Friday, 22 February, 2019

Nicole Eggert I Lied About Scott's Alleged Sexual Abuse ... Out of Shame

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Stacy Diaz | 30 January, 2018, 19:26

Nicole Eggert sat down for an interview with Megyn Kelly during which the actress doubled down on her claim that actor Scott Baio repeatedly molested her when she was a minor. The shocking claim was met with immediate rebuff by Baio, who vehemently denies any wrongdoing.

Baio notes that Eggert was his best friend, but then all of a sudden turned on him and said, "The problem with nearly all he said-she said cases is they're he said/she said".

Eggert appeared on NBC's Megyn Kelly Today Tuesday to detail Baio's alleged "sexual touching and abuse" that started when Eggert was still just 14.

In the #MeToo era, following the Harvey Weinstein assault allegations last fall, networks have found they have to act quickly and decisively to similar charges, and in various ways.

Eggert's accusations in the explosive video - which The Blast edited to remove content not related to Baio - have recently been called into question after his legal team squashed a planned appearance by Eggert on "The Dr. Oz Show" because they say her accusations are false and would damage Baio's reputation.

Eggert also disputed Baio's claim that they had sex when she was 18, saying that they first had sexual intercourse when she was 17, under the age of consent in California.

"She told me it was much worse than she described on air", Richie wrote.

In her interview with Kelly, Eggert claims that Baio "immediately took to me and befriended me and earned my trust" when the show started shooting in the fall of 1986.

Asked if she was a "willing participant" when she and Baio had sex, the actress responded, "I was a willing participant to an extent".

"I was still 14, before my 15th birthday", she said. "It wasn't a hold-me-down rape me situation, but I was 17".

"It was upsetting. It wasn't a good experience at all", Eggert said of the intercourse.

"Ask [Scott Baio] what happened in his garage at his house when I was a minor. And then on set, there was just a lot of groping, a lot of fondling, a lot of pulling me on his lap, trying to sneak kisses in the back, which other cast members saw". "I know you're telling the truth and I'm so glad to see you speaking out".

Eggert told Kelly the alleged abuse began when they met on the set of the 1980s sitcom Charles in Charge.

Eggert's "Charles in Charge" castmates, Alexander Polinsky and Adam Carl, have supported the actress and have come to her defense, recalling witnessing Baio's inappropriate behavior on set. "If you have a real claim, you go to the real people, not social media, where people like me get beat up", Baio said in his Facebook Live video. Eggert indicated to Kelly that she very well might.