At the end of last year, Eggert had come forward on social media to allege that Baio had slept with her when she was a minor, on top of accusations of harassment.
46 year old Eggert starred in CBS’ sitcom ‘Charles In Charge’ from 1987 to 1990, alongside Italian-American actor Baio, 11 years her senior. She first came forward with the allegations on social media, claiming that Baio “molested” her when she was a minor when they worked on the show. Baio quickly moved to deny her claims, posting a lengthy video via Facebook Live saying that she was at least 18 when they slept together.
Eggert hit back, telling NBC News' Megyn Kelly a week later that Baio sexually abused her “probably once a week” when she was between the ages of 14 and 16, and that she lost her virginity to him at 17 – a year under California’s age of consent.
On Tuesday this week, however, Eggert escalated further by going to police with a witness and filing an official report about what happened.
“Yesterday Nicole Eggert and I met with two police detectives from the sexual assault unit at my law firm,” celeb attorney Bloom told The Hollywood Reporter in a statement on Wednesday (February 7th).
“Nicole answered all of their questions for over an hour and told her story of sexual abuse by Scott Baio when she was a minor. A witness, Alexander Polinsky, appeared as well and told the detectives about inappropriate touching he witnessed, as well as his own allegations of bullying by Scott Baio.”
“We appreciate the Los Angeles police detectives' interest in this case, and we will fully cooperate with their investigation. Many have reached out to Nicole and me to say that they witnessed inappropriate behaviour from Scott Baio when Nicole was underage. We provided a list of those names to the police. If anyone else has information about this matter please contact us.”
Eggert seemingly responded to Baio’s repeated requests to her to file a police report, the last one being back on January 28th via Facebook.
A representative for Baio told TMZ: “We’ve been demanding since last year that Nicole Eggert bring her story to the authorities. It’s good that she finally has, even if it’s part of a publicity campaign. Perhaps she can explain to them her ever-changing story.”