Scott Baio appeared on Good Morning America Wednesday to adamantly deny claims made by his Charles in Charge co-star Nicole Eggert that he repeatedly molested her when she was underage. “Nicole and I were friends after our only sexual encounter, where she wanted me to be her first so that she would be good for her boyfriend,” Baio says. “Those are her words.” He added that molesting her on set would have been “impossible” because “directors and producers and crew guys are watching.” However, Baio appeared flustered when asked about a tweet in which Eggert said, “Ask @scottbaio what happened in his garage at his house when I was a minor.” Baio threw up his hands and said, “I have no idea what that means…You can’t just keep making up different things.” He added that he had “no idea” why two people who worked on Charles in Charge have corroborated that Eggert told them about his sexual misconduct.
Nicole Eggert appeared on The Dr. Oz Show Wednesday to further detail her claims that Scott Baio molested her as a minor. But according to TMZ, the real drama occurred behind the scenes. Eggert originally filmed her Dr. Oz interview on January 10, but producers shelved it over issues with Eggert’s timeline of events. They asked for a second sit-down on Tuesday following her Megyn Kelly TODAY appearance, then confronted her backstage with claims from a friend that Eggert was 18 when she engaged in sexual activity with Baio. “This whole thing feels like a sabotage,” Eggert says in video obtained by TMZ. “I wouldn’t be surprised…if you guys nudged some things, because the whole thing seems like an attack on me.” On Oz’s show, Eggert said of her Charles in Charge co-star, “I was a teenager and he was sort of creating this crush and this relationship between us…[but he] was very clear nobody could know and that it was illegal and that everyone could lose their job, including myself.” Meanwhile, Dr. Oz tells Page Six that he thoroughly vetted the story before he “felt comfortable” airing Eggert’s interview.