Megyn Kelly has landed the first TV sit-down with Nicole Eggert, who has accused former Charles in Charge co-star Scott Baio of repeatedly molesting her when she was a minor. This marks the first time Eggert is coming forward on television to share her story of what she says happened off camera when they were co-stars. The exclusive interview will air tomorrow on Megyn Kelly Today on NBC.
Baio wasted no time in disputing accusations from actress Nicol Eggert who said he repeatedly molested her between the ages of 14 and 17. Baio took to Twitter on Saturday saying “her claims are 100% lies” before going to Facebook Live in an effort to prove the allegations were false. He says they had a consensual relationship when Eggert was 18.
Eggert brought the accusations to Twitter after she commented on a tweet referring to Baio’s support of Donald Trump: “Ask [Scott Baio] what happened in his garage at his house when I was a minor. Creep.” This started a series of tweets where she claims she was molested by him from ages 14 to 17 and went into details about the assaults. The two starred together on the ’80s sitcom Charles in Charge.
In a 16-minute-plus video, Baio sits at a desk as if it were a formal press conference going through a stack of documents (which are all posted on social media in their entirety) to prove Eggert wrong. “The reason I’m doing Facebook Live is because no one can edit me,” he said. “This is the truth.” His wife, Renee, can be heard off camera giving him direction on his defense and providing commentary of her own.
Baio says that when Eggert’s first claims against him came up, she was promoting her reality shows — but he kept his “mouth shut” because they eventually go away. Baio said that she “just won’t let them go.”