In an interview with Nik Richie for "The Dirty" in 2015, Eggert described wanting to lose her virginity and having intercourse with Baio, who she said she remained friendly with. Eggert was a minor, and Baio is more than 11 years older than her. Baio claims the two had a consensual sexual relationship after the show ended, when she was of age. "I hadn't experienced any of these things before, so it was unusual, and in a weird way OK-or I thought it was OK".
After an ad break, the interview continued; she was joined by Lisa Bloom who said she had been brought in after Eggert received "bullying letters from [Baio's] lawyer".
Though Eggert and Baio are in agreement that they were once intimate, it is her age that continues to be called into question.
Eggert said she didn't tell anyone but close friends - and cast members years later. "That is when the sexual touching and abuse started, after that". It wasn't a hold-me-down-rape-me kind of situation. Eggert indicated to Kelly that she very well might. The actress recently spoke out on Twitter, claiming that Baio, who she also reportedly dated, started molesting her on the set of Charles In Charge when she was only 14 years old, accord to The Hollywood Reporter.
"What my truth is", she said, "is that I wasn't ready to tell my story and for me it was always protecting the show and protecting that whole legacy that nothing happened there".
Eggert told Kelly the alleged abuse began when they met on the set of the 1980s sitcom Charles in Charge. "That was my delusion and that was my cover-up always". Why is she unwilling to go to law enforcement with her claims?
When Kelly asked how often that happened, Eggert shared, "That happened quite often, through the age of 16". "But I was 17". "She is provably wrong, and because we have been telling her that since a year ago without results, our only conclusion is that she is deliberately lying". She said 'he molested me as a child and I didn't know any better.' I can vividly remember that statement ... She told me it was much worse than she described on air. And when I talk to other women, I don't think 'Oh, you're weak.
After playing the clip, Baio said: "So you heard it was way after Charles in Charge was done". He told Megyn Kelly Today that he still stands behind his tweets, however he did not experience sexual abuse and his abuse did not come from Baio.
Baio, meanwhile, said that if Eggert really believes the incident happened, then she should file a police report and not try to hurt him on social media.