Scott Baio isn’t going down without a fight!
As we reported, at a press conference with lawyer Lisa Bloom on Wednesday, Charles In Charge star Alexander Polinsky spoke out for the first time to accuse the Happy Days thespian of sexual harassment and abuse. He previously accused Baio of “regular verbal attacks,” “mental abuse,” and “physical assault.”
Sitcom costar Nicole Eggert, who also claims Baio sexually abused her as a minor, stood by Polinsky’s side.
That same day, Baio spokesperson Brian Glicklich and lawyer Jennifer McGrath held their own press conference to deny all of the aforementioned allegations.
Though Baio was not present, his reps read the following statement from him:
“For reasons I don’t understand I am the victim of false claims that threaten everything precious in my life… Mostly, I’m stunned… I will not let this continue… I will use every ounce of strength I have to fight this.”
The reps then slam “hungry for publicity” Polinsky and Eggert for their “ever-changing stories.”
Reportedly, Eggert — who they say has a track record of making false claims — did a past interview where she said:
“I would love to work with him [Scott] again and am friends with his wife.”
The reps also call BS on Polinsky’s claims as they say no one on the Charles In Charge set ever reported any instances of abuse. Apparently, Polinsky even took a photo with his arm around Scott at his birthday party seven years ago.
Overall, they call the entire incident a “media witch hunt” and “not a dog-and-pony show.”
[Image via Nikki Nelson/WENN.]