If anyone had doubts that Nicole Eggert officially filed charges against Scott Baio in her molestation case, TMZ has proof. On February 6, 2018, TMZ shared a photo of Nicole Eggert and her former co-star and good friend Alex Polinsky along with her attorney Lisa Bloom while the trio met with LAPD investigators.
The photo appears to show Eggert and Polinsky speaking across a table while investigators took notes. There is a lot of attention focused on this case as the climate on sexual abuse allegations that are surfacing past the statute of limitations is getting national attention.
Statue of Limitation laws vary from one state to the next and there is a current, growing movement to abolish SOL laws nationwide.
The argument has been that cases of sexual assault, abuse, violence, and harassment need to be corroborated by witnesses who can clearly remember details. States, like California, that have previously abolished SOL laws, have reinstated them due to what they refer to a legal nightmare.
Without SOL laws, children who were sexually abused who never received justice in either a criminal or civil court can come forward at any time and either prosecute or sue. SOL laws protect perpetrators and organizations from being held accountable for their crimes decades later.
Some feel that SOL laws need to exist to protect organizations such as the Boy Scouts or the Catholic Church from being bankrupted due to an onslaught of sudden cases that would suddenly come forward.
Others feel that a child’s life is worth more than a bankrupted organization and if a child has been sexually abused or violated, he or she should have the right to come forward and seek justice regardless of time constraints.
Nicole Eggert’s allegations against Scott Baio come long after the California Statue of Limitations laws have expired, but so too do the alleged Harvey Weinstein’s victims.
— Trudi Keck (@HappyLALife) February 7, 2018
Actor Corey Feldman filed an official police report against his abusers but the investigation was dropped due to the Statute of Limitations. Still, in light of the overwhelming number of women and men who are speaking out about Hollywood abuse, the LAPD has created a new department specifically designed to handle reports of sexual abuse that are outside the statute of limitations.
Should California move to revoke, remove, or extend SOL laws, these cases, including Nicole Eggert’s could see new movement going forward.
With the climate currently in a state of upheaval, it seems wise for anyone who has accusations that are outside the Statute of Limitations to come forward and file a police report.
Scott Baio has denied any wrongdoing and has vowed to clear his name.