Nicole Eggert took Scott Baio’s recommendation and filed a police report in opposition to the “Charles in Cost” actor Tuesday.
The actress, who beforehand accused Baio of sexually assaulting her when she was between 14 and 17, spoke to Los Angeles police, lawyer Lisa Bloom informed the Each day Information.
“Nicole answered all of their questions and informed her story of sexual abuse by Scott Baio when she was a minor,” Bloom stated in an announcement to The Information.
“We respect the Los Angeles police detectives’ curiosity on this case, and we’ll absolutely cooperate with their investigation. Many have reached out to Nicole and me to say that they witnessed inappropriate habits from Scott Baio when Nicole was underage. We supplied these names to the police as we speak.”
In late January, Eggert accused Baio of digitally peneterating her when she was 14, and stated that the alleged assaults continued for a number of years, together with sexual activity when she was 17.
“I used to be a keen participant to an extent. There was loads of manipulation that went into it. It wasn’t a maintain me down rape me scenario, however I used to be 17,” Eggert stated just a few days in a while Megyn Kelly’s discuss present.
She additionally claimed that Baio threatened her to maintain her quiet, saying that the present could be cancelled if she informed anybody concerning the assault.
Baio, who’s 11 years older than Eggert, claims that the actress was 18 once they first had sexual activity.
In a Fb reside video, he known as the claims “100% lies” and stated that the encounter was consensual.
“I bear in mind her calling me and asking me to return over and coming in my home one time, and seducing me,” Baio stated. “Any regular heterosexual, red-blooded American man, the result would have been the identical.”
In a later interview on “Good Morning America,” Baio stated he by no means even noticed Eggert off set.
He additionally accused “Charles in Cost” forged member Alex Polinsky and Adam Karl, who each corroborated Eggert’s story, of mendacity, however couldn’t clarify their motivation.
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Polinsky confirmed Eggert’s claims to police, in keeping with TMZ.
“We have been demanding since final yr that Nicole Eggert convey her story to the authorities,” Baio’s rep informed the positioning.
“It is good that she lastly has, even when it is a part of a publicity marketing campaign. Maybe she will be able to clarify to them her ever-changing story.”
LAPD wouldn’t affirm that Eggert had spoken to authorities.