A day after Nicole Eggert appeared on Megyn Kelly Today to detail allegations of sexual abuse against Scott Baio, the Charles in Charge star adamantly denied the accusations Thursday on Good Morning America.
The former Baywatch actress hit headlines on Saturday (27Jan18) when she took to Twitter and claimed Baio had sexually abused her between the ages of 14 and 17, while they worked together on USA sitcom Charles in Charge, which ran from 1984 to 1990.
Though Baio has acknowledged he and Eggert engaged in a one-time consensual sexual encounter when Eggert was 18, Eggert maintains that she was 17; a year younger than the age of consent in the state of California.
Scott Baio gave awkward interview to "Good Morning America" on January 31, 2018 about Nicole Eggert's molestation claims.
On Tuesday, Eggert told Megyn Kelly that she was considering all legal action and is considering filing a police report. The Happy Days star also added that he chose to do the interview to protect his 10-year-old daughter from the "false" allegations. "Her job is to be 10 years old, and that's why this has got to stop".
She continued, "I was very young and it was shocking, a little".
When Robach pressed Baio on that, he said, "I'm trying to figure out which time she's lying and which time she's not lying, because the story seems to change quite a bit and I can't keep up with her, quite honestly".
"That is when the sexual touching and abuse started", she said, claiming that Baio ensured her silence by threatened her job security, as the sexual abuse continued nearly "every week".
Eggert also addressed past, conflicting statements she has made in the past and said she felt shame for the relationship once she became older and realized she was victimized. "The reason I'm doing Facebook Live is because no one can edit me", he said.
Eggert, who also starred on Baywatch, brought the accusations to light after she responded to a tweet from another user who commented on Baio's support for Trump.
"I don't know what they're saying, I have no idea [if they are lying]". "Nicole was distraught after the interview, and off air she was an emotional wreck". Scott Baio admitted to taking the actress' virginity, but he described an incident where Nicole Eggert had visited the actor's home and seduced him.
"It was impossible because when a child is on a set, they're either in school or they're on the set with a teacher and their parents", he said. He also was telling me, you know, 'You can't tell anybody, this is illegal, I'll go to jail, the show will be over, everyone will be sued, you'll be out of a job, you'll ruin everybody's life, ' and it's scary.
"Amy, I can tell you and I mean this sincerely, one of the most fun things I've ever done". My job is to defend my daughter, her job is to be 10-years-old.