Charles in Charge alum Alexander Polinsky accused his former co-star Scott Baio of sexual harassment and misconduct during a press conference in Los Angeles on Wednesday, February 14.
The 43-year-old Charles in Charge alum claimed that 57-year-old Happy Days star bullied him for years with homophobic remarks and even pulled down Alexander’s pants in front of the crew of the ‘80s sitcom and throwing a cup of hot tea in his face.
At the office of his attorney Lisa Bloom, Alexander said,
I dreaded the teasing and daily attacks on my personality,
Lisa is the same represented Alexander and Scott’s former co-star Nicole Eggert in the wake of her previous sexual abuse allegations against the Happy Days alum.
Alexander alleged that the “mental torture” began when he was 12 years old after witnessing Nicole sitting on Scott’s lap one day on set.
Charles in Charge Actor Alexander Polinsky Accuses Scott Baio of Sexual Harassment & Misconduct
The younger actor said that he then jokingly jumped onto the lap of Scott, at which point the latter star allegedly “threw me off and angrily called me a f–got.”
Nicole accused Scott of molesting her as a child by sharing a tweet on January 27. She later filed a police report, in which Lisa said Alexander has also taken.
Scott vehemently denied Nicole’s claims, saying on Facebook Live that they only had sex once, when the actress was 18.
During an interview with Good Morning America, he said,
I don’t know what [Eggert and Polinsky are] saying. I have no idea. I don’t know why they’re saying it. There were so many people on that set.
Scott is set to hold a press conference of his own later on Wednesday.