Scott Baio was taken again when requested about being alone with co-star Nicole Eggert when she was a minor.
Baio, 57, appeared on “Good Morning America” Wednesday in an try to deny accusations made by the actress that he molested her weekly starting when she was 14 — and later allegedly had intercourse together with her when she was 17.
Eggert, 46, tweeted on Saturday, “Ask @scottbaio what occurred in his storage at his home after I was a minor. Creep.”
When “GMA” host Amy Robach pressed Baio in regards to the alleged encounter, he was dumbfounded. Baio stuttered, nervously laughed and threw his fingers up within the air.
“I don’t know what which means,” he mentioned. “I don’t know. So you’ll be able to’t simply hold making up various things.”
The “Charles in Cost” star instructed Robach that he by no means noticed Eggert off the set.
He additionally claimed any doable molestation was “unattainable” as a result of there have been at all times academics, dad and mom, solid and crew on set always. As for being alone with Eggert, he mentioned, “no, until I used to be in a scene alone together with her and administrators and producers and crew guys are watching. By no means.
“By no means. It is unattainable.”
Eggert appeared on “Megyn Kelly In the present day” Tuesday the place she mentioned she lied through the years about her relationship with Baio and that they the truth is had intercourse at her residence when she was 17, whereas the present was nonetheless on air, regardless of saying in previous interviews it was after the present had ended.
Baio used her earlier statements and interviews as an try to show his innocence, noting he “could not sustain” together with her tales anymore.
Robach questioned Baio as to why two individuals who labored on the present would corroborate Eggert’s story that she instructed them in regards to the alleged molestation.
Baio once more did not know tips on how to react.
He sighed and instructed Robach, “I do not know what they’re saying. I don’t know. I do not know why they’re saying it. I do not — there have been so many individuals on that set. No person mentioned something till — and by the best way, Nicole and I had been buddies after our solely sexual encounter the place she, she aggressively sought me out as a result of she needed me to be her first in order that she can be good for her boyfriend, these are her phrases.”
In an interview with Nik Richie for The Soiled, Eggert did admit eager to lose her virginity to Baio, however now claims that was the ultimate second she realized she did not need to hold mendacity about what had occurred.
Richie, who shares the identical supervisor as Eggert, mentioned in an announcement that the actress was distraught after the interview.
“Off air she was an emotional wreck,” he mentioned. “She instructed me it was a lot worse than she described on air. She mentioned ‘he molested me as a toddler and I did not know any higher.’ I can vividly do not forget that assertion. It isn’t one you’ll overlook.”
In a Fb Reside video posted after Eggert made her accusations, Baio instructed her to go to the police if she has an actual crime to report.
Eggert mentioned she may just do that – which prompted Robach to ask if he has any issues.
“Why would I’ve a priority over one thing that I did not do?” he mentioned.