A 1988 episode of “Charles in Cost” the place Scott Baio’s character awkwardly teaches sexual training to a category that included Nicole Eggert’s character is now being seen in a unique mild.
Eggert got here ahead in current days to accuse Baio of molesting her repeatedly starting when she was 14 and having consensual intercourse along with her when she was 17 — allegations that Baio denies.
Eggert was 14 when she first appeared on the collection in the course of the present’s second season. Baio was 26 on the time.
Baio, talking to The Hollywood Reporter in 1989, talked about the Season three episode “The Blackboard Bungle” as a private spotlight.
“My favourite present is the place I used to be a trainer and I used to be educating sexual training,” Baio stated in an article celebrating the present’s 100th episode. “I am speaking in regards to the sexual organs and charts and simply panicking, as a result of I am educating Jamie, the woman I maintain, about intercourse.”
The article garnered renewed consideration this week after Twitter consumer @pammajumdar shared a picture of Baio’s quote. The Hollywood Reporter confirmed the article ran in its Oct. 30, 1989 situation.
Eggert was 16 when that episode first aired. The episode facilities on Baio — who performed Charles, a caretaker for Eggert’s character Jaime and her siblings — changing into a educating assist for Jamie’s class.
Within the episode, a stammering Charles should educate Jamie and her classmates a lesson about sexual training after their common trainer steps out for a convention. He nervously reads from the textbook, struggling to say the names of sexual organs aloud to the category as Jamie heckles him.
“Erogenous zones, contraception, is not there a chapter referred to as the dos and don’ts of relationship?” Charles asks at one level.
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Jamie then mockingly replies, “You inform us the ‘dos and don’ts of relationship,’ Charles. How far ought to we go on a primary date. … Or higher but, why do not you inform us what you and Gwendoline Pierce did in your first date?”
His second day of educating goes smoother when Charles opens up a category dialogue with the scholars about relationship.
“Guys are extra complicated than women are,” Jamie says. “They get mad in the event you say no, however they do not wish to be seen with the ladies who say sure.”
Charles later says, “Let’s discover out why all these women are saying no,” main the scholars to recommend that higher communication would repair quite a lot of points.
Eggert, now 46, had beforehand stated she and Baio engaged in intercourse when she was 18, however she claimed Tuesday on “Megyn Kelly Right now” that she was really 17 on the time, and solely stated in any other case prior to now as a result of she wasn’t prepared to inform her story and wished to guard the present.
Baio, now 57, vehemently denied Eggert’s abuse allegations in a Fb Dwell video, then additional refuted her claims throughout a Wednesday look on “Good Morning America.” He claims Eggert was 18 once they had intercourse.
“I don’t know what they’re saying. I do not know,” Baio stated on “GMA” Wednesday. “I don’t know why they’re saying it. I don’t — there have been so many individuals on that set. No person stated something till — and by the best way, Nicole and I had been associates after our solely sexual encounter the place she, she aggressively sought me out as a result of she wished me to be her ‘first’ in order that she can be good for her boyfriend. These are her phrases.”