#MeToo Allegations Leveled Against Scott Baio

"I received regular verbal attacks"

Last week, actor and Trump-supporter Scott Baio got slapped with a #MeToo accusation from former "Charles In Charge" co-star Nicole Eggert, who alleged that he sexually abused her when she was a minor.

Baio denied Eggert’s allegations, describing the set of the show as a “picnic” and that he was never alone with her at work. He only admits to having sex with Eggert when she was past the age of 18.

However, another cast member on the hit 80's sitcom has come forward in support of Eggert, accusing Baio of abusive behavior on set.

"I received regular verbal attacks, mental abuse and I also suffered a physical assault at the hands of Scott Baio," actor Alexander Polinsky, who played Adam Powell on the sitcom, said in a statement to "The Talk."

Polinsky also allegedly witnessed Baio "acting inappropriately" toward Nicole Eggert, rebuking Baio's claims that the "Charles in Charge" set was a "picnic."

"Working on the set of 'Charles in Charge' from age 11 to 15 was no picnic," said Polinsky. "It was a toxic environment. I witnessed Scott Baio acting inappropriately towards Nicole Eggert during my first year of working on the show. I walked in on them together behind the set. Nicole was on Scott’s lap and he did not appreciate my intrusion. He yelled at me and called me various homophobic slurs."

Eggert has since filed a police report against Baio and had Polinsky joined her at the filing, issuing a report of his own, according to The Huffington Post. Eggert claims that as many as 10 witnesses have made statements in support of her.

The alleged sexual abuse happened when Eggert was just 14.

"I want him to admit it," she said. "The sooner you come clean, the sooner it goes away and you can move on with your life."

Scott Baio supported Trump's bid for president and even spoke at the RNC. When the Access Hollywood tape leaked of Trump saying "grab 'em by the p***y," Baio defended it by saying men always talk that way.

"Ladies out there, this is what guys talk about when you’re not around. So if you’re offended by it, grow up," he said.


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