FILE - In a July 18, 2016 file photo, actor Scott Baio speaks during the opening day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Baio is denying a claim made by his former "Charles in Charge" co-star Nicole Eggert that something inappropriate happened between the two when she was a minor. Eggert tweeted Saturday. Jan. 27, 2018 to ask Baio about what happened in his garage when she was a minor. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
He said the pair did have sex, but it was consensual and happened after the show stopped shooting, when she was of age.
“I remember her calling me and asking me to come over and coming in my house one time and seducing me,” Baio said to the camera.
“Any normal heterosexual, red-blooded American guy, the outcome would have been the same.”
Baio defended his behavior on the set of “Charles in Charge,” a show that ran from 1984 to 1990.
“When you have minors on the set, when they are not on the set working, they are in the classroom with the teacher, the teacher brings them to the set, and on the set is their parents, their teachers,” he said.
Eggert has made similar claims against Baio in the past, but he said he usually ignores them and they go away. This claim, he said, has gained steam, prompting his video response, which he said he filmed so that he could not be edited.
“If you have a real claim, you go to the real people, not to social media where people like me get beat up,” he added.
Baio has been in the headlines during the last few years for his support of President Donald Trump.
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