In the new issue of Soap Opera Digest, on sale today, Jessica Collins gives a no-holds-barred account of her exit from the role of Y&R's Avery. "I’ve been disappointed with the story and the direction and integrity of my character for quite some time, but I was still hopeful we might all be able to turn it around," she admits. "Then my contract was up for renewal and I wasn’t happy with their offer. I was told there was no room for discussion, which made me realize there wouldn’t be much discussion for the character, either." Her candid discussion includes her thoughts on Avery's recent personality shift, what really happened with Y&R's plan to have Avery lie about Joe raping her, and much, much more.