Alexander Polinsky played Adam Powell on the 1980s TV series Charles in Charge alongside Scott Baio. Now the 43-year old actor is trying to get ahold of Baio to discuss the "physical, mental, verbal & sexual abuse" that he possibly suffered at the hands of Baio. Polinsky has been tweeting at the actor and asking others to spread the message so that he can get in contact with Scott Baio and discuss what they "talked on the phone about a few years ago." Fellow cast member Nicole Eggert has retweeted his message in an effort to get to the bottom of this situation.
Alexander Polinsky has been spreading his Twitter for the last few days, desperately trying to get in touch with his former co-star Scott Baio to discuss the "daily" abuse that he suffered on the set of Charles in Charge. Polinsky is not comfortable speaking with Baio on the phone and would rather that the elder actor contacted him via a direct message on Twitter, which seems strange. The 43-year old has said that Scott Baio's wife has reached out, but not him personally. Polinsky had this to say.
"For 30 years I've held in the embarrassment and shame of being abused daily on the set of Charles in Charge. I had to watch other children be abused as well. It was devastating, destroyed me personally and made me an angry person for many years. I'm not embarrassed anymore. RT!"
Polinsky has had a tweet pinned at the top of his page since late last week, explaining why he needs to get in touch with Scott Baio, someone that the actor once called a hero and looked up to. It isn't 100% clear that Baio was the abuser, but it certainly seems that the actor was at least privy to the incidents. As previously mentioned, Nicole Eggert has retweeted Polinky's request, with her fans asking what the true story is. Alexander Polinsky explains.
"I'm trying to contact former cast mate ScottBaio and I am having no luck. I want to speak with him about the abuse I suffered and witnessed on the set of Charles in Charge. Physical, mental, verbal & sexual abuse. Please retweet this with maximum effort."
Scott Baio has yet to respond to Alexander Polinsky's claims at this time. Polinsky has said that if he does not respond, he will go to the press and share his story in a public form. There is no other current information regarding the claims at this time and it is not evident when Polinsky will go to the press with his story. Alexander Polinsky stepping forward is the latest in a string of sexual misconduct allegations that have been thrown around in Hollywood since early October. He is also asking other actors to come forward and share their stories, "if you care about truth, if you care about kids."
Scott Baio has come under fire recently for insinuating that his Happy Days co-star Erin Moran died due to drug and alcohol abuse, claiming to not know that she had stage-4 cancer. The actor has also come into controversy for saying that the Sandy Hook massacre, where 20 children were fatally shot, was a hoax. As previously stated, Baio has yet to respond to Alexander Polinsky's requests, so it's easy to imagine that Polinsky will take his story public next. This is a developing story and more news is expected to drop soon. In the meantime you can check out the tweets in question below, courtesy of Alexander Polinsky's Twitter account.