TMZ reported on Wednesday that Los Angeles’ Deputy District Attorney has decided not to prosecute Scott Baio over allegations that the actor sexually assaulted his Charles in Charge co-star Nicole Eggert in the ’80s.
TMZ also reported that the D.A. found Eggert’s case “credible,” according to the their sources, and that it was “potentially prosecutable,” but it came down to heeding the statute of limitations.
Eggert has claimed that Baio molested her repeatedly while she was between the ages of 14 and 18; Baio insists the the two only had sex once, and that she was 18 at the time. Eggert commented to TMZ on the Deputy D.A.’s decision not to prosecute, saying:
“I always knew this case was beyond statutes of limitations and unfortunately the D.A. would not be able to prosecute Scott Baio. However I also knew the importance of laying the groundwork for any future victims of Baio’s that may come forward and to warn parents who might unknowingly allow their children to be alone with this molester…. I could no longer keep up the lie he conditioned me into and felt it a Mother’s responsibility to put the truth out there.”
Another Charles in Charge co-star, Alexander Polinsky, accused Baio of sexual harassment and abuse in February.
Ronan Farrow has responded to claims his brother Moses Farrow made yesterday regarding the validity of sister Dylan Farrow’s abuse allegations against Woody Allen (Moses is of the opinion that Dylan’s story doesn’t add up, you can read more about that here).
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