Nicole Eggert: Scott Baio ‘Reached Over and Penetrated Me’ When ‘I Was Still 14’
Nicole Eggert, who has accused Scott Baio of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior while the pair acted on hit 1980s sitcom Charles in Charge, appeared with Megyn Kelly this morning to discuss the accusations.
Eggert, who claims that Baio began molesting her when she was just 14, recounted the disturbing allegations to Kelly.
“He immediately took to me, and befriended me and earned my trust and then he started expressing his love for me,” she said, getting visibly emotional. “Talking about marriage and a future and, then, I was still 14, before my 15th birthday, we were at his house in his car in his garage and he reached over and penetrated me with his finger and that is when the sexual touching and abuse started, after that.”
Eggert went on to say that he began playing with her emotions, noting that “he was our boss” and would often ensure her silence by threatening that she would be “out of a job” if word got out of the sexual incidents, which the actress confirmed happened just about “every week.”
Kelly also pointed out that another young co-star of the sitcom, Alexander Polinsky, has alleged abuse on the set, sending out a tweet that has since been deleted, though he has said that he “stands behind” the contents of said tweet.
“For 30 years I’ve held in the embarrassment and shame of being abused daily on the set of Charles in Charge. I had to watch other children be abused as well,” he wrote. “It was devastating, destroyed me personally and made me an angry person for many years.”
Polinsky, it must be noted, has not singled out Baio personally as an abuser, though he did tell Kelly that he witnessed “inappropriate cuddling” between Baio and Eggert.
Baio refused to appear on the program but Kelly stated that he is always welcome. He has vehemently denied that he abused Eggert, filming a Facebook Live video asserting his innocence.
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