Scott Baio made his voice heard on Good Morning America today.
Loudly and defiantly.
Faced with allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior by former Charles in Charge co-star Nicole Eggert, Baio sat across from Amy Robach on Wednesday and strongly defended actions.
(Eggert said last week on social media that Baio molested her back when she was 14 years old and he was 26.)
“The story seems to change quite a bit and I can’t keep up with it quite honestly,” Baio Robach on GMA, expounding as follows:
“I don’t know if you’ve ever been on a sitcom set but on any given day… there are teachers, parents, family, crew, producers, my dad.
“So how any of this could have happened is absolutely impossible and I don’t know how anybody can believe what she’s saying when her first allegation of having sex when [she] was 17 proved to be 100 percent false.
“And her story keeps changing. She makes up new things.”
Baio quickly replied to Eggert’s allegation by admitting the co-stars had sex, but he said Eggert came on to him and he said the intercourse took place when she was 18 years old.
Were there any sexual encounters when Eggert was underage?
“Absolutely nothing,” Baio said today, adding:
“And I find it interesting that the moment that her first allegation that we had sex when she was 17 – which is not true – as soon as that was proven to be 100 percent false she comes up with a new story where something happened once a week for years.”
Indeed, Eggert has said Baio molested her from the age of 14 through the age of 16, approximately.
She told Megyn Kelly this week that Baio “penetrated” her with his finger inside his garage, just before her 15th birthday.
“And that is when the sexual touching and abuse started, after that,” the actress told Kelly.
“I was very young. And it was shocking, a little. I had never experienced anything like that before, either.”
She claims Baio warned her not to tell anyone because he would go to jail and the show on which they both starred would be canceled.
But the actor denies every part of this allegation.
He says that he and Eggert only had sex once and that she was 18 at the time.
“Nicole and I were friends after our only sexual encounter,” he told GMA, continuing:
“She aggressively sought me out because she wanted me to be her first so she would be good for her boyfriend. Those are her words.”
Despite the claims and the obvious bad blood that exists now, Baio says that his time on Charles in Charge “was great” and that Eggert was a “talented girl.”
“We had a great time on the set. Everybody liked each other. Everybody got along.
Is he concerned that Eggert might go to the police with her allegations?
“No,” he replied. “Why would I have a concern over something that I didn’t do?”