Feb 08, 2018 11:37 PM GMT
So 'Chachi' is a homophobe too? Why does this not surprise me. He degraded his co-star Erin Moran "drug use" before the douche bag discovered she actually had cancer, then died at an early age 56
Nicole Eggert Files LAPD Report Against Scott Baio Over Sexual Assault
Nicole Eggert met yesterday with Los Angeles Police detectives to discuss allegations of sexual abuse by her former Charles in Charge co-star, Scott Baio, the actress’ attorney confirms today. And more may be coming.
Eggert and her manager, David Weintraub, say down with two detectives from the sexual abuse unit for more than an hour Tuesday and gave her account of abuse, lawyer Lisa Bloom said in a statement furnished to Deadline. A witness also told detectives about inappropriate touching that he said he witnessed, Bloom added.
“We appreciate the Los Angeles police detectives’ interest in this case, and we will fully cooperate with their investigation,” Bloom said in the statement. “Many have reached out to Nicole and me to say that they witnessed inappropriate behavior from Scott Baio when Nicole was underage. We provided a list of those names to the police.”
While the LAPD would not officially comment on the meeting with Eggert and her attorney, law enforcement sources tell Deadline that the interview was “comprehensive” and “very useful.”
Eggert used Twitter to publicly accuse Baio of sexually assaulting her when she was a minor working on the 1980s sitcom. Baio was in his mid-20s at the time while the actress was in her teens. She provided more details in a Jan. 30 interview with Megyn Kelly, saying she was 14 when the alleged abuse began.
Baio has vehemently denied the claims, saying he and Eggert had consensual sex when she 18 or older.
The actress alluded to her meeting with LAPD in a post on social media.
Scott Baio Facing New Allegations From Another ‘Charles In Charge’ Costar
A second cast member of the 1980s sitcom “Charles in Charge” has accused actor Scott Baio of abusive behavior.
“I received regular verbal attacks, mental abuse and I also suffered a physical assault at the hands of Scott Baio,” actor Alexander Polinsky, who played Adam Powell on the sitcom, said in a statement to “The Talk.”
Polinsky also said he witnessed Baio “acting inappropriately” toward Nicole Eggert, who has accused the actor of sexually abusing her when she was a minor.
Baio denied Eggert’s allegations, described the set as a “picnic” and said he was never alone with her at work.
However, in his statement, Polinsky said:
“Working on the set of ‘Charles in Charge’ from age 11 to 15 was no picnic. It was a toxic environment. I witnessed Scott Baio acting inappropriately towards Nicole Eggert during my first year of working on the show. I walked in on them together behind the set. Nicole was on Scott’s lap and he did not appreciate my intrusion. He yelled at me and called me various homophobic slurs.”
Baio, who admitted to having sex with Eggert when she was past the age of 18, has not yet responded to the new allegations.
Eggert said on “The Talk” that Polinsky joined her when she filed a police report against Baio on Tuesday and filed a report of his own. She said that she would have been 14 during Polinsky’s first year on the show when he walked in on her with Baio.
Eggert also claimed 10 witnesses have made statements in support.
“I want him to admit it,” she said. “The sooner you come clean, the sooner it goes away and you can move on with your life.”
Police are now investigating, the Los Angeles Times reported