Scott Baio Struggles To Answer Questions About Nicole Eggert Molestation Claims [VIDEO]
Scott Baio appeared on Good Morning America on Wednesday to deny accusations made against him by actress Nicole Eggert.
SCOTT BAIO DENIES NICOLE EGGERT SEXUAL ASSAULT CLAIMS
The pair starred on together on Charles in Charge and Eggert claims that Baio molested her weekly starting when she was 14 and he was 17. Eggert appeared on Megyn Kelly Today on Tuesday and said she had lied about her relationship with Baio. Previously, the pair said they engaged in a relationship after the show had ended, but yesterday Eggert said the pair had sex at her home when she was 17 and while the show was still on the air.
“Ask @scottbaio what happened in his garage at his house when I was a minor. Creep,” Eggert tweeted on Saturday. Good Morning America host Amy Robach pressed Baio when he was in the studio and he appeared dumbfounded. “I have no idea what that means,” he said. “I have no idea. So you can’t just keep making up different things.”
Scott Baio denies sexual misconduct allegations: “My 10-year-old daughter does not need to be hearing about this from friends at school – these false allegations…that’s why this has got to stop.” pic.twitter.com/5jdJgalA9z
— Good Morning America (@GMA) January 31, 2018
Baio also claimed that any molestation was impossible during the show because there was always a teacher or parent or other cast member present. He also maintains that he was never alone with her “unless I was in a scene alone with her and directors and producers and crew guys are watching.”
When asked by Robach why two people who worked on the show would corroborate Eggert’s story that she informed them of the molestation, Baio again threw up his hands. “I don’t know what they’re saying. I have no idea. I don’t know why they’re saying it. I don’t — there were so many people on that set,” he said. “Nobody said anything until — and by the way, Nicole and I were friends after our only sexual encounter where she, she aggressively sought me out because she wanted me to be her first so that she would be good for her boyfriend, those are her words.”
In an interview with Nik Richie for The Dirty, Eggert did say she wanted to lose her virginity to Baio, but once off the air, she showed admitted more. “Off air she was an emotional wreck,” Richie said. “She told me it was much worse than she described on air. She said, ‘he molested me as a child and I didn’t know any better.’ I can vividly remember that statement. It’s not one you would forget.”
In a Facebook Live video, Baio responded to Eggert’s claims, saying she should go to the police if she had a real crime to report. Eggert says she might just do that. When Robach asked Baio if he has any concerts about that, he responded, “Why would I have a concern over something that I didn’t do?”