Nicole Eggert shared additional particulars of her alleged sexual assault when she appeared on “Megyn Kelly At the moment.” The actor recalled that all of it started when she was 14 and went on till she turned 17. Eggert alleged that Scott Baio first approached her as a pal and constructed a rapport together with her. Then, he started to inform the teenager that he cherished her and wished to marry her when she grew up. The actor claimed he began sexually abusing her when she was 14 and had intercourse together with her at 17, whereas they had been nonetheless working collectively.
In keeping with Eggert, even castmates had their suspicions due to Baio’s conduct on set. Co-star Alex Polinsky confirmed that he as soon as caught Eggert sitting in Baio’s lap. He thought it was harmless and tried leaping on too, however Baio known as him a homophobic slur and pushed him off (Polinsky has additionally accused Baio of bodily assault and psychological abuse). Though Eggert claims Baio did not must bodily overpower her to take benefit, he psychologically manipulated her into doing no matter he wished.
The “Baywatch” alum defined how Baio pressured her into silence, declaring, “The difficulty with him is that he was our boss.” She continued. “He additionally was telling me, ‘You possibly can’t inform anyone, that is unlawful, I’ll go to jail. The present will likely be over, everybody will likely be sued. You’ll be out of a job, you’ll destroy everyone’s life.'” The disgrace and worry compelled Eggert to craft tales to defend him.