His estranged wife, Faye Grant, tells E! News in an exclusive statement: "I woke up today to learn that an extremely private recording I handed over to the authorities in 2012 per their request in connection with a criminal investigation was recently disseminated to the press. I had no involvement whatsoever with the release of the tape to the media."
Collins, 67, is being investigated by police. In the aforementioned audiotape obtained by TMZ, the actor is heard talking about past incidents with a therapist and his ex, Grant, with whom he is in the midst of divorcing.