The Baywatch star continued with follow-up tweets stating that she was molested by him from the ages of 14 to 17, and even stated that the actor "fingered" her. Baio's wife, Renee Baio, first responded to Eggert's claims by stating that her husband's lawyers have served the actress two cease-and-desist letters.
During an appearance on NBC's "Megyn Kelly Today," Eggert became emotional as she described how Baio allegedly began sexually abusing her when she was 14 years old and he was 26. Kelly (gently) pressed Eggert to answer to Baio's defenses - made via an angry, 16-minute Facebook Live video - that Eggert has, in the past, repeatedly and publicly characterized her relationship with Baio at the time as both consensual and more innocent than rumors had alluded to. Baio has said that Eggert was 18 or 19 when they had sex.
Dr. Oz producers reportedly decided not to air the show.
He told "Megyn Kelly Today" in a statement that he witnessed "inappropriate cuddling" between Baio and Eggert on set.
"He initiated it", she said.
"He immediately took to me and befriended me".
Of Baio's response, Eggert, now inspired by the #MeToo movement, said she covered up what had happened in previous interviews to protect the "legacy" of the show.
Eggert acknowledged Tuesday that she had appeared on Baio's reality show "Scott Baio Is 45.and Single" in 2007, but said it was to address his issues with "womanizing".
"Ask [Scott Baio] what happened in his garage at his house when I was a minor".
In Baio's denial video, he said Eggert came on to him and he succumbed to her advances like any "red blooded American" would do.
Actress Nicole Eggert is the latest actress to accuse another high- profile man of sexual assault. Eggert said she deleted some of her tweets because she wanted her first tweet to stand on its own. "It wasn't until getting a bit older, I realized this is not love". Writer Adam Carl has since tweeted to Eggert, "When I worked on Charles in Charge in '88, I sat with you while you cried about that abusive asshole". He produced two letters from his attorneys, dated past year, to Eggert and Charles in Charge co-star Alexander Polinsky, who Baio claims "decided to team up against" him, telling them both to go to the police if they had legitimate claims.
Baio has also called out Eggert for saying in the past that their relationship took place when she was of age and Charles in Charge was over.
Said Eggert to Megyn Kelly this morning about that time, "I was very young.I had never experienced anything like that". The theme is Scott Baio doesn't have a career to lose over these allegations.