Stephen Collins I Can't Get Work Because of 'Molestation' Tape

10/24/2014 12:50 AM PDT

Stephen Collins
says he's now unemployable after audio of him confessing to child molestation surfaced.

Collins' lawyer filed new legal docs -- obtained by TMZ -- in which he says the divorce trial between the actor and Faye Grant just got a whole lot easier, because there won't be a fight over future income.

Collins' lawyer says, "Faye's decision to parade that recording ... has resulted in Stephen having no income other than investment income and pension income."

As you know ... TMZ posted audio of Collins' confession to molesting and/or exposing himself to 3 young girls.

His lawyer, Mark Vincent Kaplan, adds, "Stephen suffers greatly from the pillaring (sic) by the media surrounding Faye's unlawful recording."