Scott Baio denies molestation claims from Nicole Eggert

Peter Castro
January 29, 2018

"Ask [Scott Baio] what happened in his garage at his house when I was a minor", she wrote in a tweet on Saturday that set off a media storm about what possibly happened between the two actors. The missives argue that Eggert must have been 18 at the time of their tryst based on her birthday and the date that the final episode of "Charles in Charge" was shot in 1990.

Baio spoke of an ongoing friendship with Eggert and noted that she appeared in a reality show with him in 2007, Scott Baio is 45 and Single. "Creep", the series of tweets by Eggert began.

"The reason I'm doing Facebook Live is because no one can edit me ..."

Shortly thereafter, Baio, 57, took to Facebook Live to tell his side of the story, a 16 minute recording in which he vehemently described the allegations as "untrue".

In the Facebook live video filmed by his wife, Baio sat at a desk and said that his "reputation was being damaged" and that what he was being accused of was "horrible". Eggert previously stated that she lost her virginity to Baio at the age of 17, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

"Now, any normal, heterosexual, red-blooded, American guy, the outcome would have been the same, the same thing would have happened", he said.

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In his video, the actor in turn accused Eggert of seeking publicity for her reality shows when she first made claims against him in 2012-13.

"Now go prove it or disprove it ... the real problem with this is people with legitimate claims aren't taken seriously, and that's too bad".

In response, Baio's wife, Renee Baio, tweeted that his legal team had served Eggert with two cease-and-desist letters. "Now, go prove it or disprove it", he said.

"I don't know what else to put out there", Baio tells the camera at the end of the clip. "She's my best friend in the world, then all of a sudden I'm the bogeyman", he said.

"When you have minors on the set, when they are not on the set working, they are in the classroom with the teacher, the teacher brings them to the set, and on the set is their parents, their teachers." he said.

Following this, he played the title character on 1980s sitcom Charles in Charge and Dr Jack Stewart in medical mystery drama series Diagnosis: Murder, which ran from 1993 to 1995.

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