Scott Baio Denies Sexual Misconduct With Nicole Eggert: ‘This Has Got to Stop’

“My 10-year-old daughter does not need to be hearing about this from friends at school,” former “Charles in Charge” star says

Scott Baio came out swinging on Wednesday, denying former “Charles in Charge” co-star Nicole Eggert’s accusations of sexual misconduct when she was a minor.

During an interview on “Good Morning America,” Baio said Eggert was lying and that the whole affair was doing terrible damage to his own underage daughter.

“My 10-year-old daughter does not need to be hearing about this from friends at school,” he told interviewer Amy Robach. “Her job is to be 10 years old, and that’s why this has got to stop.”

“Her story keeps changing, she makes up new things and by the way, I am not the first person she’s done this to,” he added.

Baio insisted that since Eggert was a minor when she started work on the ’90s sitcom, he would never have been alone with Eggert on set and that it would have been impossible for him to have engaged in any misconduct without a lot of people seeing it.

“It was impossible because when a child is on a set, they’re either in school or they’re on the set with a teacher and their parents,” he said.

The Baio interview comes after Eggert took the stage on NBC with Megyn Kelly to expand upon her accusations.

Eggert told Kelly that Baio penetrated her with his finger when she was 14.

“That happened quite often, through the age of 16,” she said of the touching. “More than 10 times, more like probably once a week. And then on set, there was just a lot of groping, a lot of fondling, a lot of pulling me on his lap, trying to sneak kisses in the back, which other cast members saw.”

“The issue with him is that he was our boss,” she continued. “He also was telling me, you know, ‘You can’t tell anybody, this is illegal, I’ll go to jail. The show will be over, everybody will be sued. You’ll be out of a job and you’ll ruin everybody’s life.’”