Scott Baio Denies Molestation Charges From Nicole Eggert

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Actress Nicole Eggert has claims that former Charles in Chargeco-star Scott Baio made inappropriate contact with her when she was still a child - she starred on the series from when she was around 14 to 18 years old.

On Saturday, Baio's wife, Renee, tweeted a reply to Eggert in which she said her husband's attorneys had sent the actress a cease-and-desist letter.

In defense of his actions which some would say were immoral due to the large age gap, he explained that any man in a similar position would've done the same thing because she was young and attractive, and sexually aggressive towards him. "Wasn't a one time deal".

Baio said his legal team previous year advised Eggert to take her claims to law-enforcement officials.

Baio responded in a 16-minute Facebook Live video and said he was being falsely accused of inappropriately touching and having intercourse with her when she was a minor. "For the record, they are false too", his statement continued, asserting that Eggert was only making these claims to capitalize on the #MeToo movement that disrupted Hollywood late a year ago and spurred the Time's Up initiative, which aims to combat abuse of power in the workplace.

Baio, 57, called the accusations "100% lies" and said the only time he had sex with Eggert was when she was 18 and she "seduced" him.

In the video, Baio said that Eggert was his "best friend" and was a friend of his wife's but that now, all of a sudden he is "a bogeyman".

The actor claimed that Eggert's first accusations against him arose in 2012 and 2013 when she was promoting realities shows, insinuating that she was after more publicity.

Much of the documentation Baio presented in the video he shared on Twitter, to include Eggert telling Yahoo she "would love to work with him" again. My family is being put through this and I'm done.

At the end of the video, Baio says, "The problem with nearly all he-said-she-said cases is they're he-said-she-said".

"If you have a real claim, you go to the real people, not to social media where people like me get beat up", he added.

Baio argued since she was part of the show from 1987-1990, it was unlikely she was a minor when they were involved to gather.

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