Scott Baio Denies He Molested Nicole Eggert When She Was 14
Scott Baio took for Facebook on Saturday, January 27, to disclaim his Charles in Charge costar Nicole Eggert‘s claims that he molested her when she was a minor.
The former Baywatch magnificence, 46, accused Baio of sexual misconduct in a sequence of tweets on Saturday, writing, “Ask @scottbaio what happened in his garage at his house when I was a minor. Creep,” she tweeted in response to a joke concerning the Happy Days star and his assist for President Donald Trump.
Ask @scottbaio what occurred in his storage at his home after I was a minor. Creep. https://t.co/YrQydBKd0a
— Nicole Eggert (@NicoleEggert) January 27, 2018
She then accused the Joanie Loves Chachi star of digitally penetrating her, beginning on the age of 14. In subsequent replied to Twitter commenters, she mentioned she was a “molested child” who “covered up” the alleged abuse for years, writing that she was “14, 15, 16 and 17” when the alleged incidents occurred.
The pair costarred on the sitcom from 1984 to 1990, with Baio taking part in faculty pupil Charles, who sorted a bunch of children together with Eggert’s character, Jamie.
Baio’s spouse, Renee, tweeted a response to Eggert, saying that his authorized group had served Eggert with two cease-and-desist letters, earlier than the actor took to Facebook to slam what he mentioned had been Eggert’s “100% lies.”
In the Facebook reside video filmed by his spouse, Baio sat at a desk and mentioned that his “reputation was being damaged” and that what he was being accused of was “horrible.”
He acknowledged that he and Eggert did have intercourse however claimed that it was consensual and that she would have been not less than 18, or presumably 19 or 20, on the time of their encounter.
“I remember her calling me and asking me to come over and coming in my house one time, and seducing me,” he mentioned. “Any normal heterosexual, red-blooded American guy, the outcome would have been the same.”
He mentioned that when Eggert’s claims first got here up in 2012 and 2013, she was selling three actuality reveals and he “kept [his] mouth shut” as a result of false allegations like that ultimately go away. But he mentioned that she “just won’t let them go away.”
The accusations resurfaced in 2017, and Baio assist up two letters that he and his authorized group despatched to Eggert and their Charles in Charge costar Alexander Polinsky when, he mentioned, they “decided to team up against” him. Baio mentioned that he informed them to go to the police if that they had respectable claims, however mentioned that “they chose not to.”
In the video, Baio mentioned that Eggert was his “best friend” and was a buddy of his spouse’s however that now, rapidly he’s “a bogeyman.”
“The problem with almost all he said-she said cases is they’re he said-she said. Now, go prove it or disprove it,” he mentioned. The actual drawback with that is individuals with respectable claims aren’t taken significantly — and that’s too dangerous.”
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