"Forty years ago, I did something terribly wrong that I deeply regret," he tells People
in a 1,000-word statement, as read on Today.
"I have been working to atone for it ever since. I've decided to address these issues publicly because two months ago, various news organizations published a recording made by my then-wife, Faye Grant, during a confidential marriage therapy session
in January 2012. This session was recorded without the therapist's or my knowledge or consent."