Nicole Eggert says co-star Scott Baio sexually abused her

Calvin Saunders
January 31, 2018

Speaking on " Today", Eggert said Baio began to sexually harass and abuse her on the set of their hit '80s sitcom "Charles in Charge" when the show started in 1986 and she was 14 years old.

Eggert's interview with Kelly was her first TV appearance since she accused Baio in a series of tweets Saturday of being a "creep" when she was a minor. "The issue with him is that he was our boss", the actress continued. "And then I was still 14, before my 15th birthday, and we were at his house, in his auto, in his garage, and he reached over and he penetrated me with his finger, and that's when the sexual touching and abuse started". "I had never experienced anything like that before", Nicole tearfully told Megyn of the alleged abuse.

"My truth is that I wasn't ready to tell my story", Eggert now says.

Bloom said Baio may face legal consequences, and Eggert reinforced that threat in responding to him telling her that if she has a case, go to the police. "And that it when the sexual abuse and touching started". It wasn't a hold me down, rape me kind of situation, no, not at all. He also threatened her that the show would end and everyone would lose their jobs - including her, Eggert claimed.

When Eggert's first claims against him came up, she was promoting her reality shows, Baio said in his Facebook defense presentation, adding he kept his "mouth shut" because they eventually go away.

She then told Kelly that she and Baio had sex in her home when she was 17 and Charles in Charge was still being filmed. "That was my delusion and that was my cover-up always". After the tweet, Baio posted a 16-minute-long video on Facebook denying the allegations, citing previous statements Eggert had made about their relationship.

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"Nicole was distraught after the interview and off air she as an emotional wreck", he explained. "I got really good at bearing it and putting it away in a box", she said. "But I was 17".

Scott Baio may have some receipts, but Nicole Eggert has Megyn Kelly.

She told Kelly that the abuse took place about once a week during the show's run.

Kelly also brought out Eggert's attorney, Lisa Bloom, and read statements in support of Eggert's claims from cast-mate Alexander Polinsky and others who Eggert confided in at the time, including radio host Nick Richie.

Eggert said Baio told her not to tell anyone about their relationship since it was "illegal" and he would "go to jail", thus ending the show.

The actor acknowledged that they had sex, but he said the one encounter occurred after "Charles in Charge" was off the air and, therefore, after Eggert turned 18. "I remember her coming to my house, one time, and seducing me", he said.

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