Nicole Eggert Files Police Report Against Scott Baio

Peter Castro
February 8, 2018

Eggert and her manager, David Weintraub, met with two detectives from the sexual abuse unit for more than an hour Tuesday and gave her account of abuse, attorney Lisa Bloom said in a statement furnished to Deadline. Baio has also previously denied Eggert's claim they had intercourse when she was 17, explaining that by her own admission, they had intercourse after the show was over - the show ended in 1990, when Eggert was 18.

Eggert was reportedly accompanied by fellow "Charles in Charge" star Alexander Polinsky who told detectives he witnessed some of the alleged abuse. "We appreciate the Los Angeles police detectives' interest in this case, and we will fully cooperate with their investigation".

"It took Nicole a long time to come to the decision that she wanted to let the world know what Scott Baio did to her and it's been very freeing for her to finally talk about what happened", a representative for Eggert added to Page Six.

No additional information, including the specific allegation, was released by police, but authorities did confirm to THR that detectives had the report.

Eggert also claimed that Baio physically abused when she told him she wanted to date boys her age. Baio, who is 11 years older, maintained that Eggert was 18 when they had sex, and denied the rest of her claims when he appeared on Good Morning America.

"I was 15 years old standing on the bridge over the L.A. River at Ventura and Vineland in Studio City, and I looked down at that dry river bed and I'm sobbing, I'm sobbing", she said.

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She previously claimed the couple enjoyed a brief romance after the series ended, with Eggert losing her virginity to Baio, but in a series of Twitter posts last month and subsequent TV interviews, the actress confessed she was only 17 when they slept together.

Eggert claimed her alleged sexual encounters with Baio when she was still a minor "happened quite often, through the age of 16". "Given this, her other vague claims, which Scott has consistently denied, can not have any merit".

While the LAPD would not officially comment on the meeting with Eggert and her attorney, law enforcement sources tell Deadline that the interview was "comprehensive" and "very useful".

TMZ reported Eggert has a list of witnesses that corroborate her story. On Megyn Kelly, Eggert said she was considering doing so and Bloom said several legal options were on the table.

"Calling it a nite. Emotionally drained but an extremely productive day".

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