Last week, Scott Baio’s Charles in Charge co-star Nicole Eggert accused him on Twitter of molesting her from the ages of 14 to 17. She alleged that Scott was 26 when it all started. Scott shot back on Facebook Live, fully denying the allegations, and accused her of seducing him when she turned 18. Nicole also told her story on Megyn Kelly Today, and Scott went after her on a train wreck interview with Good Morning America. Nicole’s allegations aren’t exactly new; she’s brought them up a couple times before. The first time around, Scott responded to them by telling her to take it to the police. Nicole has finally gone to the police with her allegations.
TMZ says that Nicole and her lawyer, Lisa Bloom (of course), and Alexander Polinsky (who played Adam on CiC) met with two detectives from LAPD’s Sexual Assault Section yesterday morning. Police sources tell TMZ that Nicole spent two hours with the detectives, talking about what Scott Baio allegedly did to her when she was 14, 15, and 16 during the filming of Charles in Charge. She also told police Scott Baio had sex with her when she was 17. Scott maintains that they only had sex once, when she turned 18.
Alexander was present to back up some of Nicole’s allegations. Lisa Bloom also reportedly came with a list of witnesses who claim to have seen Scott acting inappropriate around Nicole. Nicole claims the abuse took place between 1986 and 1990, so there’s a good chance the statute of limitations has run out. Regardless, police are still reportedly launching an investigation and are trying to get Scott Baio in for some questioning. And it sounds like Scott is all too happy to speak with the police. His rep tells TMZ:
“We’ve been demanding since last year that Nicole Eggert bring her story to the authorities. It’s good that she finally has, even if it’s part of a publicity campaign. Perhaps she can explain to them her ever-changing story.”
My sincerest sympathies to whoever at the LAPD has to sit with Scott Baio and watch that sanctimonious dick rant about himself for two hours. I wouldn’t be surprised if Scott showed up and the police took him to a soundproof room with the crime dog mascot outfit propped up on a chair next to a cassette recorder like, “Meet Detective Woof, he’ll take your statement. Holler when you’re done.”