Actress Details Accusations Against Co-Star Scott Baio: He Fingered Me In His Car When I Was 14 [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports:

Nicole Eggert detailed the first time “Charles in Charge” co-star Scott Baio molested her in his garage — and revealed why she lied about it for so long.

The actress, who is 11 years younger than Baio, told Megyn Kelly on Tuesday that the actor digitally penetrated her in his car in his garage when she was just 14.

She shared that the molestation continued up until she was 17 — when the two had intercourse for the first time. “I was young, it was shocking playing on emotions and hormones,” she explained.

Eggert said Baio told her not to tell anyone and that he would go to jail. He also threatened her that the show would end and everyone would lose their jobs — including her, Egger claimed.

  • Tatonka

    That’s profoundly sad.

    • Isn’t it? This sounds to me like someone who had done this before. He knew how to “buy” her silence through threats. It might be worthwhile to check out some of the other young actresses he worked with. Hmmm, could that have caused Erin Moran’s slide into drug and alcohol addiction?

  • Todd20036

    To all those concern trolls about due process, what about the due process the Nazis afforded Bill Clinton? And he didn’t molest anyone, much less a child.

    Also, women don’t make false claims of being raped as a child. Sorry.

    Baio is a kiddie rapist. And a republican. Shocking

    • another_steve

      The fact that the Republicans didn’t afford Bill Clinton due process is not justification for abandoning due process.

      Sorry, my friend.

      • Tulle Christensen

        Due process is a legal term, I am not anyone’s lawyer, or a judge, or a prosecutor , I cannot give or take due process from anyone.

        I can have an opinion though

        • Mike Rasor

          Exactly, due process is only at play when someone is being deprived of life, liberty or property. It literally requires a proceeding. Two private citizens having a public dispute is not a situation with due process concerns as there is no actual proceeding occurring.

        • another_steve

          Of course we can all have opinions. I have opinions too. The question is whether we automatically accept all allegations of sexual abuse.

          Everyone reading here needs to ask themselves this question:

          “If one of my enemies went to the police or a local newspaper and alleged that I had sexually molested them, would I want / demand due process?”

          A society where all allegations are willy-nilly accepted as true is a society where anarchy rules.

          • Tulle Christensen

            I currently have formed no opinion on this, I am the type of person that likes people to use proper terms, what you want to say is one should not jump to judgement on these allegations until more data comes to light

            it has nothing to do with due process

          • another_steve

            No need to be overly legalistic here. That’s a form of skirting the issue.

            By “due process” I’m not necessarily referring to a legal hearing or process. I’m referring to a rule of civilized nations: You may form opinions but you don’t declare “guilt” without fully hearing the accused’s side of the story and weighing all available evidence.

          • Tulle Christensen

            buy using the term incorectly you are demeaning a very important right

          • Robincho

            Buy?…

          • Tulle Christensen

            heh, lol, yes some people can buy better due process than others. 😉 Would fix but sometimes ones errors need to be seen by all

          • Reality.Bites

            Mama Baio having that attitude is why Scott wasn’t aborted post-natally.

          • Robert K Wright

            We’ve heard the accusers side of the story. It’s right up there at the bottom of Joes post. Don’t blame others, or accuse them of not listening to both sides, just because you didn’t listen to it.

          • five

            So your contention is that Nicole Eggert is a sworn enemy of Chachi and this is just her ax that she is grinding?

          • another_steve

            I need to fully hear her case and the case of the man she’s accusing, and then I’ll make up my mind.

            “Allegations” per se don’t cut it.

            That was the case with Al Frankin as well.

      • boatboy_srq

        It sucks, though, to have a legal system where the petty offenders get hounded and the serious lawbreaking w#nkers skate.

    • Treant

      Because somebody didn’t get “due process,” I am justified in denying it to anybody I feel like.

      No. No, that’s not a valid argument. An imperfection in one case should be leading you to do better in the future.

      “Women don’t make false claims…” Citation required. Read the transcript of a divorce case some time. Women and men lie about anything, quite freely, when angry, annoyed, or there are things at stake. I have never observed an exception to that statement.

      • Robincho

        Son of a gun
        Gonna have some fun
        Down on the baio…

    • gaycuckhubby

      People opposed to Clinton weren’t Nazis.

      And Clinton did get due process. And survived.

      Baio deserves due process in a legal sense but this is not a court case. And I believe her

    • Reality.Bites

      Demanding due process is a cop out when you know perfectly well you’re dealing with cases long past the statute of limitations.

      All we can do is make our own judgment based on the information we have to go on.

      I won’t make blanket statements about what victims do or don’t make up, because the truth is there are fucking lunatics to be found in every type of human. However, the made-up stories by attention seekers usually fall apart quickly. There’s a damned good reason why George Takei still has a career and Kevin Spacey doesn’t and it sure isn’t because George is more talented and the industry is making excuses for him. (Sorry George).

      Is Nicole Eggert a fucking lunatic? I have no reason to think so.

      Are Scott Baio and his wife fucking lunatics? Yes – and if they have sex they’re fucking lunatics in another context as well.

      So… I’m with her.

      As for Scott – he’s lost nothing. No harm done to him at all – because his people fucking APPLAUD rapists. And decent people already hated him.

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      Bill got a BJ for free

      Donald had to pay $ 130,000.

      Who be the better businessman ?

      • Reality.Bites

        Clinton earns between $250,000 and $500,000 per speech.

        Even George W. Bush gets $150,000, albeit for far fewer speeches.

        Wonder how much Trump will get post-presidency?

        • Ragnar Lothbrok

          Wonder if he can live feed from FB while in prison ?

  • IAMBOWLINGGREEN

    Isn’t that activity called Duggaring ?

    • TheManicMechanic

      It’s also now called Chachi-ing. Not to be confused with “cha-ching,” which is the sound of money being made with book deals and tell-all interviews.

    • Nic Peterson

      Yes and it comes with a certified FRC Mulligan.

      • David Walker

        “Yes, it may be wrong, even a sin, to molest a 14-year-old girl, but think of the millions of people Scott has entertained through the years. He lifted troubles and concerns of the middle class for a half hour every week. God worked through him to make America feel better. Besides, she was a Hollywood actress, and they all have loose morals and live to ruin good, upstanding actors. Perhaps we should hate the sin and love the sinner as it applies to Chachi…I mean, Scott. Whores of Hollywood are whores of Hollywood at any age. Pray for Scott. He needs our prayer of comfort and solace. Amen. Oh, and don’t forget to send me money.”

        • Reality.Bites

          Hey, Happy Days was a very popular show in it’s time, but when he went to Joanie Loves Chachi it wasn’t Happy Days’s ratings that tanked, was it?

          (I know your post was sarcasm, I’m laughing at the idea of him entertaining anyone. I’m pretty sure the height of his artistic accomplishments was giving teenage gay boys in the 70s something to fap to till Ted McGinley joined the cast.)

        • Keith Daggett

          You have a mental problem.

          • David Walker

            Thank you.

  • Michael R
    • Mikey

      that’s quite a flattering picture of his wife!

  • Leo

    The only reason Megyn seems to sustaining ratings is these assault interview exclusives. It essentially has become her show. Andy Lack better hope the #MeToo movement doesn’t dry up because I don’t know if this ice queen will know what to do with herself.

    • Nic Peterson

      She doesn’t have any experience working in journalism, that’s for sure.

  • james1200

    Scott Baio looks like he’s melting.

    • AltheaTheCat

      He looks like a microwaved hotdog.

  • bkmn

    Why go to Megan Kelly? There are better people to talk to than her.

    • Leo

      I believe her story, and not to suggest otherwise, but $$$$$

      • bkmn

        I believe her too but I can think of many women who would be better to interview with than Megan Kelly.

    • james1200

      She’s become the go-to place for sexual harassment issues lately, and women probably feel safe going to her because she’s been thru it, too, and she’s actually been really good on this one issue. She’s repeatedly had Trump’s accusers on and even talked about the culture of harassment at Fox News. But she obviously still has the Faux News demon in her, as we saw with her insane attack on Jane Fonda the other day.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        What….. [sigh] I’m not even gonna ask.

        • Bad Tom

          I don’t know either; and I’m glad I don’t.

        • james1200

          https://www.salon.com/2018/01/28/the-attacks-on-jane-fonda-show-who-megyn-kelly-really-is_partner/

          Megyn Kelly may be an NBC host now, but her January 22 monologue about actress Jane Fonda reveals how little Kelly has deviated from her signature Fox News diatribes.

          This morning, Kelly devoted a three-minute monologue to attacking Fonda, a former guest on her show, and largely focused on the actress’ radical anti-Vietnam War activism in the 1970s. Kelly’s monologue exhibited classic Fox News feigned outrage about a guest Kelly seemed to originally have no problem booking. “This is a woman whose name is synonymous with outrage. … She has no business lecturing anyone on what qualifies as offensive,” Kelly said.

          The attack on Fonda appeared to be in response to a comment Fonda made during an interview she and her Netflix costar Lily Tomlin did on Today last week. During the January 16 interview with anchors Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie, Fonda made a joking aside referencing her interview with Kelly last September in which Kelly had awkwardly asked Fonda about her past plastic surgery. At the time, Fonda had deflected the question and had instead discussed the film she was promoting. Fonda has since spoken about the embarrassing exchange several times, noting she would still return to the show if Kelly “comes around and learns her stuff.”

          • Damn, it’s time to let that go already. Fonda was a stupid fool, trying to distance herself from her father. Harm was done by her actions, but it was over 45 years ago. We don’t have to forgive her, but there is no reason to keep dragging this up.

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      Megan thinks she is the new Barbara Walters

    • Reality.Bites

      Cynically, I don’t think either Eggert or Baio qualifies for the real Today show.

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    Scott Duggar Duggar Baio fingering little girls in a car in his garage??
    That’s just eww!

  • Harveyrabbit
  • Sam_Handwich
    • Robincho

      If I’m gonna get digitally penetrated, something tells me this is the guy I’d like to be doing it…

      • Reality.Bites

        Got a thing for Canadians, eh?

        I’ve known for a long time he’s Canadian, but it’s only now I found out he’s not South Asian at all – he was born in Israel to Iraqi Jewish parents.

      • Judas Peckerwood

        “You bad man! You very very bad man!”

  • HZ81

    Sixteen-minutes and eleven-seconds of Scott Baio is more screen-time than Scott has ever gotten and should ever have.

    • another_steve

      He’s making the same mistake Donald Trump has made: If you have nothing to hide, you don’t go into long tirades in an attempt to besmirch the character of your accuser. You declare your innocence and invite an open and fair investigation of the allegations.

      • HZ81

        Yup. Charles knows exactly where his fingers were.

        • Reality.Bites

          I wonder now why he was canned from Diagnosis Murder.

          And there are just SO many offensive jokes coming to my mind involving him and the main star’s surname.

      • Duh-David

        If you’re accused of murdering your wife and her companion, do you a). go on every TV channel that will have you and yell, “I didn’t do it!” or b). get in a white Bronco and lead the police on a slow speed chase? And which one makes you look guiltier.

        • another_steve

          Only an opinion, but having followed the court case at the time and having read the background, I believe O. J. Simpson literally got away with murder.

          • I agree with you.

        • Reality.Bites

          Neither. You need to convince a jury, not thrill-seeking TV viewers.

          In Scott Baio’s case, he barely had a career and what was left of it is done now. Even in the event he were completely vindicated, he’d still be Scott Baio, an untalented, badly aging alt-right asshole.

  • safari
    • Bad Tom

      Apparently Trump never heard of the CIA Factbook.

      • Pip

        He’s too busy complaining about them being against him to hear of anything CIA related.

    • ¯_(ツ)_/¯

      That’s what happens when we elect intellectually comatose people into power.

    • BobSF_94117

      I assume they did this because they NEVER intended to impose sanctions on these people. Why not include the innocent when you’re not going to actually do anything?

    • Chris Lion

      Why put in the effort when you can half-ass it? I think that’s the administration’s motto…

  • Michael

    He seems like one of those guys where his pinky would be twice as thick as what’s between his legs.

    • Uncle Mark

      Or even what’s between his ears.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Isn’t “Scott Baio’s car” an odd euphemism for one’s vagina?

    • Treant

      You’re even nastier than I am.

      Come over here and sit by me.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        Oh, hai!

  • boatboy_srq

    We really need to find new ways to frame things. I read about “digital penetration” and I think cyberattack, not sexual assault.

  • Treant

    At this point, I just copied it out to a text file. I’m sure I’ll refine this over time.

    (Boilerplate Answer for the Umpteenth Proofless Sexual Accusation)

    Let’s just assume I pointed out that this is causing consequences to somebody without any proof.

    Then you replied and stated that you don’t care.

    After which I pointed out that I’m holding these women to a fairly low standard–prove it–than the standard to which you’re holding the men. Simply put, nothing they say matters to you and they’re automatically guilty.

    Which, I’ll point out, is one of the definitions of fascism. I’ll also point out that this is going to backfire on you either by accident or by design and that asking for proof is a really, really good idea. We can also assume that I’ve advised you that I reserve the right to say, “I told you so” when the #MeToo movement burns on a false accusation.

    After that, we can assume you insulted me.

    Then we can assume I’ll block you because I have no use for fascists, fools, cretins, and people who disregard the law.

    If you block me, and brag about the incident to others, let’s assume you restrict yourself to the truth. Unlike one person who took it upon herself to lie about what I had said. I don’t appreciate that and I’ll call you on it.

    Just enter a “Yes” below so we can get to the blocking. I’ll gladly punch your misogyny card so you can complain at the next meeting, just let me know as I’m always happy to validate victim mentality as it seems to make some people happy. I keep several images and catch phrases around for just that purpose.

    Kthxbai.

    • zhera

      I will remember your vile comments on #MeToo the next time it’s about a priest and alter boys. Question is: Will you?

    • Dazzer

      I think you’re tilting at the wrong windmill here.

      Looking at the way these cases are treated in the US, there seems to be an entirely ridiculous statute of limitations on sex crimes, including sex crimes against children and young people.

      People can make allegations and there is no guarantee that they will get investigated properly.

      And the lack of investigation is an equal opportunities negation of care. It doesn’t matter whether you’re male or female, if you haven’t come forward within a specific timeframe, no-one with any kind of authority cares to find out if you or the person you’re accusing is telling the truth.

      There needs to be a due process that can be applied to everyone in these circumstances.

      It’s not a male versus female thing.

      • Treant

        I’ve blocked tons of “ladies” for specifically stating that it just isn’t that bad when a woman does it to a man. Or that it doesn’t matter at all. Or that they simply don’t care. Or that women never lie. I have no interest in ever unblocking those unethical curs.

        So yeah, we have an element of female wishing to not be questioned while destroying any male so accused.

        Statute of limitations is there for several reasons, to my understanding. One, it keeps the police from having to investigate charges that absolutely cannot be proven or disproven at this late date. Two, it’s to protect the accused–they cannot dig into your past with abandon, looking for anything you’ve ever done wrong at any point. Three, human minds aren’t camcorders (although several here have claimed they are). Memories just aren’t that durable and details get forgotten, changed, or simply made up to fill in the narrative.

        Plus please note this movement is now ripe for a false flag. Not allowing any questioning is a real quick way to make sure of that.

        Not to mention, this is apparently the one crime where we’re never supposed to question or gather more information from the victim, or allow the accused any defense. Frankly? Fuck that slippery slope…but fortunately the Constitution already takes care of that.

        • Dazzer

          It’s your system – and if it keeps you happy, I’m not going to criticise it.

          In the UK, we have no statute of limitations and acusations are investigated. Even events that took place in the ’60s have been looked into – and in quite a few cases prosecutions have been successful.

          I’m not saying that our system is better than yours. I don’t understand your system well enough – and there may be entirely reasonable and sensible reasons why a system of investigation that works well-ish in other parts of the world cannot be translated to the American experience.

          I can also foresee potential problems with the #MeToo campaign. I agree that some malicious fuckwit will try use a false flag operation to discredit the entire movement.

          Also, I worry that the entire #MeToo campaign will fizzle out when attention is directed elsewhere. It needs to codify its objectives as a campaign and focus on what can be changed now and what needs to be changed in the future.

          I think #MeToo is a valuable start, but it’s madness to structure a society around allegation without evidence or investigation. And the need for evidence and investigation should apply equally to men and women.

      • katkelly57

        Some never come forward about their abuser (s)…they take it with them to the grave.

        I’m all for abolishing SofL.

  • Nic Peterson

    Not everyone loves Chachi.

  • Taylor Bixler

    Baio diddled a 14 year old girl, James Woods hit on a 16 year old Amber Tamblyn, Roy Moore was banned from malls for his “age preferences” in girls.
    #GOPfamillyvalues

    • Uncle Mark

      Trump has the “BEST” people supporting him.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      But we’re the pervs. smh

      • David Walker

        Wull, yay-yuh. Might not be the best way t’ have sex, but at least it’s normul. Yuh no, man and woman. OK, man and chile, but at least it’s a gurl chile. That man-man stuff don’t make no sense. ‘Sides, it’s icky. ‘N Jeebus never said nuthin’ ’bout pokin’ kids. That’s wut the preacher sez, anyways.

      • Well, some of us make that claim with pride.

        • Jean-Marc in Canada

          I certainly do, but we have standards.

    • Greg B.

      And Donald Trump raped a 13 year old girl.

  • Uncle Mark

    How cute to listen to Scott’s (porn-again) stripper wife, Peaches, direct this mess…telling Scott what to say. Clearly Charles was NOT in charge. Obviously, Peaches is the only one with a penis, which explains why Scott was limited to raping Eggert with his finger

    • Reality.Bites

      At the time CiC was running I was taking a course in which one of my fellow students was a hot guy named Charles.

      Theme song became an ear worm while in class.

      So his wife’s an ex-stripper?

      Used to be that washed-up actors didn’t have classier wives than the President!

  • TexasBoy

    GOP Response: Well, chuckle Boys will be Boys, as long as it isn’t with other Boys!

  • Palmer

    Scott Baio and Willie Aames. I wanted both of them face down and butt up. Perhaps a good buggering would’ve prevented a whole lot of crazy.

  • Chuck in NYC

    While we’re all focused on Scott Baio and Nicole Eggert, the thing that bothers me about this and other incidents is —

    We all have things in our past that now it’s becoming commonplace for some people to feel compelled to “confess” about in public/on the internet. Public figures have more reason to be concerned than others, but still. I didn’t do anything with anyone when I was younger without my own consent, but I’d rather none of the couple of people I’m thinking about would start talking in public about youthful sexual urges that led to something. And I don’t think I’m alone about this.

    • Mark Cross

      Baio was 26, and she was 14. It’s not like they were both 14 year old kids experimenting.
      Baio was then a famous actor, as well as her boss – and she was a minor, and an unknown actress.
      Baio used his position, both as an adult and as her boss, to manipulate her and intimidate her into getting exactly what he wanted from her, sex and a feeling of control.
      THAT is what she is speaking out against – she isn’t “confessing” anything. BAIO should be the one confessing. But, being the scumbag that he is, that’s just not going to happen; he is not even going to acknowledge that it happened, let alone apologize for it.

      • Chuck in NYC

        I’m not arguing that. Adults taking advantage of minors is something that should be called out. I’m making a related but separate point that’s not completely off topic.

        • scorpiomike

          I think the issue you are trying to point out is that there are some things that when viewed by evolved standards of today, seem completely horrible, but at the time they occurred, did not seem so bad. In my mind, if something really falls into that category, the offender should still be held accountable, but maybe with the mitigating factor that our social standards have evolved. But as you also agreed, this Scott B scenario is not that, and he is a scumbag!

          • Chuck in NYC

            That’s part of it, but I’m also thinking about whether some things are better taken to the grave without being said or revealed at all. It’s a judgment call.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    What does Mrs C say about all of this ?

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    LOL @ 1:50 you can hear his bitch wife correcting him about dates.

  • Adam Stevens

    Clearly Chachi did not love Joni.

  • Tor

    I call for due process!

  • Mark Austin

    Scott Baio really looks like shit. Unhealthy, unhappy.

    See what evil does to you on the outside? The inside must be worse.

  • Gene Perry

    Decade old accusation … sorry, statue of limitations … unless you’ve got a witness, or a video, this is just a rumor … sorry, not gonna re-start your career with this one.

  • Mike in Houston

    The way Baio is instructed by his wife, I’m just imagining the pegging he get’s when he’s a good boy — or when cuckholded.

  • Kenster999

    “Why should you go to jail for something that someone else noticed?”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwWAsNZTnug

  • That’s why he got so publicly religious so when he is accused, he’ll just say, “I’m a good christian god fearing man” like that’s supposed to mean righteousness.

  • MarkBuster

    I’m done with victim of the month. Bro’s before Ho’s.

  • Pip

    So, when is his congressional run happening? I mean from everything I’ve seen from Republicans, his history makes him a perfect candidate for the senate or even higher up. He can run on the new ‘anointed one’ platform.

  • shrumpi

    God…Scott Baio’s wife is so BOSSY!

  • argeejay

    Looks like ol’ Chachiboy learned more than we thought from DonnyDotard.

  • Judas Peckerwood

    From what I can tell, the worst choice she ever made was tying her professional future to Baio’s.

  • Spongebob CrankyPants

    So she can prove this?

  • Rubster

    Using social media to denounce the use of social media. Hypocrisy at its finest.

  • Guffey

    I have no idea who’s telling the truth and I don’t even know who Nicole Eggert is (yah, not really a TV person) but I do love the irony of Chachi very calmly, confidently explaining on social media that Nicole and her lawyer should have taken it to the real people… there are special units that take care of this ya know, don’t go to social media.

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    Okay, I was giving him the benefit of the doubt before, but ummmm… no. What is it with the 14-year-old theme going on? Nicole was 14, Roy Moore’s “girlfriend” was 14, Kevin Spacey jumped on Anthony Rapp when he was 14,… I’m sure I’m missing a few because there have been so many.

    I cross-checked with Wikipedia to see if I’m overly culturally conditioned, because I see on Wikipedia that 14 is the age of consent in Germany, Italy, Portugal, Austria, Hungary, Bosnia and a few other countries, but when I look at photos of 14-year-olds they just seem waaay too young to me.

    • Spongebob CrankyPants

      I was 13 when I first hooked up with a man in his forties.

    • JCF

      Does the 14 thing matter (in those countries where it’s legal) if it’s other 14 year olds (or, say, up to age 18)?

      I understand that teenagers sexually experiment. It’s the age DIFFERENCE (as here) which makes me RAGE. 14 w/ a 26 year old? No.Fucking.Way! >:-O

  • Dunkerblinker

    I guess they should not have left Charles in Charge. Oops!!