Actor Stephen Collins’ Divorce Trial Postponed in Wake of Recording Release

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Actor Stephen Collins and his wife of 27 years, Faye Grant, were scheduled to face off Wednesday in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom for a divorce trial that was likely to be laced with ugly details.

Actor Stephen Collins is shown attending the Los Angeles premiere of "The Three Stooges" on April 7, 2012, in Hollywood. (Credit: Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

Actor Stephen Collins is shown attending the Los Angeles premiere of “The Three Stooges” on April 7, 2012, in Hollywood. (Credit: Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

But in the hours leading up to the trial, attorney Larry Ginsberg was granted a request to be removed as Grant’s lawyer and the case was postponed until January.

In court documents, Ginsberg cited a “breach” in his billing agreement with Grant, as well as “an irremediable breakdown in the attorney-client relationship.”

Ginsberg also said Grant needed time to respond to a claim filed by Collins last week seeking nearly $1 million in future lost earnings, resulting from the public release of an audio recording last month in which a man whom police believe to be Collins confessed to sexually abusing three underage girls. Collins contends that Grant leaked the recording.

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