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Scott Baio Accused of Sexual Misconduct By Underage ‘Charles In Charge’ Co-Star

“It started when I was 14,” Eggert tweeted. “Wasn’t a one-time deal.”

Nicole Eggert, former “Charles in Charge” star, accused out-spoken Trump supporter and former actor Scott Baio of molested her when she was his 14-year-old co-star on “Charles in Charge” 

“It started when I was 14,” Eggert tweeted. “Wasn’t a one-time deal.”

Baio — who played college student “Charles,” caretaker to Eggert’s young character “Jamie,” eldest of the three Powell siblings in the 1980s .

“Ask @scottbaio what happened in his garage at his house when I was a minor. Creep,” Eggert tweeted, replying to a mention of Baio on Twitter.

She then accused Baio of digitally penetrating her beginning at age 14.

Eggert alleges that she was between 14 and 17 years old when the abuse took place, adding that she covered it up for years.

Baio issued a statement on Facebook calling her claims “100% lies.

Baio acknowledged that the pair did have sex, but claims it was consensual, and that Eggert would have been at least 18 years old at the time of the encounter.

“I remember her calling me and asking me to come over and coming in my house one time, and seducing me,” Baio said into the camera.

“Any normal heterosexual, red-blooded American guy, the outcome would have been the same,” he said.

Baio slammed Eggert for making the claims on social media, rather than filing a complaint with police.

“If you have a claim, go to the police. There is a special unit there that handles this kind of stuff,” Baio said

“If you have a real claim, you go to the real people, not to social media where people like me get beat up,” he added

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  1. I believe this is a “witch hunt”. Have there been real incidents? Undoubtedly there have been. There are sexual predators everywhere, in all areas of life. These accusations of incidents 20-30 years ago, I think are reasonable to question the motives I do believe this rash of accusations on social media are just that. Unfounded accusations! Unfortunately the accusations are page one stuff. When the accused is vindicated it is page 6 and the damage is done. As Mr Baio stated: “If you have a claim, go to the police. There is a special unit there that handles this kind of stuff,”

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