On February 6, 2018, actor Alex Polinsky accompanied his good friend Nicole Eggert to file an official police report against Scott Baio. The pair starred together in the hit sitcom Charles in Charge.
Nicole Eggert alleged via a January tweet that Scott Baio had molested her. Not only has Alex Polinsky stood by her side since the allegations were made public, but reports state she has a total of six witnesses who are willing to stand up for her. Scott Baio has denied all allegations of sexual impropriety and states he is innocent.
Now it will be a matter for the Los Angeles Police Department to decide, should they find the incident falls within the statute of limitations. Still, if criminal charges cannot be filed, Nicole Eggert could choose to pursue civil action against Baio.
According to Nicole Eggert, she was 14-years-old and a new addition to the Charles in Charge series when Scott Baio began to make sexual advances towards her. She described an odd relationship where in an interview with Megyn Kelly she said that Baio had said he wanted to marry her, despite his being 11 years her senior.
She also stated that by the time she was 17-years-old, Baio came to her house and had sexual intercourse with her. Baio admitted to having sex with her but stated it was at his house and that Nicole Eggert had approached him.
Nicole explained the discrepancies in her account by attributing them to the shame she felt when she realized the relationship was not right. According to Baio, Nicole Eggert was well over 18-years-old when they had sex.
Due to the number of people coming out saying they witnessed Scott Baio’s inappropriate relationship with Nicole Eggert first hand, she went to the LAPD and filed an official report.
— Page Six (@PageSix) February 7, 2018
Lisa Bloom represents Nicole Eggert and has accompanied her to various interviews. She put out a call on her official Twitter account that if there are more witnesses for them to come forward and contact her.
Nicole Eggert has publicly thanked her supporters on Twitter. While Alex Polinsky has remained silent on social media, he has shown his official support for his friend and former co-star by releasing a public statement in her defense and providing support for her as she made her allegations official.
At this time, Scott Baio hasn’t released a public statement about the report filed against him.