Entertainment Celebrity Scott Baio denies sexual assault allegations

Scott Baio denies sexual assault allegations

Scott Baio
Happy Days star Scott Baio has denied he sexual assaulted Nicole Eggert when she was a minor. Photo: Getty
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Scott Baio has taken to Facebook to address accusations he molested his former Charles in Charge co-star Nicole Eggert.

Eggert, 46, claimed on Saturday the 57-year-old actor repeatedly “molested” her from the age of 14 until she was 17.

“Ask @scottbaio what happened in his garage at his house when I was a minor. Creep,” the Baywatch star tweeted.

In response, Baio took to Facebook Live to address the claims as well as posting a series of documents he claims proves Eggert’s allegations are false.

“I’m here today to talk about some allegations that have been made against me that aren’t true by somebody named Nicole Eggert,” Baio begun.

“The reason I’m doing Facebook Live is because nobody can edit me, nobody can change what I said. These are my words. And what I’m telling you is the truth.”

“I’m going to knock down all these false claims against me. My reputation is being damaged. My family is being put through this and I’m done,” he continued.

“I’m done. So, I’m going to walk you through this methodically and hopefully succinctly and please be patient because what I’m being accused of is horrible. I’m being accused of inappropriately touching her when she was a minor, and having sex with her when she was a minor….”

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Baio posted a series of documents on Sunday denying any wrongdoing. Photo: Facebook

Baio denied the claims but said when Eggert turned 18 they had a consensual sexual relationship and that she “seduced” him.

“Now, any normal, heterosexual, red-blooded, American guy… the outcome would have been the same, the same thing would have happened. She seduced me. She came in the house and started kissing me,” he said.

Baio’s wife, Renee Baio also responded by tweeting Eggert that her husband’s legal team had served her with two cease-and-desist letters.

The Joanie Loves Chaci actor said until a few years ago he and Eggert were good friends.

Eggert first spoke out about alleged sexual misconduct against Baio in 2012.

‘I don’t know what else to put out there. She’s my best friend in the world, then all of a sudden I’m the bogeyman,” Baio ended his Facebook Live stream.

“The problem with almost all he said/she said cases is they’re he said/she said. Now, go prove it or disprove it… the real problem with this is people with legitimate claims aren’t taken seriously, and that’s too bad.”