Scott Baio has denied the allegations of sexual misconduct against him. “For reasons I don’t understand, I am the target of false claims that threaten everything that is important in my life,” he said in a statement on Wednesday evening. “I am hurt and I am angry. But mostly, I am stunned that anyone could be so cruel as to attack not just me, but my entire family with lies.” Flanked by attorney Lisa Bloom and actress Nicole Eggert at a Wednesday press conference, Alexander Polinsky, who played Eggert’s brother on the ‘80s sitcom Charles in Charge, detailed his claims of child abuse against co-star Baio. Polinsky said he “was sexually harassed by Scott Baio and ultimately assaulted by him between the ages of 12 to 15 years old.” Polinsky added that Baio referred to him with homophobic slurs, pulled down Polinsky’s pants in front of 100 people, and exposed his genitals to him through a hole that he cut in the wall of Poinsky’s private dressing room. Eggert, who claims Baio initiated sexual contact with her when she was underage, added that she felt guilty about not standing up for Polinsky at the time.