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Scott Baio responds to Nicole Eggert’s sex allegations

Scott Baio has responded to allegations that he molested his former co-star Nicole Eggert when she was 14 years old.

Eggert had tweeted on Saturday, referring to a mention of the actor on Twitter, that he assaulted her while they worked together on vthe show ‘Charles in Charge’.

‘Ask @scottbaio what happened in his garage at his house when I was a minor. Creep,’ she wrote.

She then accused Baio of digitally penetrating her beginning at age 14. 

Baio issued a statement calling her claims ‘100% lies,’ before appearing in a Facebook live video filmed by his wife.

Scott Baio responded to allegations that he molested his former co-star Nicole Eggert when she was 14 years old in a Facebook Live video filmed by his wife (pictured)

Scott Baio responded to allegations that he molested his former co-star Nicole Eggert when she was 14 years old in a Facebook Live video filmed by his wife (left and right)

Eggert had tweeted on Saturday, referring to a mention of the actor on Twitter, that he assaulted her while they worked together on the show 'Charles in Charge'

Eggert had tweeted on Saturday, referring to a mention of the actor on Twitter, that he assaulted her while they worked together on the show ‘Charles in Charge’

Baio acknowledged that the pair did have sex, but claims it was consensual, and that Eggert would have been at least 18-years-old at the time of the encounter

Baio acknowledged that the pair did have sex, but claims it was consensual, and that Eggert would have been at least 18-years-old at the time of the encounter

He played an audio recording of an interview Eggert gave to TheDirty.com, in which she described losing her virginity to Baio 'way after' 'Charles in Charge' was done (Baio, left, and Eggert on 'Charles in Charge')

He played an audio recording of an interview Eggert gave to TheDirty.com, in which she described losing her virginity to Baio ‘way after’ ‘Charles in Charge’ was done (Baio, left, and Eggert on ‘Charles in Charge’)

Baio acknowledged that the pair did have sex, but claims it was consensual, and that Eggert would have been at least 18 years old at the time of the encounter.  

‘I remember her calling me and asking me to come over and coming in my house one time, and seducing me,’ Baio says in the video. 

‘Any normal heterosexual, red-blooded American guy, the outcome would have been the same,’ he said.

He played an audio recording of an interview Eggert gave to TheDirty.com, in which she described losing her virginity to Baio ‘way after’ ‘Charles in Charge’ was done.

‘It was years later,’ Eggert can be heard saying.

Baio argued in the video and in a tweet that because Eggert was born in 1972, and the show was completed in 1990, she would have no longer been a minor.

Baio says that when Eggert’s first claims against him came up, she was promoting her reality shows – but he kept his ‘mouth shut’ because they eventually go away. 

However, he said that she ‘just won’t let them go.’

Baio said he kept his 'mouth shut' because they eventually go away (Pictured, Eggert in 2017)

Baio says that when Eggert’s first claims against him came up, she was promoting her reality shows – but he kept his ‘mouth shut’ because they eventually go away (Pictured, Eggert in 2014, left, and in 2017, right)

'If you have a claim, go to the police. There is a special unit there that handles this kind of stuff,' Baio said (Pictured, Baio at the Republican National Convention, July 2016)

‘If you have a claim, go to the police. There is a special unit there that handles this kind of stuff,’ Baio said (Pictured, Baio at the Republican National Convention, July 2016)

Baio also insisted he would not have had unsupervised access to Eggert while filming 'Charles In Charge' (Pictured, the cast of 'Charles in Charge' including Eggert, seated far right, and Baio, standing in red)

Baio also insisted he would not have had unsupervised access to Eggert while filming ‘Charles In Charge’ (Pictured, the cast of ‘Charles in Charge’ including Eggert, seated far right, and Baio, standing in red)

‘If you have a claim, go to the police. There is a special unit there that handles this kind of stuff,’ Baio said

‘If you have a real claim, you go to the real people, not to social media where people like me get beat up,’ he added.

Baio also insisted he would not have had unsupervised access to Eggert while filming ‘Charles In Charge’.

‘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. 



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