Actress Nicole Eggert took to social media over the weekend, leveling sexual misconduct allegations against Scott Baio. While the actress would later delete several of the tweets, she claimed that the actor molested her repeatedly when she was between the ages of 14 and 17, when she was working alongside the actor on the TV series Charles in Charge. One of the deleted tweets featured a response to another Twitter user where she stated, "What is ur explanation for him fingering me at age 14?" Shortly after the allegations were presented, Scott Baio took to both Twitter and Facebook Live to deny the accusations, while presenting photos of a number of documents that supposedly proves her allegations are false.
The sexual misconduct allegations first surfaced on Twitter yesterday, when Nicole Eggert quoted a tweet about Scott Baio, stating:
"Ask @scottbaio what happened in his garage at his house when I was a minor. Creep."
She also responded to another fan who asked why she didn't report this to the police, with the actress responding that she did. She also retweeted an actor named Adam Carl, who revealed that he worked with her on Charles in Charge and he, "sat with you while you cried about that abusive asshole. I know you're telling the truth and I'm so glad to see you speaking out." Scott Baio revealed early on in his Facebook Live video that he chose this medium because he did not want his words to be edited.
"The reason I'm doing Facebook Live is because no one can edit me. This is the truth."
Nicole Eggert played Jamie, one of the child college students who Scott Baio's title character became a caretaker for. The actress had claimed in the past that she lost her virginity to Scott Baio at the age of 17 and that they briefly dated while on the show. Among the myriad of documents Scott Baio presented in his video supposedly proves that the actress was in fact 18 when they had sex. Scott Baio reveals these sexual abuse claims first surfaced in 2012 and 2013 when Nicole Eggert was promoting her reality show, but he kept his mouth shut and the allegations eventually went away.Here's what the actor had to say as his Facebook Live video came to a close.
"I don't know what else to put out there. She's my best friend in the world, then all of a sudden I'm the bogeyman. The problem with almost all he said/she said cases is they're he said/she said. Now, go prove it or disprove it...the real problem with this is people with legitimate claims aren't taken seriously, and that's too bad."
Scott Baio then went on to post photos of several of the documents from his Facebook Live video on Twitter, which you can see below. This is just the latest in a myriad of allegations that have surfaced after the Harvey Weinstein sex scandal first broke in early October. You can take a look at the tweets from Nicole Eggert's Twitter and Scott Baio's Twitter below as we wait for more developments.