'Declined': Scott Baio Sexual Assault Case Dismissed

Scott Baio Sexual Assault Case Dismissed
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Jun. 20 2018, Published 11:29 a.m. ET

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Scott Baio's scandalous sexual assault case has been dismissed, can confirm.

According to a report from the Los Angeles County District Attorney, "The applicable statute of limitations of the crimes alleged by the victim have expired. Thus, the case is declined."

Radar readers know Baio, 57, was accused of sexually assaulting former Charles in Charge costar, Nicole Eggert, when she was 14 years old. The actress told police that the "molestation" continued until she left the show, at age 17.

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Baio vehemently denied the claims when Eggert, 46, first reported them on May 23, 2018, and even called her a liar in a fiery GMA interview.

"I'm trying to figure out which time she's lying and which time she's not lying because the story seems to change quite a bit. I can't keep up with it quite honestly," he said at the time.

He did confess, however, that the two had consensual sex when she was 18— and she came onto him.

Despite his denial, 12 witnesses soon came forward to support Eggert's account.

During their legal battle, Eggert's lawyer, Lisa Bloom, claimed the actress had received threatening letters from Baio's team, and was "scared."

Now, despite the evidence, Baio will continue being a free man.

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