Stephen collins

Stephen Collins Admits
An Older Woman Exposed
Herself to Him When He
Was a Child, "I Think
That Distorted My

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Stephen Collins spoke out about his inappropriate sexual encounters with three underage girls for the first time on camera -- but what he ended up revealing about his own childhood was equally disturbing.

In an interview with Katie Couric, the 67-year-old actor admitted that an older woman exposed herself to him when he was nearly a pre-teen.

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"It's not an excuse because none of this is an excuse," he said. "But I did have someone in my life when I was between the ages of 10 and 15, an older woman who repeatedly exposed herself to me."

"I think that distorted my perception in such a way that some part of me felt," he continued. "I never felt like I was molested, that word never crossed my mind, it was a very intense experience, but I think somewhere in my brain, I got equation of, well this isn't so terrible."

The '20/20' interview aired on ABC. Watch it here:

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