On February 7, 2018, actress Nicole Eggert appeared as a guest on the CBS daytime show The Talk. The episode started with an emotional twist as co-host Sara Gilbert read a statement from her good friend Alexander Polinsky, where he described witnessing Scott Baio behaving inappropriately with Nicole on the set of the hit sitcom Charles In Charge.
Alexander Polinsky made his own physical abuse allegations against Bai0, causing Sara Gilbert and audience members to become emotionally distraught. Nicole Eggert used her time on The Talk to lay out a timeline of the alleged abuse she endured from the time Charles in Charge began until its conclusion.
Eggert stated that she was sexually abused on a near weekly basis from 1987-1990. She was 14-years-old when she joined the cast and 17-years-old when the show ended. Scott Baio was the show’s director and her boss. He is 11-years-older than she is.
The allegations first surfaced on Twitter when on January 27, 2018, Nicole Eggert responded to a tweet referring to President Donald Trump and Scott Baio.
She made allegations that Scott Baio had molested her as a child and called him a creep. Baio fired back with a Facebook video where he not only declared his innocence but challenged Nicole Eggert and Alexander Polinsky to take their claims to the police.
On February 6, 2018, both Alexander Polinsky and Nicole Eggert went to the Los Angeles Police Department and filed police reports against Scott Baio.
Scott Baio denies the allegations against him and says he never physically, sexually, or verbally abused either of his Charles in Charge castmates.
While on The Talk, Nicole Eggert stated she has 10 witnesses to Baio’s abuse that occurred during the filming of Charles in Charge.
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Nicole Eggert also made several startling revelations regarding her allegations against Scott Baio. She stated that she has changed her story multiple times, including at first denying there was any abuse at all.
She also made allegations that Scott Baio has been harassing her by calling her on the phone and then not saying anything. She said she told authorities about the phone calls when she filed a police report.
She also indicated that she hoped other women would see how it is never too late to come forward and file a police report due to abuse. Eggert said that for years she found the process intimidating and was afraid to come forward to file, but is now glad that she did.
Did you watch the full episode of Nicole Eggert on The Talk? Are you going to watch it on demand?
(Charisse Van Horn and Alexander Polinsky personally follow each other on Twitter and have spoken to each other in the past, but not about the Scott Baio case. She has also tweeted in the past messages of support for Nicole Eggert to come forward and tell her story. She does her best to be fair and balanced and present all sides of the case. Scott Baio denies all allegations of child abuse against him.)