Former Male Costar Accuses Scott Baio Of Physical Abuse Amid Nicole Eggert Claims

Male Costar Scott Baio Physical Abuse
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Feb. 8 2018, Updated 1:16 p.m. ET

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Days after Nicole Eggert filed a police report against Scott Baio for allegedly sexually assaulting her, another Charles in Charge costar has come forward to accuse the 57-year-old star of abuse! As has learned, actor Alexander Polinsky claimed he was physically assaulted by Baio during filming for the popular show.

Polinsky, 43, provided a statement to be read on The Talk during Eggert’s appearance on Wednesday, February 7. In the letter, Polinsky admitted that he accompanied Eggert, 46, to file the police report — and claimed he filed one himself!

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“Working on the set of Charles in Charge from age 11 to 15 was no picnic, it was a toxic environment,” Polinsky said in the statement, referencing Baio’s comments about how the show environment was like a picnic and he was always surrounded by people. “I witnessed Scott Baio acting inappropriately towards Nicole Eggert during my first year of working on the show. 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.”

Continued Polinsky, “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. There is no excuse for his behavior. It is abhorrent.”

As Radar readers know, Eggert accused Baio of sexually assaulting her when she was a minor. She also said she had sex with him when she was 17 – a claim which Baio vehemently denied.

“Both Nicole and I were minors,” continued Polinsky in his letter. “We deserved safe passage to do our jobs and also be kids. If we want to change the culture, we have to bring out the truth, take back control from the abusers and make them listen to the pain of their victims.”

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“For the sake of the next generation of young artists we must empower parents and social workers to heed the signals, ask the proper questions and protect children from monsters in the workplace. The cycle of abuse must stop. Even 30 years after the acts, they still matter,” he concluded.

Baio has not yet responded to the physical abuse claims made against him by Polinsky.

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