Apparently, somebody doesn't love Chachi. Happy Days alum Scott Baio has been accused by actress Nicole Eggert of "inappropriate behavior" and sexual abuse. Eggert alleges that the abuse took place during their time on the sitcom, Charles in Charge, in which Baio was the lead actor, Charles.
Baio Goes Live
The actress made the accusation on her Twitter account when she responded to another user's post about Baio's support of President Donald Trump.
The Baywatch star continued with follow-up tweets stating that she was molested by him from the ages of 14 to 17, and even stated that the actor "fingered" her. Baio's wife, Renee Baio, first responded to Eggert's claims by stating that her husband's lawyers have served the actress two cease-and-desist letters. Baio himself responded to the allegations on his Twitter account.
Baio did a live video on his Facebook page Sunday, Jan. 28, where he addressed Eggert's statements and gave his version of the story. Baio stated that Eggert has claimed since 2013 that he was physically involved with her while she was underage. The two did briefly date, however, Eggert stated in an interview with Wetpaint that Baio took her virginity at the age of 17.
"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. 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," Baio stated in the video. Eggert starred on Charles in Charge from 1987-1990 as the character Jamie Powell.
Baio's Rough Year
This isn't the first time the former '80s star made headlines. The actor was the subject of media scrutiny due to his undying support for Trump during the 2016 presidential election. Baio also told various liberal celebrities to "move to Canada" if they were unhappy with Trump being president.
Baio is one the latest male celebrities to be accused of sexual misconduct.