Actor Scott Baio has responded to allegations that he molested his former TV co-star, Nicole Eggert, when she was 14 years old.
Eggert had tweeted on Saturday that he assaulted her while they worked together on the show 'Charles in Charge'.
Baio issued a statement calling her claims '100% lies’.
Renee Sloan, Baio’s wife, helped Scott record the video and they showed evidence of Eggert's lie.
Baio acknowledged that the pair did have sex, but claims it was consensual, and that Eggert would have been at least 18 years old at the time. He said, ’I remember her calling me and asking me to come over and coming in my house one time, and seducing me. Any normal heterosexual, red-blooded American guy, the outcome would have been the same.’
Baio played an audio recording of an interview Eggert gave to TheDirty.com where she described losing her virginity to Baio 'years after' 'Charles in Charge' was done.
Baio argued in the video that because Eggert was born in 1972, and the show was completed in 1990, she would have no longer been a minor.
The actor and his wife also revealed that his legal team had served Eggert with two cease-and-desist letters in November ahead of the video.
Scott said, ’If you have a claim, go to the police. There is a special unit there that handles this kind of stuff. If you have a real claim, you go to the real people, not to social media where people like me get beat up.’