Scott Baio has denied Nicole Eggert's allegations he is harassing her on the phone, insisting he has received his own troubling phone calls.
Eggert, 46, has accused the 57-year-old of molesting her between the ages of 14 and 17, while they worked together on U.S. sitcom Charles in Charge, which ran from 1984 to 1990. She previously claimed the couple enjoyed a brief romance after the series ended, with Eggert losing her virginity to Baio, but in a series of Twitter posts last month (Jan18) and subsequent TV interviews, the actress confessed she was only 17 when they slept together.
Baio has vehemently denied her accusations, insisting she was 18 - the legal age of consent in California - by the time the show wrapped.
Nicole has now filed a police report against Baio, at his urging, and last week (ends09Feb18), she claimed she has been receiving harassing phone calls from him, in which he remains silent on the other line.
"He's harassing me by phone, he's called me at least 10 or 11 times," she told chat show The Talk on Wednesday (07Feb18). "He's not saying anything, he's staying completely silent. I'm now obviously not answering them (calls) because I'm not sure what the motive is behind that..."
However, Scott's representative is denying Eggert's claims while revealing the actor plans to file a police report because he has been the victim of harassing calls.
According to TMZ, the calls to Baio display his own number and the person on the other line stays silent. The representative also claims the actor "was contacted by an individual who gave him 24 hours to accept an unspecified offer which was characterised as 'help'."
Scott has since changed his number and is planning to bring the calls to the attention of police.
"We have significant evidence about the origin of these calls, and are bringing it to law enforcement on Monday," the representative adds.