Nicole Eggert files to the police against Scott Baio
Fox411: Nicole Eggert reportedly has taken her complaints of abuse against actor Scott Baio to the police after them for the first time on the allegations of the public weeks ago.
New allegations against Scott Baio from “Charles in Charge” co-star, Alexander Polinsky are revealed, and his first accuser, Nicole Egger, is that she was suicidal after his alleged abuse.
On Wednesday, a statement from Alexander Polinsky was shared on the show “The talk,” while guest Nicole Eggert was also on air to talk about her sexual assault allegations against Baio.
While Eggert claims that she was sexually abused by the actor, Polinsky claims he suffered physical abuse and mental abuse of Baio.
“The talk” host Sara Gilbert, who claimed that he was a “best friend” of Polinksy, read his statement aloud with Eggert preset.
“The work on the set of” Charles in Charge ” from the age of 11 to 15 is no picnic, it was a toxic environment,” Polinsky instruction began.
The actor went on to defend Eggert and said: “I witnessed Scott Baio is acting unlawfully towards Nicole Eggert during my first year of working on the show. I walked in on them together behind the set. Nicole was on Scott’s lap, and he did not appreciate my intrusion. He yelled at me and called me various homophobic insults.”
Polinsky went further in detail his accusations against Baio.
“Growing up on the show I was given regular verbal attacks, mental abuse, and I also suffered from a physical assault in the hands of Scott Baio. There is no excuse for his behavior. It is horrible.”
The actor continued to say that both he and Eggert were minors at the time, and they deserve to work in an environment where they felt safe.
“If we want to change the culture, we have to bring out the truth, to take back control of the abusers, and they are listening to the pain of their victims.”
Polinsky’s closed his statement and said: “for the sake of the next generation of young artists, we need parents and social workers to listen to the signals, ask the right questions to ask, and the protection of children against monsters in the workplace. The cycle of abuse must stop. Even 30 years after the acts, they still have a large role.”
Eggert first came forward in January with a series of tweets that claimed Baio, now 57, abused her from the time she was 14 until the age of 17 years. Baio said he had consensual sex with her once, but only after she had turned 18, the legal age of consent.
Baio was quick to come forward with a denial of the allegations against him, first to Facebook Live to explain his side of the story, the call of Eggert’s credibility into question.
In a new interview with ET, Eggert claimed that they considered suicide.
“As long as I hid because I thought that because I didn’t fight back, and because he is not holding me down, that was the OK that I was to blame,” Eggert admitted to ET. “In those days I had moments of so hurt and so upset, and even thoughts of the end of my life.”
Eggert detailed a time when she thought jumping off a bridge in Studio City at the age of 15.
“I’m sobbing and I looked at it,” she said, “And I said to myself, ‘It’s not a legit bridge, you’re not going to die, you’re going to break a lot of bones and you’re not even going to kill yourself. Get home.'”
On Tuesday, TMZ reported that Eggert submitted to the police that she was sexually abused as a minor on the set of Baio’s show “Charles in Charge” between 1986 and 1990.
TMZ noted Eggert compiled a list of the witnesses who said they observed behavior by Baio in this time. Among the witnesses was the former co-star Polinsky. According to TMZ, Polinsky allegedly went with Eggert to file the police her report.
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