Scott Baio Breaks Silence for the First Time on Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Him

Actor Scott Baio is denying allegations that he continuously abused a younger co-star during the five-season run of the 1980s sitcom “Charles in Charge.”

The 57-year-old became the latest high-profile figure to face serious accusations this year when Alexander Polinsky named him in a series of tweets over the weekend.

Polinsky, a former child actor who played Andy on the series, accused Baio of “physical, mental, verbal & sexual abuse” on the set.

“My abuser thought he was above the law, above morality and beyond judgment,” Polinksy wrote in a post he has requested other Twitter users share in an effort to gain exposure.

In a statement this week, Baio claimed he was not aware of any behavior that might have warranted the unspecified claims of abuse.

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“Unfortunately, I have no idea what incident or incidents Alexander may be describing,” he said in response to a National Enquirer report on Polinsky’s allegations.

In light of the accusations, Baio said he spoke to his “advisers” and was informed that “the only appropriate venue for reporting these crimes is a special bureau set up by the Los Angeles police department, and we will be in touch with them shortly to share this article.”

He urged his accuser to likewise take his case to the specialized officers who “investigate many such circumstances quickly and with sensitivity.”

Polinsky referenced the alleged abuse in several other tweets in recent days.

In a post Sunday, he threatened to contact the media if Baio did not respond to his accusations with a direct message on Twitter.

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Actress Nicole Eggert, who also co-starred on “Charles in Charge,” helped Polinsky spread his message by sharing his post and adding, “Please retweet!”

This post was last modified on December 8, 2017 10:20 am