Second CHARLES IN CHARGE Co-Star Accuses Scott Baio of Harassment and Assault
According to CNN, former CHARLES IN CHARGE actor Alexander Polinsky held a press conference today with his attorney Lisa Bloom and accused actor Scott Baio of harassment and assault. This comes on the heels of similar claims made about Baio by another co-star of the same show, actress Nicole Eggert. Eggert was also present today with Polinsky, who were both minors at the time they are claiming the harassment took place. CHARLES IN CHARGE premiered on CBS in 1994. Read more about Polinsky's press conference today from CNN here.
Polinsky says, ""Scott Baio began a pattern of abuse that was unrelenting. Mr. Baio repeatedly told me about homosexual sex acts that he told me I would grow up to perform. Scott told me of his sexual conquests with young girls... and at the same time tried to convince me I was unlovable and defective."
For over 30 years, Baio has been an actor, successful producer, writer and director. He received his acting break in 1976 when he was cast as the lead in the youthful gangster film Bugsy Malone. Baio is perhaps best known for his role as Chachi Arcola on one of television's most iconic comedy series Happy Days, followed by a starring role in the spin-off series Joanie Loves Chachi. Baio also starred in the 1980s hit sitcom, Charles in Charge. Following his television comedy roles, he delved into some deeper and more dramatic roles, such as in the award-winning ABC after-school special, Stoned, the CBS film The Boy Who Drank Too Much and as a hemophiliac in NBC's Senior Trip.
He continued his acting career as the youthful associate of Dick Van Dyke on the successful CBS series Diagnosis Murder and a decade later, made several appearances on the Emmy Award-winning television series Arrested Development. Most recently, Baio was featured as himself on VH1's popular series, Scott Baio is 45...and Single and Scott Baio is 46...and Pregnant. Off-screen, he has directed episodes of popular series including The Parkers, Unhappily Ever After, The Jamie Foxx Show, The Wayans Bros., HARRY and the Hendersons, Out of This World and recently served as executive producer of VH1's Confessions of a Teen Idol.