The comedian has been sentenced to 140 hours of community service, but many are suggesting that his career cannot recover from the incident.
Many stars of stage, screen, TV and music have been convicted of various crimes over the years, from Mark Wahlberg's violent youth and Winona Ryder's shoplifting to Naomi Campbell and Chris Brown's assault convictions.
For some, it has meant the end of their time in showbiz, while others have continued to flourish after their punishments have been served.
Does the nature of Collins's offence mean that he is unlikely to be forgiven by the public and allowed back on our screens? Let us know your thoughts in the poll below.
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