Nicole Eggert's Costar Backs Up Claims, Says Scott Baio Hurled Antigay Slurs at Him

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Nicole Eggert may have opened the floodgates after going public with her claims of abuse by her former Charles in Charge co-star Scott Baio. Eggert says Baio — a staunch Trump supporter — molested her when she was 14 and he was in his mid-20s, and now another co-star backs up her claims.

Appearing on The Talk on Wednesday, Eggert spoke to the show's out co-host Sara Gilbert about the abuse, which she just filed a police report on. Gilbert then read a statement from Alexander Polinsky, who played Eggert's younger brother on Charles in Charge. Gilbert, a friend of Polinsky's, broke down in tears as she read his statement.

"I witnessed Scott Baio acting inappropriately towards Nicole Eggert during my first year of working on the show," Polinsky wrote. "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 slurs. Growing up on the show I received regular verbal attacks, mental abuse, and I also suffered a  physical assault at the hands of Scott Baio."

Polinsky began filming the '80s sitcom when he was 11. Watch the clip below.

 

Tags: Crime, #MeToo, Women

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