stephen Collins’ first-hand involvement on child molestation. But here is where we all thought wrong. Upon hearing of his alleged confirmation, the studio didn’t think twice about firing the actor and completely severing all their ties with him.
According to Hollywood Life, the news came from some sources of Entertainment Weekly that the reps of Seth MacFarlane and Universal Pictures confirmed his dismissal in the “Ted 2” film project. This supposed recording said to have contained the 67-year-old actor’s confession that he claims to have engaged in an inappropriate sexual contact with three young girls, ages 11 to 13. The very moment the recording surfaced online and was reported by TMZ, the studio was urged to sever their ties with the actor in the hopes of avoiding any major disruptions to the project.
Despite all of the permanence of his termination with the production, Cinema Blend adds the fact that this is all still under investigation. There are still no charges for the actor even if the the presence of such a recording is too compelling. To this moment, his role for the sequel is still unclear and is not yet divulged by the studio. However, they are certain that his dismissal from the project will not greatly affect the overall outcome of the film. As facts are now showing, he doesn’t really have a major role in the film to begin with.
Stephen Collins sure has a lot to go through if things go solid for this issue. There are more than enough issues in Hollywood to prove that child molestation is a lascivious act that cannot easily be forgone. For “Ted 2,” things are still in progress, and it is still set for release next year on June 26, 2015.
That ends our scoop on Stephen Collins’ dismissal from the comedy sequel “Ted 2.” Keep tabs on Movie News Guide (MNG) for more updates in the entertainment world.
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